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Page. Indebtedness of Connecticut. Note, on comparative cost of

former surveys.
What has been accomplished, .......
State Map. Its necessity shown,.....
Present condition of the Boundary,..

...............
What remains to be done,.....
Who are responsible for the troubles.
Acknowledgments, ........
Accompanying papers. “Captains Island," ............
Summary, ................................
Separate statement by Mr. Field,.......................
MAP No. 1.–Showing the relative position of the lines sur-

veyed or agreed upon at various times, to face page 37 HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE BOUNDARY CONTROVER

SIES, &c. Troubles of the first settlers, .............. 37 Stuyvesant's agreement at Hartford, 1650,................ 38 Conflicting English grants. Establishment of English authority in New-York,.....

.......... 40 Settlement between N. Y. and Ct. in 1664. Its erroneous

nature, p. 41. Consequences of the error,............ 42 Agreement in 1683, p. 43. Description of the line. “Equi

valent lands” to be transferred,..................... 44 Survey of 1684, ............ Disaffection of Rye and Bedford, p. 46. Royal confirmation

of settlement of 1683. Steps for a resurvey, p. 47. Ineffectual meeting of Commis

sioners in 1717. (Probationary act” of N. Y., p. 48. Dispute of Legislatures of N. Y. and Ct., 1722 and 1723, p.49. Another ineffectual meeting of Commissioners 1724.

Royal confirmation of N. Y. “Probationary act,” ..........

.............. 50 Meeting and agreement of Commissioners preliminary to

survey in 1725. Description of lines to be run, p. 51.

Reference to poor families ” near the line........... 52 Survey in 1725, p. 53. Joint report of Commissioners. State

ment of N. Y. Commissioners, ............. ...... 54 Arrangements for completing the survey, p. 54. “ Hauley

Page. & Co” to bear the expense. Law of Ct. approving the

line, &c., 1730. Comp'etion of survey 1731, p. 55. Mode of survey. Con

sequent errors. Indentures made by joint commissioners in 1731. Patent to “Hauley & Co.," p. 56. Colden's survey in 1732,,.....

............ 57 Old maps. Fac Simile, p. 58. Conflicting patents and con

sequent troubles. Land marks. Their transient character, p. 59. Uncertain

ties existing, ...................................... 60

APPENDIX.
A. Resolutions, &c., of Ct. May, 1855, and of N. Y. April,

1856, appointing commissioners,... ........... 63 B. Report of Engineer to N. Y. Commissioners, Jan. 1857,. 65 C. Correspondence between N. Y. and Ct. Commissioners

1856–7,........................................... D. Legal opinion of Hon. Geo. A. Simmons,............. E. Act of N. Y. Legislature, Feb. 21, 1857, appropriating money for expenses of commissioners.......

..,... 97 F. Circular of N. Y. Commissioners to residents near the boundary, March 10, 1857,......

.... 98 G. Appointment of Commissioners by Ct. 1664,.......... 99 H. Unexecuted agreement between Commissioners of Ct. and

of the Duke of York, Nov. 30, 1664, ................. 100 I. Settlement made-instead of the above, Dec. 1, 1664,... 102 J. Extract of letter of Col. Nicolls, to Duke of York, Nov.

1665,............................................. 104 K. Communication from Gen. Assembly of Ct. to Gov. of N. Y. May 11, 1682,.......

....... 105 L. Commission and instruction of delegates appointed by

Gen. Assembly of Ct, to negotiate with Gov. of N. Y. re

specting the boundary Nov. 14, 1683,. ................ 107 M. Agreement between Governor and delegates from Ct.. and Gov. of N. Y. Nov. 28, 1683,....

........ 110 N. Extracts from letter of Gov. Treat of Ct. to inhabitants

of Rye, with statement of line established, Dec. 3, 1683, 112

Pago.
..0. Report of Commissioners and surveyors, Oct. 10, 1681, 113

P. Report of joint committee of Council and Assembly of

N. Y. upon the act of Ct. passeil May 9, 1723,......... 115
Q. Report of committee of Ct. Assembly, in reply to the

above, with the act of Assembly, approving the same and

appointing commissioners to settle the line, Oct. 19, 1723, 127
R. Report of N. Y. Commissioners respecting the meeting

held with Ct. Commissioners, made April 20, 1724,..... 133
S. Act of Ct. Gen. Assembly, appointing commissioners to

run the line in accordance with the N. Y. "Probationary

act,” of 1719, Oct. 8, 1724,......................... 140
T. Report of Commissioners appointed to prepare instruc-

tions for N. Y. Commissioners, April 8, 1725, .......... 142
U. Agreement of N. Y. and Ct. Commissioners, preliminary
to survey, April 29, 1725...

....... 145
Joint report of survey by commissioners of N. Y. and Ct.
May 12, 1725,.......

........ 151
W. Statement of N. Y. Commissioners to Gov. Burnett, re-

specting the agreement with Ct. Commissioners, May 29,

1725,....... ...................................... 154
X. Account of expenses of N. Y. Commissioners with re-

port of committee auditing the same. (Fac simile signa-

ture of Rip Van Dam,) 1725,........................ 159.
Y. Act of Ct. Assembly confirming agreements and survey

of 1725, and authorizing completion of survey, Oct. 8,

1730,.............................. ............. 163
2. Indenture made by Commissioners of N. Y. and Ct., be-

ing report of survey of 1731, May 14, 1731, .......... 166
Aa. Description of inonunients accompanying the above,.. 173

P. Act of Rip Van 9. auditing ta

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