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attention was called to the “Star-spangled banner,” the beautiful flag of the Brandywine suspended in the ante-room above the portraits of our Washington and Franklin, the end of it gracefully thrown over the top of the former. The emotions created by this spectacle were grateful indeed, and it was long before I could withdraw my eyes from gazing upon the flag of our beloved country, which has so often waved triumphantly amidst the shock of battle, thus graced with an honoured Station in a foreign land and in the abode of one who has fought so gallantly for that country's freedom. This flag was presented to Gen! L. by the officers of the frigate upon his leaving the ship at Havre, accompanied with a request that it might be displayed on the anniversaries of the birthday of Washington and of our national independence, which has been more than complied with, as it is constantly displayed, having always hung where it is now placed.

Around the walls of the drawing room are hung the portraits of all the Presidents of the U. States except Washington, viz. Jn. Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, and J. Q. Adams together with that of Gen. Greene. This too is highly gratifying to the feelings of an American.

We were invited to go out to shoot with M: G. W. L., Levasseur and some other gentlemen, but we declined preferring to walk out with the young ladies. The morning was damp and the walking rather wet and muddy, but this does not deter the ladies of France from going out, and as soon as they had equipped themselves we set out and took a very pleasant walk around and thro a large piece of woods which extends on one side of the Chateau. After walking for some time it began to rain and we returned a different path. We re-entered the drawing room and the Gen!

. giving us the late New York papers which he had rec! the evening before, he went out, with an old Scotch gentleman who was on a short visit, to plan some improvements in the grounds about the Chateau. He first called his grand-daughters around him for the purpose of consulting with them how they would wish to have them made, asking them if they would like to have the trees planted here, others there, a walk lengthened in one part, &c.— this was really an interesting sight, to behold one who had been a chief actor in so many scenes of the most trying character and of the utmost historical importance, kindly consulting the taste and the wishes of his lovely descendants as they gathered around him, upon subjects of comparatively such a trivial nature. All the young ladies too retired to their rooms leaving D? C. and myself in possession of the drawing room where we remained for a long time reading the papers. When he had finished reading them we walked out to see the front of the Chateau which we had but imperfectly seen the evening before. This is the most beautiful part of it. Passing thro’ the arched way by which carriages drive out from the Court yard to the road to Rosey, we got to the outside and turning round had a fine view of the front. On each side of this gateway is a large round building in turreted form, surmounted by conical cupolas, and most richly and beautifully covered with luxuriant ivy clinging to the grey walls of this time-honoured edifice and finely contrasting its deep green with their venerable hue. The central part recedes, which imparts to the wings a finer appearance. After admiring this for some time we ret to the house and on the way saw the Gen! at a distance walking about his grounds with two others.

A little before 6, the ladies and family again assembled in the drawing room and we soon went down to dinner where as large a party assembled as did yesterday. After dinner returning to the drawing room, coffee was brought in and after the lapse of an hour or two, tea also. I passed a highly agreeable evening in conversing principally with the ladies and chiefly wth M. with whose gaiety and lively sallies I was much amused. Having mentioned to the Gen! & M: G. W. L. that we intended returning to Paris to-morrow, they desired us to remain longer and at all events not to leave La Grange until the next morning. We excused ourselves from staying another day under the plea of D! C's engagements, and they promised to send us in the morning to Rosey. The Gen? also said that he w! see us again in the morning, but I remonstrated against his disturbing his rest on our account, but he said he was always an early riser. Having taken leave of the rest of this interesting family we retired, and indulged in many pleasing recollections of our short abode at La Grange


before sleep visited our eyes. Rising very early on Monday morning and descending to the Salle à Manger, we found Mr. G. W. L. already there and the cloth spread to give us some coffee before we set off. While we were sitting at table, early as it was, our venerable host came down to see us and his carriage was already at the door. After conversing with him and his son for a short time, we arose to bid them farewell and at parting the Gen! requested me to remember him to his Baltimore friends. He kindly expressed his regret that our visit was so short, and G. W. L. invited me to revisit them next September during the vintage. They both accompanied us to the door, and stepping into the carriage we drove off, thus leaving perhaps forever the hospitable mansion of La Grange and its venerable and most estimable proprietor.—Thus terminated a visit in every respect truly delightful and interesting, one which will ever be most deeply engraven on my memory and the remembrance of which can be effaced only by death. We have not only experienced the kindest reception from the Gen! but we have received from every member of his most amiable and charming family every attention that could contribute to render our visit agreeable.



