86

tp~ Pole~t'a.r but HiS· it wes 'som~wb~t Clou,u,;y at that time I w-as not sure .tb;llt th~ Obs.en".~tiQ:n was JierJtect~
T'neiJdw,11 tlu: ·4th J.uly 1. 197 1 ormed: a 'Sqfl!ll'e. '0£ f ten f~et ftadius -& placed_ it s.ti as 6.b IlA\'e one side on the l\ieridiUll &.t1re oQ,theJ.':... on <Ul E,tt:st· &tW flst ooui'se- & ciit a.w~y.the.trees ,& under brush a. :considerable djsttl,ru~e>& !let stnke.s ~() ra;nge ~~itbth~ Cardinal P0int This. 'Iv(j,d{. I did ;with th.e ,gren,t.est Cnl'e & Exat~tu?~s:. Th~ distance of -the Eye:'on a.l;e'v~liroti) dle~p~umh line 'R'Wide use 0,$; ~or detei'winlrJ,g the w'eates~t·EIOl1g"<t:q-Oll 6£ the Pole stat' ow as 14 .fGe:~ 9:y'2 Inclies'(~lion(ir.uiCil1 ObseJ'-vations here pmlued-li:ili·

tor.)

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.

mae'!:" & !Qllll'd tire v':~tiiMoi1,to i"'Sff E·ast - hu·! :tp, Run West It·l;equired. thal the ·Inde.x .. S.hG1;ll d be .~h~t 22' ~.t we ran a·~ mile: th~· d~y & wb'ci- 6bliged. to return t:o .my

W/,(:drf!..'~~tlO,.y' .1uZy :tlfFl' lIr" Redi±dd & ]Ji~:.pa:rty pth c~me t9 'my' Camp in. the' a;;f'tf.J;D.():hti I 'pup the C(UlJ.P'f>~S~ in

$'lId Camp":::__

.

Tltu/f:,'Jday' fllh, J'~ily _. I .4112utile .by the middle 9f nl~ .~~'t~tnoQ.n& was O'bliged:to eneamp gIL ac¢9ilrit.M RMo - tl1is·:niglrt I ',"faA tah~l1 v;ith a pa·ih in my he,ad .& bac~'so tb.~t I had little Of 110 I'est ~

run

i?1ida~'lJ7th JulJj - l\.:1I:Re,_dfi¢ld 'Ulok the. compas$-' I W.a~,~;O ill .{1~ .h.ot to be a ble to ,a\SSlcst; I t~{).k ~(j'me Reubfir h hut it. did not' p:p~rah~. iF'i -tpe- I;I..fterfloQ.n <afk~ I had tl'aveU~d l%,'ffiile I 'to9k ::I, dOlSe ,~fT~;ltttl" Emeric 'TEis".p'lJkeil me severa;1 ·~in?~~ nigtlt I Telt: .•:tt : some betbw ]rit Re,dfi;eld l''¢t'tt'l'rierl ~ eneamped on the 27th hlil(i(~~I ')r~ not .. bJe to ~o fm."watd n li&turd'alJ fJ July ~ing-y'

Iwas much heftel' thi~

1:11(jm~

~m~:-

fjgh~. .i:l1.'~pe a:l'te.l'~OOi). th¢re -was. a. thunder storm atended with It'll heavy lt~il\·l;}ii~ hight w~~JQDkih!"; 'aph~ti~n iiy a: 'gOO;d observation .&. j'ound""it,to be i~'5Ef ~ast We werenow. ahilb'\s.t {J.2 miles .f~x;lin 'Pie l-:>:~Jlll'yl venia llunar:f'Y 9th J,uly. ,{r9!f'-

:lIl' Red·Be1ifRun·:about. 4.;miles.& ·en<:~,unp.edfpJ: thfi

'l:hi~m6hring -I took. th~

ait« pal't lhe day & .then ~ilr Jtedftel~ the l~est- J((nd. this di.y 'has" been '\T"e~y ibiZ!: .ich'&; "good & well wail:'e:l'ed considerable -under brush &: i~rbacg~'-' 'we en:¢au)i:~ed fd~' -m~Night _.SqU'~h: or-the r..lin;e-JfLoj~day ~():thI run }:Jlhout a .1tl~e was-taken 'llp t'i,jtJ.1 t l)ad swamp .-. The af;l:;ernooIl was v.e;.ry n..~th:~y& at:,.. ~~;.ndea1nththilfiq,¢r :_on~p[i,$,~L"&rtiU Ul,'i,~~li '~'l~

ot

Jobn DO·ul.'le. En' G~:l1field
oril(ls"(}reen

SQ'l, .-Giddi.ng
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Sanl" ICc:e!lev

iQlP'i

Coil. \Vil:lte !hUfl..

