Massachusetts Archives


Papers relating to the northeastern boundary of Maine [Massachusetts Governor]

Part of: Governor

Papers relating to the northeastern boundary of Maine, 1802-1866 (Bulk: 1820-1842).

10 file folders (partial document box)
Call no.: GO1/1702X

Scope and Content: The Commonwealth had a continuing interest in the United States-Great Britain dispute over the northeastern boundary of Maine, from the Revolution to the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842; to 1820, as the state of which the District of Maine formed a part; from 1820, and pursuant to St 1819, c 161, an act to provide for separation of the District of Maine as a state, as the holder of title to certain Maine public lands.  Series consists of correspondence and reports relating to the dispute sent or received by the governor and others.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically
Notes: Formerly part of state secretary’s: Miscellaneous collection
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