Adams Papers

To John Adams from Joseph Delafield, 11 August 1825

To His Excellency John Adams, Esq:

Boston, August 11, 1825


As doubts have been expressed by the Agent of His Britannic Majesty under the 6th and 7th articles of the Treaty of Ghent as to the position of the Long Lake mentioned in the Treaty of 1783, I have the honor to solicit any information you can give to identify that Lake, and would beg leave to submit the following questions:

Upon what map did the Commissioners trace the Boundary Line described by the Treaty of 1783?

Is the Long Lake intended by the Treaty of 1783 the Long Lake laid down on Mitchell’s map?

I have the honor to be with / greatest respect / Yr. obed. servt.

Jos. Delafield

Agent of the

United States, etc.

Printed Source--Joseph Delafield, The Unfortified Boundary (New York: 1943)..

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