. Ch.:iite;'

.bla,f ke Rey:nQld ,JOg, Rve
,~\le~ -

EiY 1(e1~gg'" .
AUqn

James HataiItoD
th~-lil~y Ihrra(;

Allen

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Da'ltld {,""Hi:rke

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Sp~:tloid

Ithyid" B·ea:r.d

,klP.J:reltsCho~l p~h'fl:r C III,,('i"-rWiUl:a;m' lwdi'e:w~

~~J"l' Sp~{lt(lE~e.~i~l

l'i~lLin. Bm:ket.

·"VI'.lI'i.J,anr.S;hep~u~d" ·$ol.om~n. Sh~/l.rd Mine.~ 13:tditl}il -W Ill. 'll'ru::!f;c:t; .rohham A~'\'l~ix;:r Tt\}rp'(}l' Finuell E lcll'.~.dge-. Dl!iI1j ~'ye _
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At~cltci' M,or 1c:j-

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James Stodilanl -------~1
R•. lYl. Sllidcl!ll'd

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'"\';-en~ down

J\i'Ii'; 'I'ill kef. ·li!enad 90od .. "pl '~'"iylvd'ter Smith

IHv. w .. Eea1!'.cl

ge~!ge.Gld'mng

Job

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.Friii{1;11 July the 14: 1"191 we left our encf!.mpil1ent H.bQut 8,.00 t.his morning' rrhe men were exceeding lame ,&. b~avelled with much we met .Atwate~>. :& 2.or 9:. more' men g,olng .to ta-kea'

difficulty we had not travelled

mOi."·eUran 2 miles ·b~fore.

'~he South F'Qi.·kof:' Clli}'llhog-a- whi~ih -is nl'ach the least '~l'nnclt wllel~e,·The LinJ·{;.l'O;s~t:s· there is ,:} ex~~:U_eIi.t mill
'seat·s'.- thebll.nks:, en the norbh "Side 'are vetY-,$luirp'& lngh

H1:qJ{Ol'Y- ·there is also' I.z:pn ,,\,\'qbd boxw()od~ }\;Iap1r.::" E!tss. T.be soil gooa but li'W,e water untill We:. CaIne to
j,

:&iei:idill;p I made-a short Ir.I.It to enquire the news froIn Cl'tmp----. I i~al'.n~d that :S.hep~U'dwas, gou~ fb!"watd \",ith a, .Party &. wa:s 'W meet him'~ Th~i;·l{ess. Spaffol'dJ '\Vaum .&< Sto:ddal'd w~s: flrt 'Camp- fha:b G~p;r.g& Gi~~ ding.$ & 91) Coe was very unwell ~ 'th ~ttiler, were S"en~ 'doWn to CieaveliIDd ill' a .boat; t});at; 'l'ink'el' h~ ;g:on.e willi th~n1: .~ h.an:Us & .&, &.~ 'l"he i~imher,Q.U :tiiis lineis PllIuOiptilly W .&,B n~k&

