Lecture Upon the Controversy Between Pennsylvania and Virginia, about the Boundary Line: Delivered at the University Building, December 5th, 1843, Volume 209

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A. Jaynes, 1843 - Pennsylvania - 30 pages

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Page 4 - ... northward, then by the said river so far as it doth extend; and from the head of the said river, the eastern bounds...
Page 4 - Comfort, all along the sea coast to the southward two hundred miles, and all that space and circuit of land, lying from the sea coast of the precinct aforesaid, up into the land, throughout from sea to sea,. west and northwest...
Page 5 - ... to be determined by a meridian line, to be drawn from the head of the said river, unto the said forty-third degree.
Page 5 - North by the beginning of the three and fortieth degree of Northern Latitude, and on the South by a Circle drawne at twelve miles distance from New Castle Northward and Westward unto the beginning of the fortieth degree of Northern Latitude, and then by a streight Line Westward to the Limitt of Longitude above-mentioned.
Page 24 - Pennsylvania forever on condition that the private property and rights of all persons acquired under, founded on, or recognized by the laws of either country previous to the date hereof be saved and confirmed to them...
Page 23 - Pennsylvania, be ratified and finally confirmed, to wit: "that the line commonly called Mason's and Dixon's line, be extended due west five degrees of longitude, to be computed from the river Delaware for the southern boundary of Pennsylvania; and that a meridian drawn from the western extremity thereof, to the northern limits of the said States respectively, be the western boundary of Pennsylvania forever...
Page 16 - This step has already, as might be expected, served to exasperate the dispute between the inhabitants of the country, and entirely destroyed the prospect of a cessation of our grievances, from the salutary and conciliating advice of the Delegates in their circular letter.
Page 4 - Declarations, hereafter expressed, all those Lands, Countries, and Territories, situate, lying, and being, in that Part of America called Virginia, from the Point of Land, called Cape or Point Comfort, all along the Sea Coast, to the Northward two hundred Miles...
Page 8 - Province, so far as re"gards the present question, and acquainting you with the "steps which have been taken to ascertain its western extent, "and the situation of Pittsburg, will be abundantly sufficient "to satisfy you that that place is, beyond all doubt, within this "Province. The western extent of the Province of Pennsyl•'vania, by the Royal Grant, is five degrees of longitude from "the River Delaware, which is its eastern boundary.
Page 8 - Pitt, the several courses of the river have been taken with all possible care. From the line of Dixon and Mason, to a known point in the South line of the city of Philadelphia, the true course and distance hath been discovered by actual survey, as also from the point aforesaid to that part of the river Delaware which is in the same latitude as Fort Pitt ; and from these several data, the most exact calculations have been made by Dr. Smith, Provost of our College, — Mr.

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