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Oct 02 2012, 18:07:09 NJ-NY Boundary Line

How did the Royal Commissioners of the London Board of Trade establish the end points of the northern border of New Jersey in the year 1769 ? i.e. How did they determine the latitudes of that border-line's intersections witht the Delaware and Hudson Rivers ? (...which I believe are at approximately 41 degrees/21 minutes and 41 degrees/zero minites, respectively...) Earlier attempts to set that boundary had produced an approximately parallel line about 10 miles farther north: from 41 degrees/40 minutes on the Delaware to "...the mouth of Tappan Creek..." on the Hudson.

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