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From: Donald Wayne Moore <>
Subject: land case file terms
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2004 11:11:39 -0400

I am not an expert on land case files, but I'll take a stab also. I
believe "pailed" means fenced in. But I have only seen the term used in
the early colonial period of the 17th century.

"Chain" is a surveying measurement. According to my dictionary, a chain
was 66 or 100 feet. Land was also measured in rods or poles. But I do
not have an equivalent for either of them in feet.

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