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hut not :iIDmedintely 'a~ the \\'~ter\5.ide _. we al'1'tv·e<J, ~t Camp hetwe.~n.<l '& 2 OG. s.at~li.f"(].CtlllS1hJui1l. OIir'mcl1"aj~e ,employed in wa:shitI~(&,mending,their doth:e:!L This·d.ay oUJ' .pld fl~eild.P:onHock came tp OUI' Camp 'with 2~Qtbel' liid~~n:s~. &:·a Stln~,,!!r& ,3 p,appo.Qses~ t~heJttll:~Y: egg:ed',a IittleWhu;k:y'wlllch I.gave·th~m. I b gave them s~~~ Vi¢tJ:la.l~~ Pon tiock :plle$s~d hud ,for inor~~ whisltey~ I let hint bav{:l some. more which s9QQ made -the))'1 yoisy & tUt'bwent. it.was OQ1" night &; they sUll insf~tt#d Q~t H<1vjug more whiskey ~'hi'eh 1 refused, theY·suuR.,N. (lanced.,&b~g~1.l1 ~wing t·heir ns:t~, :~tEen,' to w held then' hands;. I d.em.amdct1_ the;h' kriives, .Pontioek .gi}Ye.me hh~~ 'a.~I was, h6:1(lil1g" FQntiock a·f<m'· J;riin'rites & .aJtE;l' I perceived a. sheath hang~~I).gttl) young: Imli:an a.
r

-same ·tiWr.e teal'lllgl" knife' .& ·seabb",d{rom the. belb-« the ,:;S:qjJ:aw ba:ptig:l!t 'Spril'~ :ntrrtp1irl~~ 'b,. roiQ6 ~i:W).s. t,o. 11~Y~ ±:hem;bound which we 'l'ea,&i1y d1.d- we· then got theh' ~Htei; 1fori'l$~!:,' ~U ~Ji¢h"; +OW~y h_oc_ks ,fiL qo~,ce.a.ie;d &,. ~~)lem itm'tjll the~hextmOlning ./j;lfln(w,y l:(Jtk .Iu~y Ft'9:7 H~ad. Quad.eFs. wi~h I{emJJY-&Ancbews. t;t:J..eY took wi'!.(h tire]flt. :.2' hof..€~S: ~ S~qr-.e~ ;tl·lrlfi~iffltt.Tf.yr .~'O :O~ws\ gl' 2, .8.pI'" f wyt>rs furies tp.ge~hel·with whrit 'Shepa·r.d &, .A.tws;tQ-l" to'~k lyHh -Bmm ~_ .' This llWJ.'mng our horse ealled .COjJ;perbottom died ~qf'~rmill_d ,~il.ag:g~$', . Onr Tndims<be-ga:ntopl~d 1'01" wh,t~ke;y'but ~ bold

which Pon.tiocll;: ,bad gOt mail with ;alud'''tt$) I reached rny l1arttl '~r.~ i# it ~~nt<ri;n:eg a _kn,ife",PGnti?'~k- ,a~cheEl' ~ id it4iit i_bJ¥ :sa:rp;e tj;r;he~ llvJ'eri;6,ll~d.~ it- f.i~mhili llwJ(d a£··:the

T~is ru:o,9'1~tlg

RJcb l\-'I.
d

~~j)~d~aJ'd ~tart<ed 'Eram.

·<them t'hFly=-s:ltbtl:ldli~iVe: D·o.;~m6re, er{~~Jil:tfng PorAt:i~1::k bin account:(~{tve·~hem.1t~ pat>t+ng.:{. swal;] dir;aID I g~r'{e ._. Pq_llt[Rc]~ ~t}JJ;t,Ef s~J':- ··SOllied~jlhlU!1g~aflnxm~& hOber pDfce .•ot meat-:-- '&an· 'e~d ha.t&.,Shirt----- he. wen·t ..away '1*(1.11 ~4b..-. .

::erri'~~ ..
~ .,

MJjt~~~A l'1tk 3 WlU.thi~'_{ltor;l1Jng Mr R'e'd.fl:eJd-Fta:rt~ ;-etl<from" ,:amp~ 'to finieh the Sth l:t'el'idian I'd miles-of ,whkh ·~ti~t T;~w~i;in~d to be run 'nex~ th,p" Soutb 'En'd-then tQ-peg'iu trt. the Sowtli Lbte. &; mn: -fue ·,sev;enth lIe·l,idi.&o<t& :t.he- Lake. ,he'·"t00k 20 ~llltvsBrpvi.sioll-·hi:=: -:as";:
"po • • ,.. •• ~I'~

~s,is(ft:idS"w~:e Ell ];:ell;oggc,Ale'& ~iel] 01estrr AneIl~"
B·~n~.~.~~~~o~eph. ·nzQr!SJ~S:·&(!P,~, .f"tl.lt -.
.r

NJ'(e-- .&,.David C1aib:.he ,wqk

a

P'ro-ty to run the. line bciwaen JSlum:bel' two

MIl'!iJi4'l117l'fy, R~lge

~l1!.l!J..~.

