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Assembly, extending the jurisdiction of Ohio over that part of the State, were the result of calm consideration; and they will be executed so as to extend to all the citizens, residing within our constitutional boundaries, the protection of our laws; and I am highly gratified to learn that the people in the disputed territory so generally prefer coming within the jurisdiction of Ohio. On the 26th of February, I transmitted, post paid, by mail, to the Clerk of the Court of Wood county, 40 copies, to the Clerk of Williams county, S0, and to the Clerk of Henry county, 25 copies of the pamphlet containing the Special Message, the Preamble and Resolutions and Act of the General Assembly, and the Act of Michigan; and requested that they should be distribu ted to the various civil officers in those counties, with an expression of the expectation of the Executive and Legislature, that all those officers would be prompt and vigilant in carrying into effect the intentions of Ohio, as expressed in the said Act and Resolution. I also transmitted to Maj. Gen. Bell, of the 17th Division of Ohio Militia, within whose Division the counties of Wood, Henry and Williams are situated, 30 copies of said documents, accompanied with a General Order, to cause to be enrolled for military duty, the citizens within the disputed territory, and have them organized into companies under our laws; which order, it is expected, will be promptly executed: and I hope that the citizens within the disputed territory, will elect such officers as will be prompt in the discharge of their duties, under our laws: also, that they will, on the first Monday in April next, elect efficient persons as Justices of the Peace and other township officers, within the two new townships of Port Lawrence and Sylvania. It is my expecta-, tion to be at Perrysburgh about the 1st of April; at which time the Commissioners, appointed to run the line, will meet. I will take with' me commissions for the Justices of the Peace, who may be elected in' the two new townships, so that they can be received as soon as the returns of the elections be made to the Clerk's Office of Wood county. I will also take with me commissions for such militia officers as may, under the directions given to Gen. Bell, be elected within Wood county.

The menaces of Michigan do not affec: us in the least. We desire no difficulty with Michigan. We wish our neighbor prosperity and happiness; but we cannot permit her to intrude upon our rights. In this matter we have adopted the motto of the President in regard to foreign Powers; that is, to ask nothing but what is right, and submit to nothing that is wrong.” We shali avoid all cause of offence to our neighbor, but will secure to our own citizens the benefit and protection of our laws. For the accomplishment of this object, I am of opinion that our civil authority will be found sufficiently potent to carry into effect the laws of Ohio; if not-should that authority demand aid—the demand would be attended to; though I should. extremely regret any occurrence that might render such demand ne, cessary. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBERT LUCAS. MR. ANDREW PALMER.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE, OHIO,

Columbus, 17th March, 1835. DEAR SIR. In pursuance of an Act of the General Assembly of the 23d of February last, Gen. Jonathan Taylor, of Licking county, John Patterson, of Adams county, and Uri Seely, of Geauga county, were appointed Commissioners to run and re-mark the Northern Boundary Line, between Ohio and Michigan. The line recognized in the Act is the one heretofore run and marked by Mr. Harris, from the southern extremity of Lake Michigan, to the most northern cape of the Maumee Bay. The Commissioners have appointed to meet at Perrysburgh on the first of April next, in order to proceed to the discharge of the duties assigned them by the General Assembly. Harris' field notes would doubtless be of great benefit to them in tracing this line; and without which, they would find much difficulty in performing that duty. They would probably have to run the line from Lake Michigan, to ascertain where it strikes the line between Indiana and Ohio. Presuming that the field notes are to be found in your office, I have to request of you the favor to have made out, and transmitted to me by mail, (if the Commissioners have not already applied for them,) copies of such field notes as may be in your office, relating to the line run by Harris, from the southern extremity of Lake Michigan, to the most northern cape of the Maumee Bay; together with such other notes and documents as you may think will assist the Commissioners, in the discharge of the duties required of them. Some of the gentlemen will be here about the 25th inst. If a copy of the field notes could be transmitted to me before that time, it would be an accomma dation to the Commissioners, and would be duly acknowledged by

Your friend,

ROBERT LUCAS. M. T. WILLIAMS, Esq.

Surveyor General.

SURVEYOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Cincinnati, 230 March, 1835.

SIR.

I received your letter of the 17th, requesting to be furnished with a copy of the field notes of the line run by Harris, from the south end of Lake Michigan to the most northerly cape of the Maumee Bay, &c. and now enclose you a copy of said notes, with a copy of the plat of said line: also, a copy, in connection, of the plat of the line run by Fulton, on a course due east from the South end of said Lake.

I have the honor to be,

Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,

M. T. WILLIAMS. His Excellency, ROBERT LUCAS,

Governor of Ohio.

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* Copy of the Field Notes of the Survey of a line from the North Cape

of Maumee Bay, on a direct course, to the Southerly extremity of Lake Michigan, to designate the BOUNDARY LINE between the State of Ohio and the Territory of Michigan. Surveyed in 1817, under the direction of the Surveyor General of the United States, by William Har.

ris, D. S.

VARIATION 3° 32'.

