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1822 Rector, William - Township 39 North of the baseline, Range 14 East of the 3rd principal meridian.

Included are the future site of the village of Chicago and the south branch of the Chicago River (waterways in blue, borders of woodland in green). A swamp is indicated S of the main part of the Chicago River. Sections 7, 17, 19, 21, 27, 29, 31 and 33 are designated as [see] Canal Land. A township includes 23,040 acres of land and is divided in 36 numbered sections, each one mile square. Because much of Township 39 is covered by Lake Michigan, the aggregate land acreage shown includes only 13,176.38 acres. [342a; Illinois State Archives, RS 953.012]

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