PAPERS RELATIVE TO THE SPECIAL MISSION OF LORD ASHBURTON TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN 1842
by [Maine-Canada Border]
London: T.R. Harrison, 1843. ,64pp. Dbd. Loosely stitched. Manuscript alternate page numbers, very faint occasional foxing, but overall a clean and crisp copy. A Parliamentary printing of documents relating to the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842, negotiated principally by Daniel Webster and Lord Ashburton, which resolved several boundary disputes between the United States and Canada. Foremost, it determined the border between Maine and New Brunswick, which had been the subject of growing local confrontations known informally as the Aroostook War. The treaty also agreed on crimes for which extradition was possible, and notably neglected to include flight from slavery on that list. The documents contain correspondence between Webster and Asburton on both of those subjects, as well as several letters discussing the Caroline affair, in which a group of agitators for Canadian independence attacked an American steamboat on the Niagara River and sent it ablaze over the Falls in 1837. (Inventory #: WRCAM52065)
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