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Title John Ogilvy letter to David Thompson
Date March 31, 1817
Description 1 letter, 1 page
People Thompson, David, 1770-1857
Search Terms International Boundary Commission
Treaty of Ghent
Scope & Content Cote des Neiges 31 March 1817

Dear Sir,
I duly received your Letter of the 23rd Instant and remark
your Observations on the Subject of the difference that exists between
you and the Supposed Point of 45°. in consequence in order to afford
you Sufficient time to check your Observations by cross operations I
consent to your remaining at St. Regis until the 15th April, but
I must premise that after that period I wish our Operations to Stop
and that on your leaving St. Regis you are not to return to that place
again before the Board of Com" for 6 & 7 art: meet on the 10th May.
You must avoid as much as possible doing any thing that is likely to
attract the notice of Strangers and unless absolutely necessary I
D. Thompson Esq.would


would dispense with the use of Station Posts and make fixed objects
answer the Same purpose. I will with pleasure comply with your
request for £100.
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.