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Collection Reference Number GLC05634.03
From Archive Folder Northwest Boundary: with 4 letters, printed report and folding map 
Title Charles Turner to John Holmes regarding article 5 of the Treaty of Ghent
Date 26 March 1818
Author Turner, Charles (1760-1839)  
Recipient Holmes, John  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Reports on his activities assisting in the execution of the part of the fifth article of the Treaty of Ghent pertaining to the settlement of an United States-Canada border in the east. Discusses several problems with the enterprise, being at odds with government agents, and the various suggestions he made. Submits his ideas for Holmes to make use of as he sees fit and asks they be kept confidential. Fears becoming a scapegoat. Holmes had been appointed a commissioner to divide the islands of Passamaquoddy Bay between the United States and Great Britain. Turner was a Massachusetts state politician. Possibly a copy made by Samuel C. Crafts (see GLC05634.04).
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Treaty  Diplomacy  Boundary or Property Dispute  Surveying  Canada  Northwest Territory  Government and Civics  
People Turner, Charles (1760-1839)  Holmes, John (1773-1843)  
Place written Scituate, Massachusetts
Theme War of 1812; Foreign Affairs; Westward Expansion; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859