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Title Alexander Stevenson letter to Anthony Barclay
Date Oct. 27, 1820
Description 1 letter; 1 page
People Thompson, David, 1770-1857
Search Terms International Boundary Commission
Treaty of Ghent
Scope & Content private

Black Rock Sunday 27th Octbr. 1820

Sir

We arrived at this place the day before yesterday having
left Drummonds Island on the 4th Inst. we have got every
thing on shore and occupy a small office in order to finish
the copies of the latter part of our operations which could
not be done on board for want? of a sufficient quantity
of papers. I have not received the smallest communication
from Mr. thompson since I saw yourself and Mr. Hale. I have
therefore thought proper to adopt the present plan of com
pleating the copies before I leave this place and hope this
will meet with your aprobation - my reason for not writing
to you in the course of the summer is obvious and shall be
explained to your satisfaction immediately after my
arrival at Montreal. Major Delafield has been good enough
to take charge of the only handsom? other ? I could find
which I hope will prove acceptable. some ohter Indian curi
osities will probably be forwarded from Montreal. I shall leave
this place for Montreal as soon as the business can be
dispatched - which will be in the course of four of five days
I have the Honor to be
Sir
your most obedt
Humbl Servant
A. Stevenson

Anthony Barclay Esqr.


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.