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Field Notes of the subdivision lines and meanders of Chickeeles River in Township 25 N. R. 2 W. Willamette Meridian.

CHAINS. To determine the proper adjustment of my compass for subdividing this Township, I commence at the corner to Townships 24 and 25 N. R. 1 and 2 W., and run

North; on a blank line along the East Boundary of section 36,
Variation 17° 51' East,

40.05 To a point 5 links West of the quarter section corner,
80-09 To a point 12 links West of the corner to sections 25 and 36,
To retrace this line or run parallel thereto, my compass must
be adjusted to a variation of 17° 46′ East.
Subdivision commenced February 1, 1854

From the corner to sections 1, 2, 35 and 36 on the South
Boundary of the Township, I run

North, between sections 35 and 36,

9.19 A Beech, 30 in. dia.

29.97 A Beech, 30 in. dia.

Variation 17° 46′ East,

40.00 Set a post for quarter section corner, from which

A Beech, 8 in. dia. bears N. 23 W. 45 links dist.
A Beech, 15 in. dia. bears S. 48 E. 12 links dist.

51.00 A Beech, 18 in. dia.

76.00 A Sugar-Tree, 30 in. dia.

80 00 Set a post for corner to sections 25, 26, 35 and 36, from which
A Beech, 28 in. dia. bears N. 60 E. 45 links dist.
A Beech, 24 in. dia. bears N. 62 W. 17 links dist.
A Poplar, 20 in. dia. bears S. 70 W. 50 links dist.
A l'oplar, 36 in. dia. bears S. 66 E. 34 links dist.

Land level; 2d rate,

Timber, Poplar, Beech, Sugar-Tree, and some Oak; undergrowth, same and hazel.

East, on a random line between sections 25 and 36,

Variation 17° 46' East,

9.00 A brook, 20 links wide, runs north,

15.00 To foot of hills bears N. and S.

40.00 Set a post for temporary quarter section corner

55.00 To opposite foot of hill, bears N. and S.

72.00 A brook 15 links wide runs North,

80.00 Intersected East Boundary at post corner to sections 25 and

36, from which corner I run

West, on a true line between sections 25 and 36,

Variation 17° 46′ East,

40.00 Set a post on top of hill bears N. and S. from which

A Hickory, 14 in. dia. bears N. 60 E. 27 links dist.
A Beech, 15 in. dia. bears S. 74 W. 9 links dist.

80.00 The corner to sections 25, 26, 35 and 36,

Land, east and west parts level, 1st rate; middle part broken, 3d rate,

Timber, Beech, Oak, Ash, etc.; undergrowth, same and Spice in the branch bottoms.

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Township 25 N. Range 2 W. Willamette Meridian.

CHAINS. North, between sections 25 and 26,

700 A Poplar, 40 in. dia.

Variation 17° 46' East,

17.20 A brook, 25 links wide, runs N. W. 18.05 A Walnut, 30 in. dia.

23.44 A brook, 25 links wide, runs N. E.

40 00 Set a post for quarter section corner, from which

A Bur Oak, 36 in. dia. bears N. 42 E. 18 links dist.
A Beech, 30 in. dia. bears S. 72 W. 9 links dist.

60-15 A Beech, 30 in. dia.

80.00 Set a post for corner to sections 23, 24, 25, and 26, from which A White Oak, 14 in. dia. bears N. 50 E. 40 links.

A Sugar-Tree, 12 in. dia. bears N. 14 W. 31 links dist.
A White Oak, 13 in. dia. bears S. 38 W. 32 links dist.
A Sugar-Tree, 12 inch dia. bears S. 42 E. 14 links dist.
Land level on the line, high ridge of hills through the middle
of Section 25 running N. and S.

|Timber, Beech, Walnut, Ash, Sugar-Tree, etc.

|East, on a random line between sections 24 and 25,

Variation 17° 46' East,

8.90 A stream, 30 links wide, rapid current, runs N. W. 12:00 To foot of hill, bears south and N. E.

40.00 Set a post for temporary quarter section corner, 48-00 To opposite foot of hill, bears south and N. W.

60-50 A stream, 30 links wide, runs N., soon turns N. W.

73-00 To foot of hill, rises moderately, bears S. and N. W.