“Commenced at the North Cape of the Miami Bay. Made a willow a cor. 11 in. di. and marked M. T. on the North side, and O.

on the South; from which corner a point of land bears S. 57 E. 6 or 7 miles, and a point of an Island bears S. 60 E. 6 or 7 miles; and the North point of the same Island bears S. 75 E. 6 or 7 miles; from thence S. 87° 42' W. Between the State of Ohio and Michigan Territory-25.00 along the shore. 1 mile-corner in the Bay.

CONTINUED.

S. 87° 42' W. Between the State of Ohio and Michigan Territory.

41.00 Passed the Bay and enter a prairie.
2 miles Set post, from which a locust 24 in. N. 39 W. 2.00.-

Prairie wet and covered with high grass.

CONTINUED.

S. 87 42 W. Between the State of Ohio and Michigan Territory.

5.00 Passed the prairie 25.00 To an arm of the Bay formed by a creek. 45.51 Passed it. 3 miles Set post, from which a hickory 9 in. S. 31 W. 22

elm 24 N. 40 E. 18. Land level. Oak, elm, hick

ory-good farming land. S. 87 42 W.

CONTINUED. 16.14 A muddy creek. 24.00 Passed it. 25.27 Intersected a line 40 links South of the 10 mile stake.

This line was commenced at the 70 mile corner; from thence S. 5 miles; thence W. 2 miles; thence S. 5 miles and 50 links, to the above mentioned State line,

running from the North Cape of the Bay. 4 miles Set post, from which a white 'ash 18 in. dia. N. 7 W.

54-black oak 18, S. 21 E. 35. Land rich and good for farming. Ash, walnut, oak and hickory.

CONTINUED.

S. 87 42 W. Between the State of Ohio and Michigan Territory.

5.67 To a muddy creek. 15.98 Passed it.

40.00 Enter prairie.
6 miles Set post, from which a white oak 36-in. N. 861 E. 14.

Land second rate. Dry prairie.

CONTINUED.

8. 87° 42' W. Between the State of Ohio and Michigan Territory.

80.00 Creek 15 N. E.
6 miles Set post, from which a willow 9, N. 1 W. 12-wil-

low 9, S. 47 W.7. This mile prairie, west part ra-
ther barenny-rather poor.

CONTINUED.

S. 87 42 W. Between the State of Ohio and Michigan Territory. 7 miles Set post, from which a white ash 12, N. 787 E. 6—white

ash 14, S. 60 W. 22. Land third rate.

CONTINUED.

S. 87 42 W. Between the State of Ohio and Michigan Territory. 8 miles Set post, from which a white oak 30, N. 65 E. 33—W.

oak 24, S. 63 W. 20. Oak and hickory land of a middling quality

CONTINUED.

S. 87 42 W. Between the State of Ohio and Michigan Territory. 9 miles Set post, from which a white oak 30, N. 34 E. 60—

white oak 10, S. 81 E. 95. Thin sandy oak land.

CONTINUED.

S. 87 42 W. Between the State of Ohio and Michigan Territory.

17.00 Brook 12 S. E.
10 miles Set post, from which a white oak 30 in. N. 49 E. 105–

w.oak N. 61 W. 144. Third rate barreny oak land.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1817.–CONTINUED.

$. 87 42 W. Between the State of Ohio and Michigan Territory. 11 miles Set post, from which a white oak N. 89 E. 1.00-white

oak 18, S. 28 E. 98. Land same.

CONTINUED.

8.87 42 W. Between the State of Ohio and Michigan Territory. 12 miles Set post, from which a white oak 24 in. N. 70: E. 64

white pak S. 2 E. 79. Land same.

CONTINUED.

S. 87° 42' W. Between the State of Ohio and Michigan Territory. 13 miles Set post, from which a black oak 9, S. 4 E. 39-black

oak 11, N. 57 W. 14. Land same.

CONTINUED.

S. 87 42 W. Between the State of Ohio and Michigan Territory. 14 miles Set post, from which a lynn 12, N. 79 W. 6—do. 14,

S. 80 E. 44. East half land same; west half good farming land. Ash, poplar, oak and lynn.

CONTINUED.

S. 87 42 W. Between the State of Ohio and Michigan Territory.

17.00 Brook 20 S.
15 miles Set post, from which an elm 6, N. 6 E. 19-black ash

12, S. 8 E. 10. East half same; west half wet and
swampy.

CONTINUED.

S. 87 42 W. Between the State of Ohio and Michigan Territory. 16 miles Set post, from which a s. oak 20, E. 16-iron wood 4,

s. 21 W.3. Good farming land. Oak, ash, lynn, beech.

CONTINUED.

S. 87 42 W. Between the State of Ohio and Michigan Territory. 17 miles Set post, from which a hickory 10, N. 15 E. 6-s. oak

18, S. 57 E. 6. Land similar.

CONTINUED.

S. 8742 W. Between the State of Ohio and Michigan Territory. 18 miles Set post, from which a s. oak 18, S. 15 W. 31-elm 5,

N. 25 E. 25. Land mostly wet and swampy.

CONTINUED.

S. 87 42 W. Between the State of Ohio and Michigan Territory. 19 miles Set post, from which a white ash 10, N. 10 E. 16

cotton wood 20, S. 38 W. 8, Middling good farming land-part wet and swampy.

CONTINUED.

S. 87 42 W. Between the State of Ohio and Michigan Territory.

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