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Acceptance of the Offer to Adopt as the Boundary, the Channel between Bois Blanc Island on the One Side, and Sugar, Fox, and Stoney Islands on the Other
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Handwritten letter from Peter Porter accepting for the Commissioner of the United States, the adoption of the Boundary as the Channel between Bois Blanc Island on the one side, and Sugar, Fox, and Stoney Islands on the other. The Commissioner also agrees that no part of this arrangement shall be considered as an a...
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Concession to the United States of Sugar, Fox and Stoney Islands
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Handwritten letter from Anthony Barclay negotiating ceding Sugar, Fox, and Stoney Islands to the United States, provided the Commissioner of the United States agree to appropriate the Island of Bois Blanc to His Majesty, and to establish the Line in the water passage between Bois Blanc and the three before-mention...
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Copy of a Dispatch from Mr. Barclay Dated New York August 30th 1819, on the Proceedings of the Astronomers
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A dispatch from British Commissioner Thomas H. Barclay relates the appointment of Andrew Ellicott as the new American astronomer for the Northeast Boundary Commission; his journey to Lake Champlain; and his inability -- due to advanced age, ill health and obstinate character -- to work with the British astronomer,...
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Correspondence between the Commissioners under 5 Art. Treaty of Ghent respecting re-survey to ascertain correctness of the objections to the Map of Mr. Burnham, U.S. Surveyor, 14th and 18th August, 1821
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Five hand-written pages contain correspondence written Aug. 15 and 18, 1821, between Thomas Barclay, the British member of the Northeast Boundary Commission, and his American counterpart, C. P. Van Ness, in which Barclay proposes a joint re-survey of lands disputed in previous maps; which Van Ness rejects as repea...
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Decision of Commissioners on the 6th Article
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Handwritten report on the decision of the Commissioners on Article 6 of the Treaty of Ghent signed by Anthony Barclay and Peter Porter. The area discussed includes the 45th degree of North Latitude and all rivers, lakes islands, and water communications in the area as boundary line.
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Letter from Thomas Barclay to Robert J. Wilmot, July 2, 1822
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A handwritten letter dated July 2, 1822, from boundary Commissioner Thomas Barclay to Robert J. Wilmot, Under Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, asks whether Wilmot has passed along Barclay's letter recommending astronomer J. L. Tiarks as Surveyor General of Upper Canada to Lord Bathurst, the Secretary o...
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