XXIV. An account of the measurement of a base on Hounslow-Heath.

  title={XXIV. An account of the measurement of a base on Hounslow-Heath.},
  author={William Roy},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={385 - 480}
  • William Roy
  • Political Science
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
Accurate surveys of a country are universally admitted to be works of great public utility, as affording the surest foundation for almost every kind of internal improvement in time of peace, and the best means of forming judicious plans of defence against the invasions of an enemy in time of war, in which last circumstances their importance usually becomes the most apparent. Hence it happens, that if a country has not actually been surveyed, or is but little known, a state of warfare generally… 
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