Ashburton Treaty

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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