Mason and Dixon"s Line a history : including an outline of the boundary controversy between Pennsylvania and Virginia by James Veech

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Published by W.S. Haven in Pittsburgh .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Mason-Dixon Line,
  • Pennsylvania,
  • Virginia

Subjects:

  • Mason-Dixon Line,
  • Pennsylvania -- Boundaries -- Virginia,
  • Virginia -- Boundaries -- Pennsylvania

Edition Notes

Book details

Statementby James Veech.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF187.B7 V4
The Physical Object
Pagination58 p. :
Number of Pages58
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL271794M
LC Control Numberrc 01003499
OCLC/WorldCa4083299

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