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and others touches the said river, north one degree and twenty-five minutes west as the same has been lately run by order of the surveyor-general, westerly by the line last mentioned until it intersects a west line drawn from FortGeorge near Lake-George, and by the line last mentioned until it strikes the north branch of Hudson's river, and by the middle of the said branch and of the main stream of said river until it meets the north bounds of the county of Rensselaer, with such variations as to include all islands lying nearest to the east bank of said river.

The county of Saratoga to contain all that part of this Saratora. state bounded southerly by the county of Albany, easterly by the counties of Rensselaer and Washington, northerly by the county of Washington, and westerly by a line drawn from the Mohawk-river where the northeast corner of the tract of land granted by letters patent to George Ingoldsby and others touches the said river, north one degree and twenty-five minutes west.

The county of Essex to contain all that part of this state Elles bounded southerly by the county of Washington, easterly by the east bounds of this state, westerly by the west line of the counties of Saratoga and Washington continued to a point opposite to the south line of a tract of three thousand six hundred acres of land granted to Mathew Adgate, northerly by a line drawn east from the said point to the south line aforesaid until it intersects the great river Ausable, thence by the said river along the north bank thereof to the forks of said river, thence by the south branch of said river along the north bank thereof to Lake-Champlain, and thence by a due east line to the east bounds of this state.

The county of Clinton to contain all that part of this Clinton. state bounded southerly by the county of Essex and Totten and Crossfield's purchase, easterly by the east bounds of this state, northerly by the north bounds of this state, and westerly by the west bounds of this state, and the division line between great lots number three and number four of Macomb's purchase continued to the west bounds of this state.

The county of Greene to contain all that part of this Greene. state bounded southerly by the county of Ulster and part of the county of Delaware, as hereafter described, easterly by the middle of Hudson's river, north and northwesterly by a line drawn west from the southernmost part of Bearenisland in said river to the southwest corner of the manor of Rensselaerwyck, and a line drawn from thence to the place where the line formerly run from the head of Kaater's creek issuing out of the southerly side or end of a certain lake or pond lying in the Blue mountains to a small lake called Utsayantho intersects the Schohariecreek, and westerly by the said county of Delaware.

Albany.

The county of Albany to contain all that part of this state bounded northerly by a line beginning at a point in the middle of Hudson's river, opposite to the middle of the most northerly branch of the Mohawk-river, running thence through the middle of the said northerly branch and of the said Mohawk-river westerly to the east bounds of the city of Schenectady, thence along the easterly and northerly bounds of the said city as the same are specified in the award of the commissioners appointed by the act, entitled An act for settling the line or lines of division be. tween the town of Schenectady and the patent of Kayaderoso seras, passed the nineteenth day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, and filed in the office of the secretary of this state, to the northwest corner of the said city, westerly by a line drawn from the said northwest corner of the said city southerly to the Mohawk-river opposite to the northeast corner of a patent granted to George Ingoldsby and others, and thence running southwesterly along the north bounds of the last mentioned patent, and of the patents granted to Walter Butler, to Thomas Freeman and to Alexander Philip and William Cosby to the Schoharie-creek, thence along the said creek and the Schoharie patent to the patent granted to Johannes Lawyer, then along the south bounds of the patent granted to Jonathan Brewer to the manor of Rensselaerwyck, thence along the west bounds of the said manor to the southwest corner thereof, southerly by the county of Greene, and easterly by the county of Rensselaer.

The county of Schoharie to contain all that part of this state bounded easterly by the county of Albany, northerly by part of the south bounds of the county of Montgomery as hereafter described, westerly by a line beginning at the southwest corner of a tract of land formerly granted to John Lyne, and running thence the following courses and distances as marked by order of the surveyor-general : south twenty-one degrees and forty-eight minutes west two hundred and nineteen chains to the place where Joshua Tucker formerly resided, thence south seven degrees and forty-eight minutes west one hundred and ninety-three chains to the easternmost line of the second allotment of a tract of land known by the name of the Belvidere patent, thence south nine degrees east six hundred and ninety-five chains to a certain hill known by the name of Grover's hill, thence with a direct line from the most northwesterly corner of Stroughburgh patent, thence with a direct line to the most northerly corner of Harpersfield on the Charlotte or Adegatangie branch of the Susquehannah-river, thence southeasterly along the north bounds of Harpersfield to the said Lake-Utsayantho, and southerly by a line formerly run from the head of Kaater's creek, where the same issues out of the southerly side or

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end of a certain lake or pond lying in the Blue mountains to the said Lake-Utsayantho, and by part of the north bounds of the county of Greene.

The county of Delaware to contain all that part of this Delaware. state, bounded as follows : Beginning on the east bank of the Delaware-river at the most southerly corner of lot number twenty-eight in the subdivision of great lot number two in the Hardenbergh patent, then north sixty-twa degrees east to the northeasterly bounds of great lot number eight in the said patent, then along the bounds of the said lot number eight northwesterly to the southwest corner of lot number twenty in the said patent, then northeasterly along the division line between lots number nineteen and said lot number twenty, and that line continued to the southerly bounds of the county of Albany, then along the same and along the southerly bounds of the county of Schoharie to the Lake-Utsayantho, then along the north bounds of a tract of land granted to John Harper and others to the northwest corner thereof, and the same line continued to the Adegatangie or Charlotte-river, then down the waters thereof to the Susquehannah-river, then down the waters thereof to the line of property, then southerly along the said line of property to the Delawareriver, then down the waters thereof and along the division line between this state and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the place of beginning.

