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Title Copy of Henry W. Bayfield letter to David Thompson; Fort William, Lake Superior
Date Oct. 1, 1824
Description 1 letter; 2 sides
People Thompson, David, 1770-1857
Search Terms International Boundary Commission
Treaty of Ghent
Scope & Content Henry William Bayfield to David Thompson
1824 October 1 (copy)

Fort William Lake Superior 1 Oct. 1824
Sir -
In compliance with the request contained in
your Letter of the 9th of September last I take the
first opportunity of sending you my Survey of Caribou
Island in connection with Michipicoten Island and
Otter Stead on the North Coast of this Lake. I have
put in the Island and cove at Otter Stead under the
supposition that some point thereabouts will be be known
to you in Longitude - wish respect to the relative
situation of the points above mentioned I think I
may say that you may depend upon them as
correct as also the exactness of delineation but the
Canoes have taken us so unawares that we have
no time to be embellish. I also send you a sketch of the
River St Louis -
I have the honor to be
Your obedt Servant
Henry Wm Bayfield
Lt and [Acls] Comm-
HM. Hd Schooner Recovery
David Thomspon Esqr
Surveyor [?]
6 & 7 Articles
Treaty of Ghent
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begin p2
Copy of a
Letter of Lieut H.W Bayfield
To D Thompson Esqr P. Surveyor &c
dated Fort William Lake Superior
Oct 1. 1824

By order of the Board
October 9th.1826.
Richd Williams
a sec.
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.