80-12 Intersected East Boundary of the Township at the post corner to sections 24 and 25, from which corner I run West, on a true line between sections 24 and 25, Variation 17° 46' East,

40-06 Set a post for quarter section corner, from which

A Beech, 18 in. dia. bears N. 74 W. 26 links dist.
A Beech, 16 in. dia. bears S. 73 E. 22 links dist.

80-12 The corner to sections 23, 24, 25, 26,

Land rolling between the branches; good, 2d rate; branch bottoms level, 1st rate,

Timber, Walnut, Beech, Elm, and Oak; undergrowth, same and Spice.

North, between sections 23 and 24,

Variation 17° 46' East

6.70 A White Oak, 20 in dia.

9-65 A stream, 25 links wide, runs N. W.

13.50 Same stream, 25 links wide, runs N. E.

16.00 Same stream, 25 links wide, runs N. W.

40.00 Set a post near the South bank of a stream for quarter section corner, from which

A Cottonwood, 18 in. dia. bears S. 7 W. 7 links dist. A White Walnut, 24 in. dia. bears S. 22 E. 4 links dist. 40-35 Elk Creek, 125 links wide, runs N. W. general course West. John Jones has a field on the North side of the creek and West

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Township 25 N. Range 2 W. Willamette Meridian.

CHAINS. of the line; his house is 2 chains South of the road and 2

chains East of the line,

54.00 To the road from Astoria to Williamsburg, bears E. and W.

58.00 Enter wet prairie, bears East and West,

68.00 Leave prairie and enter timber, bearing East and West,

This prairie extends East into section 24 about 30 chains, 72-12 A White Oak, 30 in. dia.

75.00 Leave creek bottom and enter hills bearing East and West, 80.00 Set a post for corner to sections 13, 14, 23, 24, from which

A White Walnut, 16 in. dia. bears N. 42 E. 15 links dist.

A White Walnut, 24 in. dia. bears N. 59 W. 27 links dist.

An Elm, 8 in. dia. bears S. 67 W. 16 links dist.

A Black Oak, 14 in. dia. bears S. 38 E. 17 links dist.

Land mostly level; 1st rate soil,

Timber, Walnut, various kinds of Oak, Buckeye, and Hickory; undergrowth, same and Spice,

February 1st, 1854.

|East, on a random line between sections 13 and 24,

Variation 17° 46' East,

40.00 Set a post for temporary quarter section corner,

80-10 Intersected the East Boundary of Township 16 links South of post corner to sections 13 and 24, from which corner I run North 890 53′ west, on a true line between sections 13 and 24, Variation 17° 46' East,

40 05 Set a post for quarter section corner, from which

A Sugar-Tree, 30 in. dia. bears N. 80 W. 22 links dist.
A White Oak, 16 in. dia. bears S. 53 E. 20 links dist.

80-10 The corner to sections 13, 14, 23, 24,

Land mostly rolling; good rich soil; 1st rate,

Timber, Walnut, Sugar-Tree, Oak, Elm, and Buckeye; undergrowth, same and Spice.

North, between sections 13 and 14,

Variation 17° 46' East,

6.17 A White Oak, 30 in. dia.

22 15 A Beech, 30 in. dia.

40.00 Set a post for quarter section corner, from which

A Beech, 24 in. dia. bears N. 66 W. 6 links dist. A Beech, 20 in. dia. bears S. 45 E. 40 links dist. 52.25 A Beech, 24 in. dia.

62.61 A Bur Oak, 30 in. dia.

80.00 Set a post for corner to sections 11, 12, 13, 14, from which A Black Oak, 26 in. dia. bears N. 53 E. 10 links dist. A Black Oak, 21 in. dia. bears N. 20 W. 35 links dist. A Sugar-Tree, 30 in. dia. bears S. 32 W. 25 links dist. A White Oak, 20 in. dia. bears S. 24 E. 20 links dist.

Land gently rolling; good, 2d rate,

Timber, Beech, Oak, and Ash; undergrowth, same and Hazel.

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Township 25 N. Range 2 W. Willamette Meridian.

