With this new information, Morris arrived in September 1873 at the northwest corner (the region where the borders of present-day Manitoba, Ontario, and Minnesota intersect), accompanied by a military escort and ready to negotiate a contract. The Saulteaux delayed the meeting and first requested a change of venue, which was refused. They then stated that they needed more time to discuss the contractual terms. This request was accepted. After several previous attempts, Crown officials met with the Anishinaabeg in September 1873 on the rocky shore of Lake of the Woods. Indian Commissioners Simon Dawson, J.A.N. .
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