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To Thomas Jefferson from Timothy Pickering, 16 January 1804

From Timothy Pickering

City of Washington,
January 16. 1804.

Mr. Pickering presents his respects to the President of the United States, and submits to his consideration the inclosed inquiry concerning the Northern boundaries of Canada & Louisiana. If Mr. Pickering does not extremely mistake the facts, and their necessary consequences, all dispute with Great-Britain concerning boundaries, will be forever closed, by a ratification and execution of the British convention now before the Senate: and no further negociation respecting them, for the purpose of ascertaining and confirming our existing rights, can be necessary or expedient.

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 17 Jan. and so recorded in SJL. FC (MHi: Pickering Papers); endorsed by Pickering: “Note to Mr. Jefferson Jany. 16. 1804. sent 17th.”

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