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N. B. In the column containing the number of inhabitants, the number marked (*) are as reckoned in the Convention at Philadelphia in 1787, excepting North-Carolina, Vermont, western-Territory, and Kentucky; the others are taken from actual enumeration.
The distances of the several capitals from Philadelphia are reckoned as the roads run.
The U N I T E D S T A T E S.
- N the treaty of peace, concluded in 1783, the limits of Boundaries.] I the ū. s: are thus defined. 7 3. And that all disputes which might arise in future on the subjećt of the boundaries of the said United States may be prevented, it is hereby agreed and declared, that the following are and shall be their boundaries, viz. From the northwest angle of Nova-Scotia, viz. That angle which is formed by a line drawn due north from the source of St, Croix River to the Highlands, along the said Highlands, which divide those rivers that empty themselves into the river St. Lawrence, from those which fall into the Atlantic Ocean, to the north-westernmost head of Conneéticut river; thence down along the middle of that river to the forty-fifth degree of north latitude; from thence by a line due west on said latitude, until it strikes the river Iroquois or Cataraquy; thence along the middle of the said river into Lake Ontario, through the middle of # Lake, until it strikes the communication by water between the lake and Lake Erie; thence along the middle of said communication into Lake Erie, through the middle of said Lake Huron; thence through the middle of said lake to the water communication between that lake and Lake Superior; thence through Lake Superior northward of the Isles Royal and Phillipeaux to the Long Lake; thence through the middle of said Long Lake, and the water communication between it and the Lake of the Woods to the said Lake of the Woods; thence through the said lake to the most northwestern point thereof, and from thence, on a due west course, to the River Miffissippi; thence by a line te be drawn along the middle of said River Misfisfippi, until it shall interse& the northernmost part of the thirty-first degree of north latitude. South, by a line to be drawn due east from the determination of the line last mentioned, in the latitude of thirty-one degrees north of the equator, to the middle of the River Apalachicola, or Catahouche; thence along the middle thereof to its junétion with the Flint River; thence strait to the head of St. Mary’s River; and thence down along the middle of St. Mary's River to the Atlantic Occean; east, by a line to be drawn along the middle of the River St. Croix, from its mouth in the Bay of Fundy, to its source; and from its source directly north, to the aforesaid Highlands, which divide the rivers that fall into the Atlantic Occean, from those which fall into the River St. Lawrence, comprehending all islands within twenty leagues of any part of the shores of the United States, and lying between lines to be drawn due east from the points where the aforesaid
The following calculations were made from adual measurement of the beft maps, by T H o M A s H U t c H 1 N s, Esquire, geographer to the United States.
The territory of the United States contains by computation a million
of square miles, in which are - 640,000,oco of acres. Dedućt for water 5 I, ooo, Ooo Acres of land in the United States, 589,000,ooe
transferred to the federal government, and is pledged as a fund for sinking the continental debt. It is in contemplation to divide it into new states, with republican constitutions similar to the old states near the Atlantic Ocean.
Eftimate of the number of acres of water, north and westward of the river
Ohio, within the territory of the United Stater.
Estimate of the number of acres of water within the Thirteen United States. In Lake Erie, westward of the line - - extended from the north-west corner of Pennsylvania, due north, to the boundary between the British territory and the United States, - 4Io, Ooo D 2