on account detective work in U.S.
v. Idleman. Saw Billy Bery & wife,
Dr. Goddard, Lafoon & other friends
Left at 4 oclock for the south.
Creeping along - anchored last night
in Ketchikan harbor - crossed Dixon
Entrance today - examined Cape Chacon
Dixons Entrance, Cape Fox, Boundary
line, Wales Island, & Portland Canal
from vessel as we came by- Am satisfied
that our national rights were prejudiced in
the recent settlement of the boundary
question by the Joint Commission in
London. We lost Pearse & Wales Islands
& a vast area inland lying within the thirty
mile limit to which we were entitled in lieu
of a line along a range of mountains.
England usually gets the best a land
grabbing squabbles such as this was.