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Title Enclosure from David Thompson to Anthony Barclay; Area of islands in the River Cataraqui
Date Nov. 26, 1821
Description 1 page
People Thompson, David, 1770-1857
Search Terms International Boundary Commission
Treaty of Ghent
Scope & Content
[in pencil] Enclosed 26 Nov 1821

Area of Islands in the River Cataraqui - in pencil [intersected by
a middle line]

Cornwall Island, contained1972 Acres
Barnharts Island1716
Lower Longue Sault Island1969
Upper Longue Sault do1859
Eastern Cat? Island 90
Chrysler's do 54
goose Neck do 414
1st Isld next above No 1 8
2 do No 2 45
Rapid Plat Island 806
Isle a Ausson 91
Gallop Islands No 1 33
No 2 8
No 3 66
No 4 5
No 5 21
No 6 2
No 7 13
No 8 22
No 9 21
Great or No 10 497
Tick Island 12
Chimney, or Royal Isle 6
Grenadien Island1070
Grindstone Island5316
Well's do7950
Grand Isle Kingston 31203
Ducks Greater 151
Less 9
Goat Island 72 3/4
Navy Island 304
Grad Isle Niagara 17924
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.