James Monroe to John Holmes regarding the Treaty of Ghent, 1816

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John Holmes (1773-1843), was a state senator of Massachusetts whom was instrumental in establishing Maine statehood in 1820 and later resident of Alfred, Maine.

Secretary of State James Monroe (1758-1831) wrote to John Holmes on behalf of President James Madison (1751-1836), naming Holmes commissioner of the fourth article of the Treaty of Ghent.

The Treaty of Ghent ended the War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain. The fourth article was specific to the Bay of Fundy, with Holmes responsible for determining which islands in the bay belonged to the United States and which belonged to Great Britain.

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  • Title: James Monroe to John Holmes regarding the Treaty of Ghent, 1816
  • Creator: James Monroe
  • Creation Date: 1816-01-24
  • Subject Date: 1816-01-24
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 25 cm x 19.75 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 29, Box 1/14, pp. 400
  • Collection: John Holmes papers
  • Object Type: Text

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