[ Washington. 1838]. 132pp. plus nineteen folding maps. Stitched self-wrappers. Text is clean and maps are crisp. Very good, untrimmed and partially unopened. In a cloth box. Item #WRCAM27859
House Executive Document No. 451. The 1783 peace treaty attempted to make clear the boundary between the new United States and Great Britain in the Old Northwest. This line was in almost immediate dispute, conflict over which helped fuel the War of 1812. The Treaty of Ghent failed to clarify the boundary, but provided for a commission to be established to settled the matter. The main points of contention were possession of St. George's Island between Lake Huron and Superior, and the course of the boundary between Lake Superior and the Chaudiere falls. This document communicates the proposed resolution. The maps of the lakes region are taken from larger noted atlases such as Jeffries' MAP OF CANADA AND THE NORTH PART OF LOUISIANA, Anville's 1775 MAP OF NORTH AMERICA, and several renderings of the boundary lines as understood at the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1783.