Report of the Regents of the University on the Boundaries of the State of New York, Volume II; Being a Continuation of Senate Document No. 108 of 1873 and Senate Document No. 61 of 1877

Report of the Regents of the University on the Boundaries of the State of New York, Volume II; Being a Continuation of Senate Document No. 108 of 1873 and Senate Document No. 61 of 1877

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...parallel with the Hudson River, commencing at the end of said east north-east line twenty miles from said river, and running to Massachusetts boundary. Pursuant to this last agreement, and immediately thereafter, the Commissioners and surveyors of the Province of New York and Colony of Connecticut, surveyed from Lyon's Point to said "Great Stone," and from thence to the "three trees," for the purpose of determining the allowance to he made in measuring the width of said additional land, agreeable to said agreement, and they found and determined there should be allowed an additional measure, at the rate of twenty-five rods to one mile, so that in measuring said width, one mile and twentyfive rods of actual measure on the surface of the earth should be accounted and esteemed one mile and no more, and so in proportion for a longer or shorter length. These Commissioners found no difficulty in satisfying themselves as to the identical "three Oak Trees" marked by the Commissioners in 1684, and the better to perpetuate the place, they say, in their Report, "At the place where the three white oak trees stand we buried some burnt wood in the ground and raised a heap of stones over it; we likewise cut the letters G. R. on a great stone lying in the ground there." They then ascertained the distance of that, point from the Hudson River, and run a straight line east north-east thirteen miles and sixty-four rods, --the distance they found necessary to make up the whole distance of twenty miles from the Hudson River, and raised a heap of stones there, and they determined and declared, that the straight line from said "great stone at the wading place," to the said "great stone" marked G. R., and...show more

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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 662g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236886046
  • 9781236886040