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Featherstonhaugh, George William 1780-1866

Traveller; born in 1780; made geological surveys in the West for the United States War Department in 1834-35. Owing to his knowledge of North America he was appointed a commissioner by Great Britain to determine the northwestern boundary between the United States and [320] Canada, under the Ashburton-Webster treaty. His publications include Geological report of the elevated country between the Missouri and Red rivers; Observations on the Ashburton treaty; Excursion through the slave States, etc. He died in Havre, France, Sept. 28, 1866.

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