with a prayer to Congress to take jurisdiction and try the case under the Articles of Confederation.
The case was adjourned from time to time, until September 4, 1786, when both States appeared by their agents.
Proceedings were then instituted and a court appointed to try the case, which was to sit in New York, June 4, 1787.
No judgment was ever rendered by this court in consequence of the compromise of the suit between the parties.
Both states appointed commissioners, who met at Beaufort, S. C., clothed with full powers to make a final settlement.
And now comes a singular part of the history, and the origin of the twelve-mile strip.
These commissioners—Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Andrew Pickens and Pierce Butler, on the part of South Carolina; and John Habersham, Lacklan McIntosh, a majority of the commissioners, on the part of Georgia—April 28, 1787, signed an agreement and convention establishing the line as it now exists between the two States, running along the Savanna