Gov. John Fairfield letter about Madawaska, 1840

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


This letter from Governor John Fairfield to Rufus McIntyre, a land agent in Bangor, describes some of the problems arising with settlers in Madawaska.

The letter is dated Dec. 15, 1840.

Governor Fairfield refers to a letter he has received from Sir John Harvey, the Governor of New Brunswick, which lists insulting behavior to Francis Rice from the settlers and, particularly, Ian McLaughlin near Fish River.

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About This Item

  • Title: Gov. John Fairfield letter about Madawaska, 1840
  • Creator: Fairfield, John
  • Creation Date: 1840-12-15
  • Subject Date: 1840-12-15
  • Town: Bangor, Madawaska, Saco
  • County: Aroostook, Penobscot, York
  • State: ME, NB
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. S-79 Misc. box 2/19
  • Object Type: Text

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