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Documents relating to boundary line between Maine and New Brunswick, 1826
SEE ALSO 23825.1825 These documents, relative to the Massachusetts/Maine boundary and Maine/New Brunswick boundary were printed for the government
in 1826. The agent from the land office made an arduous journey into the wilds of Maine to see if the British were encroaching on Maine land. Yes,
they were, chiefly by lumbering. The agent tried to survey and create deeds for land on the American side. He and his assistants also took crude census
data and evaluated the agricultural potential of the area. He suggested some compromises that could be made in boundary negotiations. He sent a
sketch of Maine, but it is not in this document. Next was an exchange of letters between Henry Clay, U.S. Secretary of State and Governor Lincoln in
December 1825. Clay did not want any activity to disrupt negotiations and Lincoln assured him they weren't doing much. On January 13, 1826, Governor
Lincoln sent a message to the General Court asking for the next appropriation for the work of surveying the boundary between Massachusetts and Maine. He
appended the surveyors' report of January 3, 1826, in which they explained what they had done and what they needed to do next. They politely
complained about being underpaid. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   Documents relating to the boundary line between Maine and New Brunswick.
OCLC Number:   733087611
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