Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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History | S. Babcock & Co. | 1840
Transcription 324APPENDIX.
1812-14. Joseph Allston governor. The bank of the state established. Commissioners on the part of South and North Carolina determine and designate the boundary line between the respective states. The geographical designation of South Carolina is as follows : South Carolina is situated between 32� 4' 30" and 35� 12' North latitude, and 1� 30' and 6� 54' West longitude, from the capital at Washington, or 78� 25' and 83� 49' West longitude from Greenwich. From the closest computation which has been made, South Carolina contains 30,213 square miles, or 19,435,680 acres; and averages in length 189, and in breadth 160 miles. Her present limits are included within the following lines :
" Beginning at a cedar stake, marked with nine notches, on the shore ofthe Atlantic Ocean (Goat Island,) about one mile and a quarter east of the mouth of Little river, and running thence north 47� 30' west, 91 miles 17 chains, (along the line run in 1764,) to a light wood post; (the northeast corner of the state;) from thence south 89� 5' west, 65 miles 40 chains, to the end of the line run in 1764 ; thence north 2� 15' east, 7 miles 59 chains, to a marked sweet-gum, designating the southeast corner of the Catawba Indian boundary line, (being the intersection of the five mile creek.) Thence north 41� west, 13 miles 8 chains, to a marked hickory, about one third of a mile beyond Thomas P. Smith's house ; thence south 52� west, 7 miles to the Catawba river, (near the mouth of White's branch;) thence north 3� west, up the Catawba river, about 7 miles, to where it intersects the line run in 1772, (which commences at the mouth of the Little Catawba river,) thence along the said line, due west 64 miles 40 chains, to a stone near the Tryon mountain, marked S. C. which designates the termination of the line run in 1772. Here the commissioners appointed by the legislatures of North and South Carolina, to establish the north boundary line between the two states, set up a stone in 1813, marked N. C. and S. C. September 15th, 1813 ; and thence continued the line due west 4 miles 22 1/2 chains, to a rock marked S. C. and N. C.; thence south 25� west, 29 1/2 chains, to a chesnut on the top of the ridge, dividing the waters of the north fork of Pacolet river, from the waters of the north fork of Saluda river; thence along the said ridge, (keeping on the summit
of the same all the way,) until it intersects the Cherokee Indian