Addenda
Miscellaneous, 1687

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Institute of Historical Research

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J. W. Fortescue (editor)

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1899

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'Addenda: Miscellaneous, 1687', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 12: 1685-1688 and Addenda 1653-1687 (1899), pp. 660. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=70628 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Miscellaneous, 1687

2,1652,165. "Description of the Great Western Lake" [so endorsed, but headed in a different hand, Description of the Great Northern Lake]. There hath been lately discovered in the Northern parts of America a vast mediterranean sea of fresh water, above five thousand miles in compass. Its extent is N. and S. from 51 to 39 deg., and in longitude, according to the best calculation, 13 or 14 deg., navigable in most parts by ships of 300 or 400 tons. No access from the E. side of America but through Pennsylvania. 10 pp. Endorsed. Recd. March 1687. [Col. Papers, Vol. LXIV., No. 158.]