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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

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940. BOUNDARIES, United States and Great Britain.—
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940. BOUNDARIES, United States and Great Britain.—

A further knowledge of the ground in the north-eastern and north-western
angles of the United States has evinced that
the boundaries established by the treaty of
Paris, between the British territories and
ours in those parts, were too imperfectly described
to be susceptible of execution. It has,
therefore, been thought worthy of attention, for
preserving and cherishing the harmony and
useful intercourse subsisting between the two
nations, to remove by timely arrangements
what unfavorable incidents might otherwise
render a ground of future misunderstanding.
A convention has, therefore, been entered into
which provides for a practical demarcation of
those limits to the satisfaction of both parties.—
Third Annual Message. Washington ed. viii, 26. Ford ed., viii, 270.
(Oct. 1803)