CHAINS. East, on a random line between sections 12 and 13,

Variation 17° 46' East,

20-50 Foot of hills, and enter broken ridges bearing North and South, 40.00 Set a post for temporary quarter section corner,

80-10 Intersected East Boundary 13 links North of post corner to sections 12 and 13, from which corner I run

North 89° 54' west, on a true line between sections 12 and 13,
Variation 17° 46' East,

40-05 Set a post for quarter section corner, from which

An Elm, 24 in. dia. bears N. 51 E. 50 links dist.

A Beech, 18 in. dia. bears S. 51 W. 29 links dist.

80.10 The corner to sections 11, 12, 13, 14,

Land West 20 chains; gently rolling; good, 2d rate; the balance high, broken ridges,

Timber, Beech, Black Oak, and White Oak; undergrowth, same and Hazel.

North, between sections 11 and 12,

10.81 An Elm, 15 in dia.

Variation 17° 46' East,

40.00 Set a post for quarter section corner, from which

A Beech, 30 in. dia. bears N. 33 W. 9 links dist. A Beech, 20 in. dia. bears S. 64 W. 20 links dist. 52.25 A Beech, 24 in. dia.

62 61 A Black Oak, 30 in. dia.

75-40 A spring branch, 10 links wide, runs West,

80.00 Set a post for corner to sections 1, 2, 11 and 12, from which
A Poplar, 32 in. dia. bears N. 41 E. 30 links dist.
A Poplar, 36 in. dia. bears N. 43 W. 25 links dist.
A Sugar-Tree, 30 in. dia. bears S. 32 W. 25 links dist.
A Sugar-Tree, 31 in. dia. bears S. 35 E. 40 links dist

Land level; good, 2d rate,

Timber, Sugar-Tree, Poplar, Walnut, and Oak; undergrowth, same and Hazel.

East, on a random line between sections 1 and 12,

Variation 17° 46' East,

23.00 Enter high, broken ridges, bearing N. E. and South, 40 00 Set a post for temporary quarter section corner,

42.50 A spring branch, 10 links wide, runs S. W.

63.00 To foot of high mountain; bears North and South,

80-24 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,

40-12 Set a post on top of narrow ridge, bearing North and South, for quarter section 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.

80.24 The corner to sections 1, 2, 11, 12,

Land very broken and mountainous,

Timber, Sugar-Tree, Beech; various kinds of Oak and Hickory,

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Township 25 N. Range 2 W. Willamette Meridian.

CHAINS. On this line, and towards 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,

40-00 Set a post for temporary quarter section corner,

80-11 Intersected the North Boundary 32 links East of corner to
sections 1 and 2, from which corner I run

South 14′ East, on a true line between sections 1 and 2,
Variation 17° 46' East,

40.11 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. 80-11 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 2d. 1854.

The point for corner to sections 5, 6, 31 and 32 being in a deep
swamp, and not having been established, I begin at the wit-
ness corner on the S. E. edge of the swamp, 4.00 chains East
of said point, and run thence East 250 links (with the line
between sections 5 and 32) to a point; thence North 7.50
chains to a point; thence West 6.50 chains to a point on the
North edge of the swamp and in the line between sections
31 and 32, and 7.50 chains North of the point for corner to
sections 31 and 32, on the South Boundary of the Township.
I here set a post for witness point, from which

A Bur Oak, 16 in. dia. bears N. 31 E. 25 links dist
An Ash, 12 in. dia. bears N. 25 W. 17 links dist.

From this witness point I run

North, between sections 31 and 32, counting the distance from
the point for corner to said sections in the swamp,
Variation 17° 40′ East,

12.98 A Walnut, 22 in. dia.

38-19 An Ash, 35 in. dia.

40.00 Set a post for quarter section corner, from which

A Beech, 20 in. dia. bears N. 12 W. 45 links dist. A Sugar-Tree, 20 in. dia. bears S. 12 E. 13 links dist. 57.74 An Ash, 24 in. dia. 66.19 A White Oak, 36 in. dia.

80.00 Set a post with trench for corner to sections 29, 30, 31, from which

A Beech, 26 in. dia. bears N. 9 W. 12 links dist.

32,

A Sugar-Tree, 24 in. dia. bears S. 13 E. 56 links dist.
And planted N. E, a Butternut, and S. W. 4 Cherry stones.
Land, South half level, North half rolling; good soil,
Timber, Oak, Beech, Sugar-Tree, and Walnut; undergrowth,
same and Hazel on North part.

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