Minutes of the Continental Congress
United States. Continental Congress
Volume 17, Pages 459-460
APPOINTMENT OF THE SURVEYORS OF LAND IN THE WESTERN TERRITORY BY
[From Executive Letter Book.]
By the United States in Congress Assembled,
May 27th, 1785.
Congress proceeded to the Election of a Surveyor from each State in conforming to
the “Ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of Lands in the
Western Territory” and the ballot being taken Mr. Nathaniel Adams was
elected from the State of New Hampshire, Mr. Rufus Putnam from Massachusetts,
Mr. Caleb Harris from Rhode Island and P. plantations, Mr. William Morris from
New York, Mr. Adam Hoops from Pennsylvania, Mr. James Simpson
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from Maryland, Mr. Alexander Parker from Virginia, Mr. Absolom
Tatom from North Carolina, Mr. William Tate from South Carolina, they having
been previously nominated by the Delegates of the respective States.
CHAS. THOMSON, Secy.