,t:tre Ut];l

~~:l$!')L~

E.~lJJ' YV..n:_I~e::l1 ~~81'·ted, l~dthIt &; three in the: GUy'ahQg~'1:~11ll.t6tr~'Bt,e

'th¢ ltiY~l':t6 ijie P~d~~ then-to traJ;r~r~~ ~he :fdlt8.~ &" the 1'u.~km.'ou..s In'3.;uc.b qt lo.1uskg u-utillheshould nl,cietme:·a~JLprnpnsed finishin tih.e south & then ~a;vers..,; in:g '~h¢,Tusk,¢tQ1'a .&~i1i.sh~;nJll We;J:~ ]f~u:a,\i\T'a\~.~, ~1;ll¢'$ J Hrunil:bGn-' Cltt:dc Reynolds-' TJ~OiSGtBen- &; RhinehilS.n~l'k¢r-. Barker Was,,~o.i'.e.tl.lrn to Camp w]ien~the.
line-was .run to Ctty&h~g:a .},b '\oVanen 'left .Camp ,a:hou' t 1 DC P }11~/ith.5 .d~rys. 1~i'9vi;sfong 11hiS ainel'tioon

Alpheus Ch(Jat~.S'~m1,Spafford, Luke' l!auchet· came into t~amp, :boID~~e mOlith 9f'- t11€l' iveJ'-'---, tbey bl·il\.g ~ v,.'.oril- tilfi:t :the j?'epple gener-ally!'vel'e $icMy at tIll'll Plae~ that Da,vid Beard WI:lIS te(!;(y\'ering{ hhl,l~h:~. h:I$ ~~h.~t 'Enipt- ··we:' amt d9V1'1i>tfie Ili'V~I: wei~e'mending·:......., the }:[aj:dSpaff:ard is unwell of ::Ii kinil of-Jntennitting £.e:vel'
.;11ue s:djJ,y 1 ~t'h

!ttlp -'

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QU

t

:t'l'oi:rr .,Qnmp,·tQ

tu:q"

the, rest of the south 'line' with

S~I11t Srnl,ffun1

& OHv~w

Cu:lye~ C~18.·]Jliuel1- Luke lIanch'ett &AJpheus' Ghmtt
Axme:n:&~Ezekiel MOl'](1:Y packhorselllanHie'Litle'4 0 C. pm, Cfi~l IWit'S o.mitted t1.

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I a.tr:ivcd~t:

rf1·ea'f4:.~d·q~~1he 1b th;. l'7fYl-thls morning Saml t Sp"afford J~,urid a,,~wl,t'J..~m·. 0:£ 'Bci.:l$, in .~ b'le.allie: Dlell SQdif cut d.Q\,\-"n tree & toek.the bont~y-whi(jbwas sllfildent the to- gj.ve LtS ~. m€:tl;~L (:ficl~1116te:~h~,,:e:'orn'itte.d) T1f·(~,siM?;1i 8#l
"'\0e:&'
I~

llef't

C4mp in order to finish the,

South Lil1,~~y.Assi,st~tl;:lt.Swer~.·S~fuuel 8I:Jaflord"~J~liC.Wirel' ·Cl:l~1.1rI bearers -, Alpheus Choat &, Lulee H~(I)~het~ ~11~n - & E~:cld~l ,IQl'ley padthQr-se] man -.:l'IQ]'ley was f·eehle when 'we left, Canrp - this' dTJiyw"e tl'ay~l1"e:a t¢ tke·..so,ut~h Lin:e,.:& .nm ~ }.fHeS--.Tif'eil/ne!sijfll( lfJih,. ,r ;r~nl''to' ,tb;e ,'fu..skei0'1'a."RilJIJ.1' ~7l;i.Gh is' dis.tunt fmm, the Pe-ntli$ylvania IAine 4J] M iZeiJ if ok '64 Un1rs.·

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