[Document, 1769 July n.d.]

Title
[Document, 1769 July n.d.]
Library Location
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1769 July n.d.
Language
English
Physical Description
1 page
Subjects
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Defines "mile" as used among the English, Italians, and other nations. Sometimes "mile" is used for "league." The Italian mile comes from "mille passus." The English mile consists of eight furlongs, each furlong of forty poles, and each pole of 16 1/2 feet. Entered before the Commission to settle the boundary between New York and New Jersey 27 September 1769.
Identifier
columbia.jay.12247