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Title David Thompson letter to Anthony Barclay; Williamstown
Date Jan. 26, 1824
Description 1 letter; 1 page
People Thompson, David, 1770-1857
Search Terms International Boundary Commission
Treaty of Ghent
Scope & Content
26 January 1824 Up Canada

Dear Sir/
On the 24 Instant I had the
honor of receiving your letter of the 27 Decem-
ber last; inclosing the Bills No 77 for which
accept my grateful thanks.
I shall pay strict attention to
your orders, and hope to be in Albany, on
Thursday evening, the 12th February, and shall
bring with me copies of all our rough maps;
which contains all the information hitherto
required; and have ready also the result
of all my astronomical observations, but
which I have not yet had time to apply to
the maps; to accomplish the above, we have
exerted the most persevering industry.
Your most obedient
and humble servant
David Thompson

Anthony Barclay esqr
H.M. Commissioner

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.