This article commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, which resolved a boundary dispute between the United States and British North American colonies (presently Maine and New Brunswick). The article includes exerpts of correspondence between the four Maine commissioners who agreed to a compromise. These letters were preserved by Edward Kavanaugh, the first Catholic U.S. Congressman elected from New England, and provide a glimpse into the diplomatic and peaceful resolution of an Early American territorial disagreement.
Published Article/Book Citation
Lucey, William L. “Some Correspondence of the Maine Commissioners Regarding the Webster-Ashburton.” The New England Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 2, 1942
Lucey, William L. S.J., "Some Correspondence of the Maine Commissioners Regarding the Webster-Ashburton Treaty" (1942). History Department Faculty Scholarship. 1.