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Title: [Letter] 1825 Oct. 26, Murfreesboro, Tennessee [to William Carroll] Tennessee / William L. Williford : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Williford, William L.

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Date: October 26, 1825
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter to Governor William Carroll from William L. Williford and George W. McGehee, dated October 26, 1825. This is a report on the latitude of Walker's Line which formed the southern border of Kentucky.
Collection:Governor William Carroll Papers
Document: sl771

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Murfreesboro October 26th 1825
To his Excellency the Governor of Tennessee

In obedience to the instructions given us by you for taking the latitude of Walker's line between this State and Kentucky , & also of that recently run by Colonel Steel of Kentucky in this state: We now have the honour [honor] to report that, on the nineteenth of this month we commenced the business assigned us, and found the latitude of the line run by Colonel Steel at a point near Springfield to be 36 degrees 28 minutes and 44 seconds. We then proceeded to Walker's line and found the latitude of the same of the point where it is crossed by the road leading from Springfield in this State to Russelville in Kentucky to be 36 degrees 37 minutes 9 seconds. From this [added: it] appears that the line run by Colonel Steel is [unclear: south ] of latitude 36 degrees 30 minutes one statute mile

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and a half: and that Walker's line is north of latitude 36 degrees 30 minutes eight statute miles: making the distance between the two lines at or near the points where the latitude was taken nine and a half statute miles very nearly. From the very favourable [favorable] circumstances under which the observations were made, we feel warranted in the belief that the above statement is correct

Respectfully submitted
William L,, Williford George W. McGehee

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[added: Williford & MGee
Report on
36o [degrees] 30 N [North] latitude
In Senate Octr [October] 26 1825
Read & ordered to be
sent to the H of R [House of Representatives] ]

R Daner clk [clerk]

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