Monday, June 16, 2014

Moderating a Dispute

From the minutes of the Pennsylvania Archives, 1782 (via, p. 566):
The passage above refers to a dispute over land in the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania. Some of the residents wanted to remain under the jurisdiction of Virginia. Henry Vanmeter participated in a committee (representing those supporting Virginia). Ultimately the land became part of the Pennsylvania.

A map from the West Virginia Genweb shows the competing claims in 1782 (see also Wikipedia entry on the District of West Augusta):

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