Administrative History

The Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York was directed by a resolution of the State Senate of April 19, 1867 to examine into the condition and true location of monuments along the state's boundaries and to take action to preserve or renew them. Chapter 424 of the Laws of 1875 continued this authority, charging the Regents to cooperate with authorities from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In 1880 the Regents were given authority to appoint members to serve on a joint commission, and New Jersey did the same in 1881. The commission reached a settlement in June, 1883 and added additional agreements in 1887 and 1889. As part of the 1883 settlement, all records were deposited with the respective secretaries of state.