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Collection Reference Number GLC05634.04
From Archive Folder Northwest Boundary: with 4 letters, printed report and folding map 
Title Samuel C. Crafts to William C. Bradley concerning investigations into expenditure on fixing the US-Canada border
Date 15 April 1818
Author Crafts, Samuel C. (1768-1853)  
Recipient Bradley, William C.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discusses the appointment of a congressional committee to investigate expenditures made in executing the fifth, sixth, and seventh articles of the Treaty of Ghent and their report. The committee was formed in response to reports of waste. Comments on the efforts of a Mr. Allen to have negative parts of the report pertaining to the fifth article removed. Discusses the reading of a confidential letter to the committee by John Holmes that was critical of the expenditures, which Crafts made a copy of (see GLC05634.03). Believes Holmes wants to supplant the man originally appointed to execute the fifth article. Also mentions an attempt to fix the salaries of the agents working on the boundary issues involved with the Treaty of Ghent. Crafts was then a congressman from Vermont. Bradley was then an agent of the United States under the treaty of Ghent to fix the boundary line between Maine and Canada.
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  Congress  Finance  
People Crafts, Samuel Chandler (1768-1853)  Bradley, William Czar (1782-1867)  Holmes, John (1773-1843)  Turner, Charles (1760-1839)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
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
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