Directory of the borough of West Chester for 1857: containing a complete history of the borough ... (Google eBook)

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Wood & James, 1857 - West Chester (Pa.) - 160 pages
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Page 49 - Baltimore, his heirs, and assigns, all that part of the peninsula, or chersonese, lying in the parts of America between the ocean on the east and the bay of Chesapeake on the west, divided from the residue thereof by a right line drawn from the promontory or headland called Watkin's Point, situate upon the bay aforesaid, near the river...
Page 49 - Watkins •Point, situate upon the bay aforesaid, near the River Wighco on the west unto the main ocean on the east, and between that boundary on the south unto that part of the Bay of Delaware on the north, which lieth under the fortieth degree of north latitude...
Page 53 - to mark, run out, settle, fix and determine all such parts of the circle, marks, lines, and boundaries as were mentioned in the several articles or commissions, and were not yet completed;
Page 55 - ... bounds of the Province of Pennsylvania, but the Indians would not permit us. And that we have marked, described, and perpetuated the said west line, by setting up and erecting therein stones at the end of every mile, from the place of beginning to the distance of one hundred and thirty-two miles, near the foot of a hill, called and known by the name of Sideling hill; every five mile stone having on the side facing the north, the arms of the said Thomas...
Page 50 - Sasquehannah, down so far south as fifteen miles and one quarter of a mile south of the latitude of the most southern part of the city of Philadelphia...
Page 51 - Hills," which now forms the western boundary of the county of Franklin. There is in the office of the Surveyor-General, at Harrisburg, a copy of their minutes, and a beautiful manuscript colored map of their route. The course run by these Commissioners formed the famous " temporary line," so well known to the lawyers and settlers on the southern boundary of our Common•wealth, and in some measure allayed the turmoil of the provinces. * The cause in Chancery, between the Penns and Lord Baltimore,...
Page 7 - Prison jn the County of Chester, and to sell the old Court House and Prison, in the Borough of Chester.
Page 51 - The order was accordingly promulgated by proclamation in the provinces, and commissioners were the following year appointed to run the " temporary line :" Richard Peters and Lawrence Growden on the part of Pennsylvania, and Col.
Page 52 - Island,' and marked with the arms of the contracting parties, that the middle of such line should be ascertained, and a stone pillar should be fixed at that point — that from such point a northwardly line should be run, whether the same should be due north or not, so as to form a tangent with the semicircle at New Castle. drawn with a radius of twelve English statute horizontal miles, from the court house in that place, and past the said point of...
Page 54 - County. (This little bow or arc is about a mile and a half long and its middle width one hundred and sixteen feet. From its upper end where the three States join, to the fifteen mile point where the great Mason and Dixon's line begins, is a little over three and a half miles, and from the fifteen mile corner due east to the circle is a little over three-quarters of a mile.

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