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Kentucky-Virginia Boundary Settlement Collection

Identifier: SC 00967

Scope and Contents

Manuscript copies of Kentucky and Virginia documents, 1799-1803, relating to the boundary settlement between the two states.

May 1803 document is headed, "Agreement between the commissioners of the State of Virginia and Kentucky relative to the boundary lines between the said states" and includes two seals, one of James Garrard, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Henry Tomin.  The July 1803 document is headed, "General Assembly begun and held at the capitol in the City of Richmond, on Monday the second day of December, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and act for confirming and establishing the boundary line between the state and the state of Kentucky ascertained and fixed by certain commissioners appointed by both states, and for ... January 14, 1800...

Last page is dated July 1803 and signed by John Page, Governor of Virginia, with the Seal of the Commonwealth.


  • 1799-1803

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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

James Garrard was the second Governor of Kentucky from 1796 to 1804. He was born in Stafford County, Virginia, 14 January 1749 and died in Bourbon County, Kentucky, 9 January 1822.


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Acquisition Information:

Discovered in a book.

Processing Information:

Processed by Ellen Strong in 1996.
Guide to the Kentucky-Virginia Boundary Settlement Collection
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository