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Title John Hale letter to Anthony Barclay
Date Dec. 18, 1823
Description 1 letter; 1 page
People Thompson, David, 1770-1857
Hale, John P. (John Parker), 1806-1873
Search Terms International Boundary Commission
Treaty of Ghent
Scope & Content 1823_Dec19
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Quebec 18th Dec 1823
Dear Sir

General Porter sent me a
copy of a Letter he has addressed to you
dated 15. of October last in which he proposed
to meet you at Albany on the Second Tuesday
in January; and his Letter to me enclosing
the same, mentioned the first Tuesday.
Mr Thompson & I have in consequence
held ourselves in readiness to attend on
the earliest day, in expectation of
learning your determination when
General Porter’s Proposition: But not
having heard anything, I presume
it will ? have been expected that
we should undertake the journey,
when it seems so uncertain what
your intentions may be. Mr Thompson
informs me that on the 6th of November
you wrote to him that no time or
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place was then fixed; and I think
you must at that time have received
General Porters Letter of 15' October; I
trust therefore there is no misunderstanding
on the occasion.I shall rejoice
to hear that Mrs Barclay recovered
rapidly from her confinement and
that she bore the journey to the
Southerland without injury. I beg
my best remembrance,
and I am always
your Sir with truth and regard
Your very humble? Servant
J Hale

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.