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Report on a communication from the Governor in relation to the Geological Survey of the State, and the reports of the persons engaged in the execution thereof.- Assem. Doc. 258, 1837.

Communication from the Governor relative to the Geological Survey of the State.-Assem. Doc. 100, 1838.

Message from the Governor transmitting two several reports in relation to the Geological Survey of the State. [Letter from Dr. John Torrey, with a catalogue of the plants of the State; and communication from James E. De Kay.]-Assem. Doc. 406, 1839.

Communication from the Governor relative to the Geological Survey of the State. Assem. Doc. 1839 (pp. 351).

Communication from the Governor transmitting several reports relative to the Geological Survey of the State. Assem. Doc. 50, 1840.

Report on so much of the Governor's Message as relates to the Geological Survey of the State, on petition for a copy of the Geologists' Reports for each school district.-Assem. Doc. 290, 1840.

Report on so much of the Governor's Message as relates to the Geological Survey, and on the petition of F. C. Warner relating to a certain cement.-Assem. Doc. 297, 1840.

Report on so much of the Governor's Message as relates to the Geological Survey.-Assem. Doc. 338, 1840.

Resolutions providing for the distribution of certain copies of the Geological reports.-Laws of 1841, p. 372.

Communication from the Governor transmitting the several reports relative to the Geological Survey of the State.-Assem. Doc. 150, 1841 (pp. 184)

Communication from the Governor in relation to the progress of the Geological Survey.-Senate Doc. 68, 1842.

Reports on the petition of Agnes Mitchell [employed by Dr. Torrey to make botanical drawings].-Assem. Doc. 22, 1842; Senate Doc. 26, 1843.

Communication from Mr. James Hall, one of the State Geologists, March 6, 1843.-Senate Doc. 59, 1843.

Report of the Select Committee on the bill entitled "An act in relation to the Natural History of the State of New York.”—Assem. Doc. 82, 1843.

Communication from the Secretary of State, relative to the act entitled "An act relative to the Geological Survey of the State," passed April 9, 1842.-Senate Doc. 67, 1843.

Supplemental communication from the Secretary of State, in rela

tion to the law concerning the Geological Survey.-Senate Doc. 72,

1843.

Communication from Messrs. Emmons and Hall, State Geologists, March 7, 1843.-Senate Doc. 60, 1843.

Report of the Secretary of State in relation to the books of Natural History.-Senate Doc. 43, 1845.

Report of the Select Committee in relation to the Natural History of the State (volumes in hand, etc.)-Senate Doc. 143, 1845.

Minority report of Select Committee in relation to the Natural History of the State. (Recommending a termination of the work.) -Senate Doc. 124, 1845.

Report of the Judiciary Committee on the communication from the Secretary of State in relation to the Natural History of the State (with opinion of the Supreme Court in the case of Alanson Bennett vs. The Governor and Secretary of State).-Senate Doc. 125, 1845.

Report of the Comptroller in answer to a resolution of the Assembly February 12, 1845, relative to the expenses of the Geological Survey of this State.-Assem. Doc. 153, 1845.

Report of the Regents of the University on the condition of the Cabinet of Natural History.-Senate Doc. 91, 1846.

[Numbered Annual Reports of the Regents upon the Cabinet:] 1. Senate Doc. 72, 1848.

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20, 1849.

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75, 1850.

19. Senate Doc. 89, 1866.
20. Assem. Doc. 239, 1867.
21. Senate Doc. 92, 1868.
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87, 1869.
23. Assem. Doc. 133, 1870.
24. Senate Doc. 68, 1871.

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30, 1851. 5. Assem. Doc. 122, 1852. 6. Senate Doc. 16, 1853.

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50, 1854.

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83, 1872.

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40, 1855.

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109, 1873.

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112, 1856.

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102, 1874.

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109, 1857.

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71, 1875.

29.

77, 1876.

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11. Assem. Doc. 169, 1858.
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187, 1859.
13. Senate Doc. 89, 1860.

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64, 1877.

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14. Assem. Doc. 136, 1861.

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42, 1878.

15. Senate Doc. 116, 1862.

32. Assem. Doc. 89, 1879.

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120, 1880.

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115, 1863.
17. Assem. Doc. 189, 1864.
18. Senate Doc. 90, 1865.

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127, 1881.

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Communication from the Governor and Secretary of State rela tive to the disposal of the volumes of the Natural History of the State. Assem. Doc. 41, 1846.

Report of the Committee on Literature on the Letter of Professor Agassiz on the Natural History of the State.-Senate Doc. 151, 1847.

Report of the Committee of Ways and Means on the Geological Survey.-Assem. Doc. 186, 1850.

Report of the Select Committee appointed to investigate the Matters connected with the publication of the State Work on Natural History (pp. 179).-Assem. Doc. 9, 1850.

Reports of the Commissioners [Secretary of State and Secretary of Regents] appointed to take charge of the completion of the Publication of the Natural History of New York.

1851, Assem. Doc. 124.

1856, Assem. Doc. 150.

