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Página 37 - And whereas it is just and reasonable, and essential to our interest, and the security of our colonies, that the several nations or tribes of Indians with whom we are connected, and who live under our protection, should not be molested or disturbed in the possession of such parts of our dominions and territories as, not having been ceded to or purchased by us, are reserved to them, or any of them, as their hunting grounds.
Página 37 - Florida, do presume upon any pretence whatever, to grant warrants of survey, or pass any patents for lands beyond the bounds of their respective governments, as described in their commissions...
Página 37 - ... that no governor or commander in chief of our other colonies or plantations in America, do presume for the present, and until our further pleasure be known, to grant warrant of survey, or pass patents for any lands beyond the heads or sources of any of the rivers which fall into the Atlantic Ocean from the west or north-west...
Página 13 - Colonies respectively, with all the rights of property, jurisdiction and government, and all other rights whatsoever, which might, at any time heretofore, have been claimed by Virginia, except the free navigation and use of the rivers Patomaque and Pokomoke, with the property of the Virginia shores and strands, bordering on either of the said rivers, and all improvements, which have been, or shall be made thereon.
Página 13 - The territories, contained within the charters, erecting the colonies of Maryland, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, are hereby ceded, released, and forever confirmed to the people of these colonies respectively, with all the rights of property, jurisdiction, and government, and all other rights whatsoever, which might, at any time...
Página 35 - Lord Baltimore was pleased to charge me Md A an inquiry into the true meridian and place Sharpe Cor. of the fountain head of Potowmack. The best r rt ' " information I have hitherto been able to procure gives me reason to believe there has been a mistake in fixing the spring head to the North Branch, since the length, with other circumstances, more properly denotes the Southern Branch, commonly called Wappacomo, to be the main and principal course of that river. I am the more willing to be persuaded...
Página 37 - ... reserved to them or any of them as their hunting grounds : We do therefore, with the advice of our Privy Council, declare it to be our royal will and pleasure, that no PKIVT COUNCIL.
Página 14 - The act also contains the following language: " And be it enacted, that the line to which the said Francis Deakins has laid out the said lots, is in the opinion of the general assembly, far within that which this State may rightfully claim as its western boundary; and that at a time of more leisure the considerations of the legislature ought to be drawn to the western boundaries of the State, as objects of very great importance.
Página 13 - Resolved, unanimously, That it is the opinion of this Convention that the very extensive claim of the State of Virginia to the back lands hath no foundation in justice, and that if the same or any like claim is admitted, the freedom of the smaller states and the liberties of America may be thereby greatly endangered; this Convention being firmly persuaded: that if the dominion...
Página 38 - February 19th, 1819, authorizing the appointment of commissioners on the part of that State, to meet such commissioners as may be appointed for the same purpose by the commonwealth of Virginia, to settle and adjust by mutual compact between the two Governments, the western limits of that State and the commonwealth of Virginia, to commence at the most western source of the North branch of the Potomac river and to run a due north course thence to the Pennsylvania line.

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