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A message from President Van Buren to the 25th Congress regarding the bloodless Aroostook War that took place in disputed lands along the Maine-New Brunswick border between 1838-1939.
It will appear from these documents, that a numerous hand of lawless and desperate men, chiefly from the adjoining British provinces, but without the authority or sanction of the Provincial Government, had trespassed upon that portion of the territory in dispute between the United States and Great Britain which is watered by the river Aroostook, and claimed to belong to the State of Maine ; and that they had committed extensive depredations there, by cutting and destroying a very large quantity of timber.
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Aroostook County War, North American Political Border
United States History
Van Buren, Martin, "Maine and New Brunswick : Message from the President of the United States, upon the Subject of the Present State of Affairs between the State of Maine and the British Province of New Brunswick" (1839). Maine Bicentennial. 53.