James F McConnell wrote:
Re. Lee Hofman apropos the last course of a plat.
In Maryland patent surveys the last line was typically called the "given
line" (or forgiving line) stated as "thence to the begriming.; "a
practice I have not observed in Virginia and South Carolina.
Many deeds have this. I have not noticed that the practice is
different in any state. The specific wording may be different. A
lot depended on the surveyor. I recall seeing some deeds in Virginia
with similar wording. I can't say for sure about South Carolina.
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