This article discusses the activities of William King during the War of 1812. It describes that the war did not stop Anglo-American trade but forced it into semi-legal channels. The article was the 1977 Maine Historical Society Prize Essay.
Taylor, Alan S.. "The Smuggling Career of William King." Maine History 17, 1 (1977): 19-38. https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mainehistoryjournal/vol17/iss1/3