|Title||David Thompson letter to Anthony Barclay|
|Date||Feb. 5, 1822|
|Description||1 letter; 2 pages|
Thompson, David, 1770-1857
International Boundary Commission
Treaty of Ghent
|Scope & Content||
New York Feby 5 1822
Yesterday afternoon I received
your Letter of 1st Inst. we shall directly com
-mence printing on the maps "the section &c&c
as pr sheet of contents of Port Folio" - and hope
to finish this business on Thursday after-
noon. As yet I have not heard from Mr.
Bird, and am a little surprized at the time
he detains the maps he has undertaken.
As soon as I receive the maps from him, I
shall immediately carry them to Col. Barclay
with the message for Mr. Moore as desired.
We are finishing the maps with expedition
and I hope with neatness, and expect by
Saturday night to complete every thing we
have now on hand, except the geographical
map. We shall then have to clean them
which may take 2 days and they will be
all ready for delivery; we paste in the even-
ing until 10 1/2 Pm, but our eyes are getting sore.
To border the whole of the maps (and they all
require it) will take 15 pieces of ribbon
of each 15 yds pr piece at 6/6d pr piece NY.
The linear measure of the borders of the
maps is about 8100 inches or 225 yards.
Your most obedient
and humble servant
Anthony Barclay Esqr.
dated, Feb/5. 1822
Recd. feby 6. 1822.
Ansr not required.
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.