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.
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
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
- Aroostook War, 1839
- Boundaries--Canada--United States
- Boundaries--United States--Canada
- Fairfield, John --Letters
- Governors--New Brunswick
- Land disputes
- Northeast boundary of the United States
- Political unrest
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