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Memorandum by Robert Johnson concerning the North Carolina/South Carolina boundary [Extract]
Johnson, Robert, 1677-1735
June 08, 1730
Volume 03, Page 84

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[B. P. R. O. B. T. South Carolina. Vol. 4. C. 90.]
MEM: FROM COLL: JOHNSON RELATING TO SOME CLAUSES IN THE DRAts OF HIS INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GOV: OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

I aprehend the running the boundary line between South and North Carolina would admitt of the following way of expresing it to answer the same intent vid: That a line shall be run (by Commissioners appointed by each province) beginning at the Sea 30 miles distant from the mouth of Cape Fear River on the South West side thereof keeping the same distance from the said River as the Course thereof runs to the main sourse or head thereof and from thence the said boundary line shall be continued due west as far as the South Seas. But if Waccama River lyes within 30 miles of Cape Fear River then that River to be the boundary from the sea to the head thereof, and from thence to keep the distance of 30 miles Paralel from Cape Fear River to the head thereof and from thence a due West Course to the South Sea.

(Endorsed)

Recd June 8th

Read. June 9th 1730.