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Title J. and D. Ross letter to Anthony Barclay
Date April 3, 1821
Description 1 letter; 1 page
People Thompson, David, 1770-1857
Search Terms International Boundary Commission
Treaty of Ghent
Scope & Content 1821 Apr 3?
Letter to Anthony Barclay from

Montreal 3rd April 1821
Dear Sir
Your favor dated Savannah 12 Ulto inclosing
a packet for col. Hale said to contain bills of
exchange - we have received this day. and will retain
the same as you direct until the arival [sic] of Col Hale
here, which will be on or about the 15 inst.
We are
most respectfully
your obd Servs
J + D ? Ross

Anthony Barclay Esqr
H. B. M. Commissioner
under 6 + 7 Articles Treaty of Ghent
Savannah U S

Admin/Biographical History This compiled collection includes papers from Thomas Barclay (1753-1830), his son, Anthony Barclay (1792-1877), John Ogilvy (d. 1819), Ward Chipman (1754-1824), Ward Chipman, [Jr.] (1787-1851), David Thompson (1770-1857), Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow (1814-1901) and others related to the determination of the boundary between Canada and the United States. Materials include government documents, correspondence, maps, surveys, diaries and Indian deeds related to the determination of the boundary between Canada and the United States, particularly of the years of the St. Croix Commission, 1796-1812, the Commissions appointed after the Treaty of Ghent, 1814-1838, and the Commissions under the Treaty of Washington, 1842. Papers of diplomats appointed by the British and American governments include the correspondence of explorers who surveyed the boundary zones and of several other diplomats, political officers and aids who became involved in the arbitration of the border. The explorations around the Island of St. Croix by Robert Pagan and Native American Francis Joseph Neptune, and a map by Chief Wasp of the Ojibway tribe in the vicinity of Ontario and Minnesota are noteworthy.