Report ... on the Massachusetts and New York Boundary

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The Commission, 1900 - Počet stran: 57
 

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Strana 33 - BI includes a short horizontal line between stanzas 1 and 2, 3 and 4, 5 and 6, and 7 and 8.
Strana 8 - Your commissioners afterwards, in order to save time, trouble and expense, proposed, instead of such a curve, to run a straight line or great circle of the globe — that is, to give equal tracts of country to each State that the curve would have done. . . . The equivalent line was found to be 11...
Strana 4 - In the report of the Massachusetts Topographical Survey Commission, House Doc. No. 1100 [1900], page 4, it is said that: — The principle on which the present boundary was founded was proclaimed in 1664. In that year the royal commission which had been sent out to visit various colonies in New England, and which had been given, among other duties, that of determining the boundaries between different colonies in disputed cases, declared the western boundary of Massachusetts to be a straight line...
Strana 12 - ... by the engineer of the Topographical Survey Commission, who shall also have charge of procuring the bounds. At the road crossings and summits, where stone monuments can be delivered at a reasonable expense, bounds similar to those now being placed on the boundary line between Massachusetts and Rhode Island are to be used, provided they can be obtained from the party now furnishing the Rhode Island bounds, at the present price. It is further agreed that at the Shaker Village Road the old 1818...
Strana 4 - Malabar, north and south, and in latitude, breadth, and in length and longitude, of and within all the breadth and compass aforesaid throughout the main land there, from the said Atlantic or western sea, and ocean on the east part towards the south sea, or westward as far as our colonies of Rhode Island, Connecticut, and the Narragansett country...
Strana 15 - States issued the previous year became effective, which changed the boundary line between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Rhode Island.
Strana 3 - Massachusetts side of the line, although their owners had previously supposed that they were on the Rhode Island side. So much of the resolve as is material to the present question is in the following words, to wit: "Resolved, That the commissioners on the topographical survey and map of Massachusetts are hereby authorized and directed, acting with any officer or agent who may be authorized or appointed for a like purpose by the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, to locate, define...
Strana 11 - ... was more or less of uncertainty in regard to this evidence, and as the base line which had been defined at so much expense passed through the old 14th transit point at Rhode's Pinnacle, it was agreed to adopt that line as the permanent boundary. The following is the full text of the agreement : — 1. It is agreed that the line to be marked by stone monuments and otherwise, as the jurisdictional line between the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, shall be as follows : —...
Strana 7 - This equivalent line was found to be 11' 40" more westerly than the curve at the place of beginning, — that is, 15° 12' 9" east of the true meridian; which direction we carefully ascertained by many astronomical...
Strana 3 - ... officers or agents who may be authorized or appointed for a like purpose by the state of New York, to locate, define and mark by appropriate monuments the true line between the territory under the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and that under the jurisdiction of the state of New York ; that upon the completion of the work the commissioners shall file with the secretary of the Commonwealth a properly attested map- showing the location of all the monuments marking said line,...

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