Robert Pagan deposition about Doccas Island fort, 1797

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Deposition of Robert Pagan about the discovery and exploration of the remains of the French Fort St. Croix on Doccas Island (now St. Croix Island) in the St. Croix River.

At the time of this letter, a commission had been formed to discover the true River St. Croix. The discovery of these fort remains helped to determine that the river where this fort was established was the St. Croix River intended by the Treaty of Paris, 1783.

A copy of the plan of the French Fort is part of this deposition.

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  • Title: Robert Pagan deposition about Doccas Island fort, 1797
  • Creator: Pagan, Robert
  • Creation Date: 1797-07-20
  • Subject Date: 1797-07-07
  • Local Name: St. Croix Island
  • Town: Calais
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME, NB
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 26, Box 9, Fl. 13
  • Collection: Barclay collection
  • Object Type: Text

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