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Report of James Hall on the Geological Survey, February 1, 1851. -Senate Doc. 32, 1851.

Report of the Select Committee on the completion of the Natural History of the State.-Assem. Doc. 211, 1856.

Report of the Regents of the University in answer to a resolution of the Senate and Assembly of April 24, 1865, in relation to the State Cabinet of Natural History.-Senate Doc. 29, 1866.

Communication from the Regents in answer to a resolution of the Senate in relation to the State Cabinet of Natural History, on the subject of Prof. Hall's collection.-Senate Doc. 77, 1869.

Communication from the Comptroller in response to a resolution relative to moneys paid out of the Treasury on account of the Natural History of the State.-Assem. Doc. 91, 1873.

Estimate of the cost of making the drawings and lithographing the same, requisite for the completion of the Paleontology of the State, and the statements in relation thereto by James Hall-Senate Doc. 101, 1874.

Communication from the Comptroller relative to the Geological Survey and Natural History of the State.-Senate Doc. 42, 1877.

Answer from the Comptroller in reply to a communication from the Assembly. (Expenses on account of Natural History since 1835, etc.)-Assem. Doc. 59, 1878.

Report of the Committee on Public Education relative to the Geological Survey and Natural History of the State.-Assem. Doc. 79, 1879,

Communication from the Regents of the University in relation to the State Museum of Natural History.-Assem. Doc. 39, 1881. Memorial of James Hall, State Geologist, to the Legislature of the State of New York.-Senate Doc. 80, 1882.

Report of the Committee on Public Printing relative to continuing the publication of the work on the Palæontology of the State.Senate Doc. 868, 1882.

Resolution of the New York Academy of Sciences. (Approving the labors of Prof. James Hall.)-Assem. Doc. 12, 1882.

Communication from the Trustees of the State Museum of Natural History, in response to a concurrent resolution passed January 19, 1883. (Measures needed for maintaining and conducting the Museum.)-Senate Doc. 20, 1883.

Report of the Trustees of the State Museum of Natural History. -Senate Doc. 53, 1883.

CHAPTER XXX.

VERIFICATION AND MARKING OF STATE BOUNDARY LINES.

The boundary lines between New York and the neighboring States were, for the most part, settled and marked by commissioners appointed on the part of the States concerned, and boundary monuments were erected in the early years of the State government. But from lapse of time some of these monuments had fallen into decay; others had disappeared entirely, and uncertainties had arisen upon questions relating to the true meaning of descriptions in certain natural landmarks, which has led to uncertainties that ought not to continue. The Regents of the University in the discharge of duties assigned to them by the Legislature, in the determination of the exact longitude of certain points in the State, as elsewhere notice, submitted on the 10th of April, 1866, a report on the longitude of the Western Boundary of the State adjacent to that of Pennsyl vania,' in which it was mentioned that an historical sketch of that line was in course of preparation, and was intended to be furnished 1 Assembly Doc. 191, 1866.

as an appendix to the report. No authentic record of this line had been found in the office of the Secretary of State, or elsewhere. In view of these facts, and to clear up any uncertainties that might exist concerning this and other boundary lines, the Regents suggested the propriety of authorizing them to report to the Legislature at a future day such information concerning the several boundaries of the State as they might be able to procure from the State archives and otherwise, with the view of stimulating and guiding investigation, and of placing in a condensed and permanent form, as far as may be, these interesting records of our early history.

In accordance with this suggestion, the Legislature passed a concurrent resolution April 11-16, 1866, authorizing the Regents to make such arrangements as might be found desirable, with the authority of Pennsylvania, for renewing and replacing the monument near Lake Erie on the Western boundary line.

On the 18th of April, 1867, the Regents made a brief report,' in which they stated that while engaged in this investigation, they had been led to examine to some extent the history of the Southern boundary so far as it coincided with the forty-second parallel of latitude, and had found the records and memorials of the survey scattered and imperfect, and that in the preparation of the Revised Statutes, at least three historical errors had been committed in the description of a single monument at the south-western corner of the State. A correspondence had been opened with the Governor of Pennsylvania with the prospect that commissioners would be appointed to act on the part of that State. This was done, and on the 15th of September, 1869, a monument was placed near the margin of Lake Erie (Lat. 42° 15′ 57.9"; Lon. 79° 45′ 54.4"), properly inscribed, William Evans for J. M. Campbell, SurveyorGeneral of Pennsylvania, being present to represent that State, and John V. L. Pruyn (Chancellor); George R. Perkins (Regent); S. B. Woolworth (Sec. of Regents), and George W. Patterson representing the State of New York.3

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In further pursuance of these duties, the Regents, on the 3d of September, 1869, appointed a select committee, consisting of the Chancellor, Mr. Perkins and Mr. Johnson, and on the 30th of September, 1869, transmitted to the several boards of supervisors along

1 Senate Doc. 18, 1867.

It was found upon inquiry that this angle was at or near the center of a highway, and that there was no visible mark to denote the place.

'Annual Report of Regents, 1871, p. x.

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