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A Map of Part of the Counties of Mecklenburg and Tryon…

Artist/Maker:
Mouzon, Henry __After
Place Made:
North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1801
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
HOA: 18; WOA: 22 (sight)
Accession Number:
3384
Description:
This manuscript map is one of at least two copies of a survey made as part of the settlement of the long-running boundary dispute between North and South Carolina in 1772. In May 1772 William Moultrie (1730-1805) of South Carolina and William Thompson (1732-1802) of North Carolina were appointed commissioners to settle the boundary dispute. James Cook and Ephraim Mitchell were appointed as surveyors for South Carolina. Thomas Rutherford and Thomas Polk were appointed as surveyors for North Carolina. At the end of July the results of the boundary survey were sent to the Secretary of State by Lord Charles Greville Montagu on July 27, 1772. The original survey remains in the Public Records Office, London.

In 1801 at least two copies of this survey were made and certified by George Chalmers as Clerk of the Privy Council. In addition to the MESDA copy, another copy is at the South Carolina Archives.

INSCRIPTIONS: Top of map: A Map of part the Counties of Mecklenburg and Tryon/ lately added to the Province of South Carolina by H Mouzon Junr.

Lower right hand side: References/ To the Mile Trees/ A – Ash/ C – Chestnut/ G – Gum/ H – Hickory/ O – Oak/ Pi – Pine/ Po – Poplar

Lower left hand side: Surveyor agreeable to His Majesty’s/ Royal Instruction the 4th day of June 1772/ under direction of-/ William Moultrie/ William Thomson/ (to the right of these names is the word “Commissioners”)/ James Cook/ Ephraim Mitchell/ (to the right of these names is the word “Surveyors”).

To the right hand side of the above paragraph: Part of South Carolina

DESCRIPTION: Map focusing on rivers and creeks in the Catawba region, line across map with initials on it, and a small inset of the Catawba tract on the right hand side. Discoloration, folded and a tape mark.

REFERENCE: Cumming, The Southeast in Early Maps, 404.

Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. M. Campbell Cawood