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Van Ness, Cornelius P. (1782-1852) [Report on the progress and expenditures of the Commissioners regarding the fifth, sixth, and seventh articles of the Treaty of Ghent]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05634.02 Author/Creator: Van Ness, Cornelius P. (1782-1852) Place Written: s.l. Type: Printed document Date: 3 February 1821 Pagination: 8 p. ; 22 x 14.5 cm.

Summary of Content: The fifth, sixth, and seventh articles of the Treaty of Ghent pertained to the establishment of various parts of the boundary between the United States and Canada. Van Ness was the commissioner for the section of the boundary outlined in article five and Peter B. Porter was the commissioner for the section outlined in articles six and seven. The report ends with a printed letter from Van Ness to Secretary of State John Quincy Adams regarding the execution of article five.

People: Van Ness, Cornelius P. (Cornelius Peter), 1782-1852
Porter, Peter Buell, 1773-1844
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: War of 1812Military HistoryGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsTreatyDiplomacyBoundary or Property DisputeSurveyingCanadaNorthwest TerritoryGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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