The county of Otsego to contain all that part of this Otsega. state bounded southerly by the county of Delaware, easterly by the county of Schoharie, northerly by a line beginning at the northwest corner of the county of Schoharie, running thence westerly to the northeast corner of a tract of land formerly granted to John Groesbeck, called Springfield, thence along the north bounds thereof and the same line continued to a line run from the Little-Falls in the Mohawk-river to the mouth of the creek on which the mills of Richard Cary are erected where the same creek empties itself into the waters of Lake-Otsego, then southerly along said line to the southerly bounds of a tract of land formerly granted to Theobald Young, then along the southerly bounds thereof and the southerly bounds of a tract of land formerly granted to Rudolph Staley to a tract of land formerly granted to William Bayard and others, called the Free-Mason's patent, thence southerly and westerly along the same to the Unadilla-river, and westerly by the said Unadilla-river from the place last mentioned to its junction with the Susquehannah-river.

The county of Montgomery to contain all that part of Montgomery this state bounded easterly by part of the west bounds of the county of Albany, and by the west bounds of the counties of Saratoga, Washington and Essex, northerly hy the county of Clinton, southerly by a line drawn from the northeast corner of the tract of land granted by letters

patent to George Ingoldsby and others on the Mohawk. river, and running thence southwesterly along the county of Albany to the south bounds of a patent formerly granted to John Bowen, thence southwesterly along the same to the tract known by the name of the old Schoharie patent, thence west along a line heretofore run as part of the northern boundary of the former county of Albany to a place where the same is intersected by a line drawn north twenty-five degrees east from a lake called Utsayantho, thence westerly to the southest corner of a tract of land formerly granted to William Cosby, thence westerly along the same and along a tract of land formerly granted to John Lyne to the southwest corner thereof, thence along the northern bounds of the county of Otsego to a line run from the Little-Falls on the Mohawk-river to the head waters of Lake-Otsego, westerly by a straight line drawn from thence to the east end of the easternmost lock of the canal on the north side of the Mohawk-river at the LittleFalls, thence north as the magnetic needle pointed in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-two to the southerly line of a tract of land called Jersey-Field, from thence a direct course to strike the line of division between two certain tracts of land, the ène known by the name of Nobleborough, and the other by the name of Arthurborough, thence along the said line of division to the northerly bounds of the said tracts, thence a north course to the north bounds of this state.

The county of Herkimer to contain all that part of this state bounded easterly by the county of Montgomery and part of the county of Otsego, southerly by the county of Otsego, westerly by a line beginning in the south bounds of the patent granted to William Bayard and others, called the Free-Mason's patent, where the same is intersected by a line run south from the former fording place in the Mohawk-river at Old Fort-Schuyler, now called Utica, thence north along said line to the southerly line of Cosby's manor, thence northeasterly a direct line to the northerly bounds of said Cosby's manor at a point where the same is intersected by the division line between Gage's and Walton's patents, thence northerly on the line between the said Walton's and Gage's patents to the WestCanada-creek, thence northerly up the waters of said creek to the forks thereof, thence easterly up the east branch of said creek to the northeast corner of Service's patent, thence north to the county of Clinton, and northerly by the county of Clinton.

The county of Chenango to contain all that part of this state bounded westerly by the eastern boundaries of the tract of land called the military tract as the same have been run and marked by the surveyor-general of this state, and by a line drawn from the southeast corner

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of the said tract on a direct course to the confluence of the Tioughnioga and Chenango rivers, and to the east bank of the last mentioned river, southerly by a line drawn from the place last mentioned along the eastern bank of the Chenango-river to the northwest corner of a tract of land granted to John Jay and others, thence along the north bounds thereof and the same line continued until it meets the west line of Clinton township, thence along the same south to the southwest corner thereof, thence east along the south bounds thereof to the line of property easterly by the west bounds of the counties of Del. aware and Otsego, northerly by a line beginning at the Unadilla-river and at the southeast corner of township number twenty of the twenty townships, so called, and running along the south bounds of the said township number twenty to the division line between the third and fourth quarters thereof, thence along the said division line to the north bounds thereof, thence along the north bounds thereof and of the said twenty townships westerly to the southwest corner of lot number fifty in the first allotment of a tract of and called New-Petersborough, thence northerly on the west line of said lot number fifty and sixty-nine to the south line of New-Stockbridge, thence the shortest line to the main branch of the Oneida-creek, thence northerly down said creek to the Oneida-lake, thence westerly along the southerly shore of Oneida-lake to the township of Cicero in the said military tract.

-The county of Onondaga to contain all that part of the Onondag tract of land in this state commonly called the military tract, set apart for the use of the troops of the line of this state lately serving in the army of the United States, which is bounded easterly by the county of Chenango, being the east bounds of the said tract, north and northeasterly by the Oneida-lake and the Onondaga or Oswegoriver issuing therefrom to the place where it empties into Lake-Ontario, northwesterly by Lake-Ontario from the mouth of the said river to the west line of the township of Hannibal in the said military tract, westerly by the west and south bounds of said township to the township called Lysander, thence on the west line of Lysander to Cross-lake in the Seneca-river, thence in the straightest direction to that point where the west line of the township of Camillus touches the aforesaid river, thence on the west line of Camillus to the south line thereof, thence easterly along the said south line to the northwest corner of the township of Marcellus, thence along the westerly and southerly lines of the said township to the Skaneateleslake, thence southerly on the westerly shore of the same to the township of Tully, thence between the townships of Tully and Sempronius, Homer and Locke, Virgil and Dryden, to the south bounds of the said military tracts VOL. II.

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