24th Congress, [61
., ^e_,'^ ME^S.SA^E .... -,^:- ,>., . PRESIDENT DF'THfe UNITED STATES,
With documents in relation to Me boundmy line between Q^ md
December 10, 1835.
Head, ordered to%e printed, and referred to a select committee to consider and report » thereon.
Washington, December 9, 1835. To the Senate and House of Representatives :
Gentlemen : I herewith communicate, for the information of CongresSj a Tepprt of the Secretary of War, with accompanying documents, showing the progress' m?ide during the presesnt year in the astronomical observa¬ tions made under the act ofthe 14th Jnly, 1832, relative to the northern boundary of the State of Ohio.
The controversy between the authorities of the State of Ohio and those ofthe Territory of Michigan, in respect to this boundary, assumed, about the time of the termination of the last session of Congress, a rery threat¬ ening aspect, and much care and exertion were necessary to preserve the jurisdiction of the Territorial Government under the acts of Congress, and to prevent a forcible collision between the parties. The nature and course of the dispute, and the measures taken by the Executive for the purpose of composing it, will fully appear in the accompanying report from the Secretary of State^ and thHS documents therein referred to.
The formation of a SMe Government by the inhabitants ofthe Territory of Michigan, and their application, now pending, to be admitted into the Union, give additional force to the many importiant reasons which call for the settlement of this question by Congress at their present session.
[Gales &Seaton, print]