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Boundary Lines

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionDartmouth College Library: Frederick Chase Collection view image
CollectionHandwritten Transcript only (no image)
PublicationUnited States Office of Naval Records and Library [Dudley Knox]. Naval Documents Related to the United States Wars with the Barbary Powers: Naval Operations including Diplomatic Background from 1785 through 1807. 6 Vols. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1939-44. (no image)
Document Information
Date July 18, 1796
Author Name George Washington (primary)
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Problems defining boundary between U.S. and Cherokee land. No commissioners have been appointed to task. Boundary must be run immediately in order to maintain peace. Hopes the visit of Cherokee chiefs will not occur until November. Discusses sale of wood not being used immediately to build/repair frigates.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Washington to McHenry, 07/22/1796, and Washington to McHenry, 07/18/1796.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups George Washington; James McHenry; Cherokees; Indians; Indian Nation; commissioners; Senate; Cherokee Chiefs; Cutawba; Catawba; family; Secretary of the Treasury; Indian Tribes; agents; Superintendent of Indian Affairs; Dinsmore; Dinsmoor; Fox; Josiah Fox; ;
Related Places Mount Vernon; frontier; boundary; seat of government; Southwestern Territory; Algiers; Algeria; ;
Keywords boundary line; appointed; convenient time; distinctly marked; visit; extract; commerce; regulate trade; regulation; frigate; timber; plank; perishable articles; wood; vessel; sold; act; expense; embezzled; ;
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