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Maine Bicentennial

1840

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Two Messages From The President Of The United States Communicating Additional Correspondence In Relation To The Adjustment Of The Northeastern Boundary, And The Occupation Of The Disputed Territory, Martin Van Buren, Henry S. Fox, John Forsyth, Alpheus Lyon, Philip C. Johnson, Thomas Bartlett, Samuel Cony, Mark Little, Gustavus G. Cushman, John Fairfield, Benjamin Wiggin Mar 1840

Two Messages From The President Of The United States Communicating Additional Correspondence In Relation To The Adjustment Of The Northeastern Boundary, And The Occupation Of The Disputed Territory, Martin Van Buren, Henry S. Fox, John Forsyth, Alpheus Lyon, Philip C. Johnson, Thomas Bartlett, Samuel Cony, Mark Little, Gustavus G. Cushman, John Fairfield, Benjamin Wiggin

Maine Bicentennial

Correspondence authored by President Van Buren, American Secretary of State, John Forsyth, Maine Governor, John Fairfield, British Envoy Henry S. Fox, and others regarding the occupation and movement of British soldiers in the disputed territory along the northeastern boundary of the State of Maine between Maine and modern-day New Brunswick, Canada. The border issue was resolved on August 9, 1842 with the Webster-Ashburton Treaty.