Negotiated between Great Britain and the United
States, 1842, Lord Ashburton acting for the former and Daniel Webster on
behalf of the latter. Provided for the settlement of the international
boundary between Maine and Canada. Of the territory in dispute, the
United States got about seven-twelfths and Canada five-twelfths. Also
provided for the determination of the boundary in the St. Mary River
and thence to the Lake of the Woods; for the free navigation of the St.
John River; for the suppression of the slave trade, and for the
extradition of criminals. =Index=: (Lord Sydenham era) Sydenham takes part in
negotiations leading to, 336. (Wilmot era) Boundary question settled by, 135. (Tilley era)
Settlement of, checks projected railway from St. Andrews to Quebec, 53.
(Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks era) Settlement of, 118. =Bib.=: Dent, Last Forty Years; Winsor,
Narrative and Critical History, Vol. vii; White, The Ashburton
Treaty, in Univ. Mag., October, 1907; The Ashburton Treaty: an
Afterword, in Univ. Mag., December, 1908; Houston, Canadian
Constitutional Documents; Hertslet, Treaties and Conventions.
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