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Marking Permanent Indian Boundary Lines

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CollectionConnecticut Historical Society: Oliver Wolcott Jr. Papers. view image
Document Information
Date March 20, 1799
Author Name Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (primary) Location: Treasury Department
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary The Surveyor General has recommended marking the permanent Indian boundary lines in an expedient manner. Since the assistance of troops will be required and the lines marked in concert with agents of the War Department, the Secretary of War should issue the necessary directives. Since the troops failed to cooperate in the drawing of the northern boundary, it was marked in the same manner as boundaries for townships.
Document Format Autograph Draft Letter
Document Notes Cited in McHenry to Hamilton, 04/11/1799
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Oliver Wolcott; Surveyor General; Troops; Indian Agents; Indians;
Related Places Treasury Department; Indian lands; ;
Keywords boundary line; townships; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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F. D. March 20th 1799
In the Letter of the Surveyor Genl. dated the 15th instant of which I had the honour to transmit a copy on the 15th inst, the expediency of marking the Indian boundary line in a permanent & conspicuous manner is recommended. The assistance of Troops in effecting this object on a former occasion was expected, but as they utterly failed to cooperate the northern line has been marked in no other manner than the boundaries of Townships. I concur that the markings of the Indian boundary line ought to be marked under the direction or at least in concert with the agents of the War Department, and if you on
of the same opinion I request that necessary directions may be issued.
The Secy of War
Of War