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Title:
Andrew Ellicott : his life and letters
Author:
Mathews, Catharine VanCortlandt.
Publication Information:
Alexander, NC : WorldComm, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
191 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Grafton Press, 1908.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781566641111

9781566641883
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Andrew Ellicott finished the job Mason and Dixon started, first measured the height of Niagara Falls, helped avert a war over disputed territory between North Carolina and Georgia, laid out Washington, DC, and defined what this country was to become by setting boundaries between the states and defining our national borders.


Table of Contents

Pat Hutchison Roberts
Foreword: Andrew Ellicott, Georapher-General of the United Statesp. 5
Prefacep. 9
1. Parentage and Early Lifep. 11
2. Baltimore and The Western Boundary of Pennsylvaniap. 31
3. Three Boundaries and The First Measurement of Niagarap. 51
4. The City of Washington in the Territory of Columbiap. 71
5. The Road to Presqu'Isle Fortp. 89
6. The Florida Boundaryp. 105
7. The Florida Boundary (Continued)p. 123
8. The Florida Boundary (Continued)p. 143
9. The Land Office of Pennsylvaniap. 157
10. West Point and the Last Surveysp. 177