Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 20.djvu/507

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482 FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. III. Ch. 196. 1870. Aww, ¤<>¤*’<l- fifteen minutes east, six thousand seven hundred and twenty yards, along the line above mentioned, which runs from Sm1th’s Point to Watkin’s Point until it reaches the latter spot, namely, Watk1n’s Point, which is in latitude thirty-seven degrees fifty-four minutes thirtyeight seconds, longitude seventy-five degrees fifty-two minutes forty-four seconds; from \Vatkin’s Poirt the boundary line runs due east seven thousand eight hundred and ezghty yards, to a point where it meets a hne running through the middle of Pocomoke Sound, which is marked C on the accompanying map, and is in latitude thirty-seven degrees fifty-four minutes thirty-eight seconds, longitude seventy-five degrees forty-seven minutes fifty seconds; thence by a line dividing the waters of Pocomoke Sound, north forty-seven degrees thirty minutes east, five thousand two hundred and twenty yards, to a point in said sound marked D on the accompanying map, in latitude thirty-seven degrees fifty-six minutes twenty-five seconds, longitude seventy-five degrees forty-ve minutes twenty-six seconds; thence following the middle of the 'Pocomoke River by a line of irregular curves, as laid down 011 the accompanying map, until it intersects the westward protraction of the boundary line marked by Scarborough and Calvert, May twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, at a point in the middle of the Pocomoke River and in the latitude thirty-seven degrees fifty-nine minutes thirty-seven seconds, longitude seventy-five degrees thirty-seven minutes four seconds; thence by the Scarborough and Calvert line, which runs five degrees fifteen minutes north of east, to the Atlantic Ocean: the latitudes, longitudes, courses, and distances here given have been measured upon the Coast Chart, number thirty-three, of the United States Coast Survey (sheet number three, Chesapeake Bay) which is herewith filed as part of this award and explanatory thereof; the original charter line is marked upon the said inap and shaded in blue; the present line of boundary, as ascertained and determined, is also marked and shaded in red, while the yellow indicates the line referred to in the compact of seventeen hundred and eighty-five, between Smith’s Point and Watkin’s Point; in further explanation of this award, the arbitrators deem it proper to add that- “ First. The measurements bei11g taken and places fixed according to the Coast Survey, we have come as near to perfect mathematical accuracy as in the nature of things is possible; but in case of any inaccuracy in the described course or length of a line orin the latitude or longitude of a place, the natural objects called for must govern. " Second. The middle thread of Pocomoke River is equi-distant as nearly as may be between the two shores without considering arms, inlets, creeks, or ailluents as parts of the river, but measuring the shore lines from headland to headland. “ Third. The low-water mark on the Potomac, to which Virginia has a right in the soil, is to be measnued by the same rule, that is to say, from low-water mark at one headland to low-water mark at another, without following indentations, bays, creeks, inlets, or aiiluent rivers. “ Fourth. Virginia is entitled not only to full dominion over the soil to low-water mark on the south shore of the Potomac, but has a right to such use of the river beyond the line of low-water mark as may be necessary to the full enjoyment of her riparian ownership, without impeding the navigation or otherwise interfering with the proper use of it gy Maryland, a greeably to the compact of seventeen hundred and eighty- ve. “ In testimony whereof we have hereunto set om- hands the day and year aforesaid ‘* J. S. BLACK " Of Pem1sylvu.uia.


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