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McHenry Gives Guion Specifications for a Report on Possible Fort Sites on Southern Border of U.S.

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CollectionMississippi Department of Archives and History: Clairborne (JFH) Collection view image
Document Information
Date May 18, 1798
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Isaac Guion (primary) Location: Natchez
Summary McHenry comments that while he does not know the President's wishes on establishing a new fort on the 31st line of north latitude, the boundary line est. in the Treaty of Madrid, but asks that a report be made on that possibility. McHenry details specifications for the location of such a fort.
Document Format Extract of Letter
Document Notes Extract of a letter.
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Related Persons/Groups Captain Isaac Guion; James McHenry; Secretary of War; President United States; ;
Related Places Natchez; War Office; Mississippi River; Spain; ;
Keywords boundary lines; Treaty of Madrid; encroachment; siege; water supply; ;
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