Summary of Content: Contains treaties between the United States and Canada regarding the demarcation of geographic boundaries. Describes the types of committees used and the methods of surveying the boundary from the source of the St. Croix River to the Atlantic Ocean. Features maps, descriptions of land formations and latitude and longitude tables. Includes a letter with the original signatures of the U.S. commissioner, James H. Van Wagenen, and the British commissioner (for Canada), Noel J. Ogilvie. Printed by the United States Government Printing Office.
Background: The International Boundary Commission was originally formed by the Jay Treaty in 1794, and it was convened to handle border disputes. By 1925, a permanent commission was established to enforce the boundary line between the U.S. and Canada. This is the fifth of seven printed reports drawn up by the Commission to identify the boundary created after 1925.