Instructions to the Surveyors General of Public Lands of the United States

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...sections 1 and 12, Variation 17 46' east, Enter high, broken ridges, bearing N. E. and south. Set a post for temporary quarter-section corner. A spring branch, 10 links wide, runs S. W. To foot of high mountain; bears north and south. Intersected the east boundary of the township 13 links north of post corner to sections 1 and 12, from which corner I run West, on a true line between sections 1 and 12, Variation 17 40' east, Set a post on top of narrow ridge, bearing north and south, for quarter-sex.-tion corner, from which A sugar tree, 20 in. dia., bears N. 20 E., 32 links dist.; A sugar tree, 24 in. dia., bears S. 56 W., 25 links dist. The corner to sections 1, 2, 11, 12. Land very broken and mountainous. Timber, sugar tree, beech; various kinds of oak and hickory. BPOn this line, and toward the foot of the mountain, we discovered gold dust; and throughout the line we observed many specimens of what appeared to be rich auriferous quartz. North, on a random line between sections 1 and 2, Variation 17 46' east, Set a post for temporary quarter-section corner. Intersected the north boundary 32 links east of corner to sections 1 and 2, from which corner I run South, on a true line between sections 1 and 2, Variation 18 00' east, Set a post for quarter-section corner, from which A white oak, 20 in. dia., bears N. 31 W., 65 links dist.; A sugar tree, 14 in. dia., bears S. 49 E., 32 links dist. The corner to sections 1, 2, 11, 12. Land level; good, rich, soil. Timber, .walnut, sugar tree, beech, and various kinds of oak; open woods. February 2, 1854. 6.56 23.00 34.58 40.00 50. 00 75.86 80. 00 North, between sections 34 and 35, Variation 17 46' east, A hickory, 36 in. dia. To foot of hill; bears east and west. A walnut, 38 in. dia. Set a post...

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