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" The law requires that the lines of the public surveys shall be governed by the true meridian, and that the townships shall be six miles square — two things involving in connection a mathematical impossibility — for, strictly to conform to the meridian,... "
INSTRUCTIONS TO THE SURVEYORS GENERAL OF PUBLIC LANDS OF THE UNITED STATES, - Page 7
by INSTRUCTIONS TO THE SURVEYORS GENERAL OF PUBLIC LANDS OF THE UNITED STATES. - 1871
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A Manual of Land Surveying: Comprising an Elementary Course of Practice with ...

Charles Fitzroy Bellows, Francis Hodgman - Surveying - 1886 - 490 pages
...governed by the true meridian, and that the townships shall be six miles square — two things involying in connection a mathematical impossibility — for,...as respects the precise area of townships and the subdivisional parts thereof, the township ] assuming something of a trapezoidal form, which inequality...
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A Treatise on Surveying: Comprising the Theory and the Practice

William Mitchell Gillespie - Surveying - 1887 - 722 pages
...shall be six miles square—two things involving in connection a mathematical impossibility—for, strictly to conform to the meridian, necessarily throws...square, by reason of the convergency of meridians ; hence, adhering to the true meridian renders it necessary to depart from the strict requirements...
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A Treatise on Plane Surveying

Daniel Carhart - Surveying - 1888 - 528 pages
...that the lines of the public surveys shall be governed by the true meridian, and that the township shall be six miles square, — two things involving...as respects the precise area of townships and the subdivisional parts thereof; the township assuming something of a trapezoidal form, which inequality...
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Manual of Instructions for the Survey of the Public Lands of the United States

United States. Bureau of Land Management - Surveying - 1890 - 192 pages
...as near; as may be 23,040 acres. The townships shall be subdivided into 36 tracts, called sections, each containing as near as may be 640 acres. Any number...requirements of law as respects the precise area of townships aud the subdi visional parts thereof, the townships assuming somethingof a trapezoidal form, which...
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A Manual of Land Surveying: Comprising an Elementary Course of Practice with ...

Francis Hodgman, Charles Fitzroy Bellows - Surveying - 1891 - 520 pages
...as near as may be 23,040 acres. The townships shall be subdivided into 36 tracts, called Sections, each containing as near as may be 640 acres. Any number...as respects the precise area of townships and the subdivisional parts thereof, the township assuming something of a trapezoida! form, which inequality...
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The Practical Surveyor's Guide: Containing the Necessary Information to Make ...

Andrew Duncan (Surveyor) - Surveying - 1892 - 258 pages
...for the Survey of tlio Public Lands of the United Sates and Private Land Claims, Washington, 1890." The law requires that the lines of the public surveys...as respects the precise area of townships and the subdivisional parts thereof, the townships assuming something of a trapezoidal form, which inequality...
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A Treatise on Plane Surveying

Daniel Carhart - Surveying - 1893 - 528 pages
...that the lines of the public surveys shall be governed by the true meridian, and that the township shall be six miles square, — two things involving...reason of the convergency of meridians, and hence by adherii|g to the true meridian results the necessity of departing from the strict requirements of law,...
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A Treatise on Surveying: Comprising the Theory and the Practice, Volume 1

William Mitchell Gillespie - Surveying - 1896 - 592 pages
...surveys shall be governed by the true meridian, and that the townships shall be six miles square—two things involving in connection a mathematical impossibility...throws the township out of square, by reason of the convergenceJ of meridians ; hence, adhering to the true meridian renders it necessary to depart from...
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A Treatise on Surveying: Comprising the Theory and the Practice, Volume 1

William Mitchell Gillespie - Surveying - 1897 - 592 pages
...by the true meridian, and at the same time that the townships shall be six miles sqttare, involves a mathematical impossibility ; for strictly to conform...throws the township out of square, by reason of the conver. gency of meridians ; hence, adhering to the true meridian renders it necessary to depart from...
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