MAINE BOUNDARY - MR. GREELY, &c. MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TRANSMITTING THE INFORMATION...IN RELATION TO THE IMPRISONMENT OF MR. GREELY, AT FREDERICKTON, IN THE BRITISH PROVINCE OF NEW BRUNSWICK [caption title].

[Washington. 1838]. 438pp. Modern cloth, gilt leather label. Fine. Item #WRCAM38189

A scarce government report regarding one of the events that became a cause celebre during the undeclared, bloodless "Aroostook War" along the Maine boundary with Canada. Specifically, this collection was prompted by the arrest by British authorities in New Brunswick of Ebenezer Greely of Maine, who was involved in taking a census of residents along the disputed region of the Upper St. John River between the United States and Canada. The exact border in this region had been in dispute since the 1783 Treaty of Paris ending the American Revolution, and the issue was not put to rest until the Webster-Ashburton Treat of 1842. British authorities were also on edge as a result of several instances in which Americans aided rebellious Canadians seeking independence. This extensive report brings together dozens of documents relating to the Maine Boundary Dispute. OCLC locates only two copies - at Mount Allison University and the Toronto Public Library. OCLC 63011178, 71767491.

Price: $300.00