The Olden Time Volume 2

The Olden Time Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...extends 33 miles West of the said part of the Honongahela, or 267f miles West of the mouth of Christiana creek; Pittsburgh, according to this computation, must bo 14J miles in the province, distant from the Western boundary, and 51.65 miles from the Southern boundary. But by J. S's map of the river Monongahela, made from actual survey, Pittsburgh is 1J mile West of the said part of the Monongahela, which is intersected by the Southern boundary of the province, which places Fort Pitt 6J miles further to the West than is done in Mr. Evans' map. So that Pittsburgh is & miles in the province. This is more to be depended npon than the former estimation: as Mr. J. S. took all the courses of the Monongahela with a compass from Fort Pitt to the junction of Cheat and Mnddy rivers. Mb. Stuart's Remarks.--"That part of the river Delaware which is in the same Latitude as Pittsburgh, is one mile Eastward of the meridian of Philadelphia; and that city is 22 miles East of the meridian of the mouth of Christiana creek. That part of the river Monongahela which crosses the Southern boundary of the province of Pennsylvania is 256 miles West of the meridian of Philadelphia, or 234 miles West of the mouth of Christiana creek. And by Mr. J. S's map of the river Monongahela, made from an actual survey, Pittsburgh is 1J mile West of the part of the Monongahela which is intersected by the Southern boundary of the province of Pennsylvania. So that Pittsburgh is nine miles and a half within the province of Pennsylvania, distant from the Western boundary." The draught itself embraces all that portion of Pennsylvania which lies South of a line drawn due East and West through Pittsburgh and between the river Delaware on the East and a meridian line run by Messrs. St. Clair...show more

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  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236660447
  • 9781236660442