Sir :

We here present you with our proceedings since our last of the 12th of June, desiring you will please to communicate it to Lord Baltimore, to whom pray give our Duty.

On the 18th of June we received our Instructions to continue the West Line to the end of 5° of Longitude from the River Delaware.

On July the 7th the waggons arrived at Fort Cumberland with the Instruments, Tents &c. Having collected Hands we pro





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ceeded to the place in the Allegany Mount where we left off last year, and on the 13th we began to continue the Line westw!

At 168, 78 from the Post marked West in Mr. Bryan's Field the Top of the Great Ridge of the Allegany Mountains.

At 169, 60 crossed a small branch of the Little Yochio Geni. This is the first water we have passed that runs westw!

On the 16th of July we were joyned by 14 Indians of the Anadaga and Mohock Nations deputed by the Chiefs of the Six Nations to go with us on the Line. With them came Mr. Hugh Crawford, Interpreter. At 178 Miles the Little Meadows bore So., about 21 Miles. “ 179, 44 crossed the Little Yochio Geni. • 189, 69 crossed General Bradock's Road from Fort Cumber

land to Pittsburgh on the Top of Winding Hill. 194, 28 crossed the Big Yochio Geni.

The Great Meadows bore No distant about 5 Miles. “ 208, 59 crossed big Sandy Creek. “ 214, 12 The Summit of Laurel Hill. “ 219, 22 The East Bank of the River Cheat (about 200 yds

wide). “ 222, 34 The River Monaungehela (about 200 yds wide).

231, 20 crossed a War path. Here the chief of our Indians informed us that he was come to the extent of his Commission from the Chiefs of the Six Nations, and that he would not proceed one step further. Finding the Indians could not be prevailed upon further westwo we set up the Sector on the summit of a lofty Ridge to determine the place of the Parallel.

In the true Parallel at the top of the said Ridge we made a large Heap of Earth and Stones. This Pile is at the Distance of 230, 18, 21 from the beginning of this Parallel where it commences to be a Boundary between the two Provinces.

This Pile is at the Distance of 238, 17, 48 from the Post marked West in Mr. Bryan's Field. This Post is 15 Statute English

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City of Philadelphia. Also the Pile is at 244, 38, 36 from the West Bank of the River Delaware.

On the 20th of October we began to open a Visto in the true Parallel eastward, and as we returned (besides the Mile Posts) we erected Marks on the Tops of all the High Ridges and Mountains. The Marks are of Earth or Stone, three Yards and one Half or Four Yards Diameter at the Bottom, and 5 or 6, and some of 7 Feet high.

The 5th of Nov! we finished opening the Visto. Now there is one continued Visto 8 or 9 Yards wide in the true Parallel from the Intersection of the said Parallel with the Meridian from the Tang! Point. This Day the Indians left us to return to their own Country. On the 28th of Nov! we finished erecting Marks on the Tops of the Ridges to the Top of Sidelong Hill. To the East side of this Hill the Stones are all set, being 132 Miles of the West Line. There are now lying at Fort Frederic near the No Mountains Sixty Stones, which were intended to be set this Summer, but we acquainted the Gent. Commiss's that we could not get our Stone to the Place designed for it to the westw of Sidelong Hill for less than 12 £ per Stone, on which information the Gent. Commissioners thought proper we should desist from setting Stones farther at present. In all the Mountains we have

. past over this Year, and almost at every Mile Post, there is as good stone if not superior to those sent from England.

The Carriage of Stones thro' the Mountains will be a great Expense and almost impracticable. The Marks we have erected may be seen from Ridge to Ridge in most Places, and it will take a great length of Time (if ever) to destroy them, so as not to point out the Course of the Line.

On the 26th of Dec! 1767, the Gent. Commissioners, at a Meeting held at Christiana Bridge Newcastle County, read to us their Minutes, by which we understand they have no further Occasion for us to run Lines. They gave us Instructious to draw a Map or Plan of the Lines to be delivered to any of the Commissioners.

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