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Minutes of the Virginia Governor's Council
Virginia. Council
November 01, 1715
Volume 02, Page 205

[B. P. R. O. B. T. Virginia. Vol. 60.]
JOURNAL VA COUNCIL

1 November 1715

For the better and more speedy determination of the dispute concerning the boundarys between this colony and North Carolina, it is the opinion of this Board that it be proposed to the Governor of North Carolina to agree that from the mouth of Carratuck River or Inlet and setting the compass on the North shore thereof, a due west line be run and fairly marked, and if it happen to cut Chowan river between the mouth of Nottoway river and Wiccon Creek, then the same direct course shall be continued towards the mountains, and be ever deemed the dividing line between Virginia and Carolina, but if the said West line cutts Chowan River to the Southward of Wiccon, then from that point of Intersection, the bounds shall be continued up the middle of Chowan River to the entrance of the said Creek, and from thence a due west line shall divide the two Governments; as on the other hand, if the said West line cutts Black water River to the Northward of Nottoway, the bounds shall be continued down the middle of Blackwater, to the middle of the entrance of Nottoway River, and from thence the line to be run due West for the dividing bounds between the two Governmts That if the said due West line shall pass thro' Islands or small strips of Land which might more conveniently be included in the one Province or the other by natural water bounds, the Commissioners of both sides shall have power to settle natural bounds and that all such variations from the West line be particularly noted in the Maps of the said Bounds to be put upon the Records of both Governments.