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Title David Thompson letter to Anthony Barclay; Falls of St. Maries
Date Sept. 16, 1823
Description 1 letter; 1 page
People Thompson, David, 1770-1857
Search Terms International Boundary Commission
Treaty of Ghent
Scope & Content 1823 September 16 Thompson

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Falls of St Maries
16 Sept 1823
Dear Sir
We left Fort William on the 25th August
and arrived here on the 14th Inst, in the afternoon, a
voyage of 21 days. The next day Major Delafield
in a well manned Canoe; and Mr Ferguson in
his sailing Boat; also arrived, in a passage of
18 days. They proceed, I learn, direct for Black
Rock.The morrow I hope to be off early
for the survey if as much as can be done their
season, above the Neebish Rapids; and shall
probably leave this, please God, about the 4th
October for Montreal. We have been detained
here from the bad state of the Biscuit sent up
for the Men; about two thirds of which is quite
spoilt from being badly put up. And the Mssrs
Ross have (as usual with them) sent no invoice of
the Cargo forwarded from Fort George. I have
not had the honor of receiving any Letter from
you, since that which came to hand on the 25th
of last April. Your most Obedient
Anthony Barclay Esqhumble Servant
H. M. CommissionerDavid Thompson

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.