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Title David Thompson letter to Anthony Barclay; Falls of St. Francis
Date May 28, 1825
Description 1 letter; 1 page
People Thompson, David, 1770-1857
Search Terms International Boundary Commission
Treaty of Ghent
Scope & Content 1825 May 28

May 28 1825 Falls of St. Maries

Dear Sir/
We arrived here yesterday morning
everything in good order and have been detained
by bad weather, ea little business, but the first
fine weather shall proceed to the survey. The
water is very high, which will occasion us much
labor, and some loss of time.

From the nature of the season I
apprehend an early autumn, and shall there
fore hold the survey ready to close, as soon as
you arrive, and can, please God, finish it
in Autumn, as I have explained to D. Williams
and who will give you all the information
you may require, until I have the pleasure
of seeing you, and receiving further orders.
Your most obedient
and humble servant
David Thompson

Anthony Barclay Esqr.
H.M Commissioner &c&c


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.