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    Mason-Dixon Line: Survey Docketed "Account of Yankeys & Virginian Claims in Pennsylvania." The heading of the hand-drawn sketch reads "New York Government." One page, 8.25" x 6.5", n.d., featuring a sketch of a tract of 11,464,128 acres - "A fine Booty for the Yankeys" - bounded on the east by the Delaware River and "Jersey". Also drawn is the East Branch of the Susquehanna River. The southern coordinates given are "Lat. 41° = 5° Longt M.262 P 62 M.120[?]", while the northern coordinates are "Lat. 42° = 5°Longt. M 258 PA3". The eastern coordinate reads "Lat 68: 89.5." Computations of various numbers appear in the lower left margin. Beside the number "14,748,000 [acres]" is written "in the remainder of the province to Mason & Dixon Line." In the lower margin is written, "Suppose the Virgineans came 25 Mile off of the West End then the Virgineans & Yankees Claim above one half of Ditto." Toned with smoothed folds and light soiling. Separation starting at some folds.

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    October, 2010
    14th-15th Thursday-Friday
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