[Document, 1719 September 24]

Title
[Document, 1719 September 24]
Library Location
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
September 24, 1719
Language
English
Physical Description
1 page
Subjects
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
The committee met with Allan Jarrat in the presence of Mr. Alexander, Surveyor General of the Province of New Jersey, and Dr. Johnson, one of the Commissioners for New Jersey, and examined a journal which showed that observations made with Jarrat's quadrant varied upwards of four minutes. Jarrat declared that the only way he could take an accurate latitude would be with an accurate quadrant of five or six feet radius. He also stated that the tripartite indentures were inaccurate. The committee recommended that Jarrat certify that the station pretended to be fixed at Fishkill is wrong, and that all further proceedings cease until an accurate quadrant could be procured. >From the Secretary's Office, New York. Book of the Clerk of the Council. Certified by Goldsbrow Banyar. Entered before the Commission to settle the boundary between New York and New Jersey 3 August 1769.
Identifier
columbia.jay.12209