- According to the text, what were the key tasks surveyors needed to do to fulfill the land ordinance?
- What suggestions does the text give to surveyors in marking lines?
- How were the surveyors and geographers to make certain they marked straight lines?
United States Continental Congress, King, Rufus & William Samuel Johnson, "An ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the Western Territory: Be it ordained by the United States in Congress assembled, that the territory ceded by individual states to the United States, which has been purchased of the Indian inhabitants, shall be disposed of in the following manner," 18 May 1785. Courtesy of Library of Congress