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Gov. John Fairfield letter about Madawaska, 1840

Gov. John Fairfield letter about Madawaska, 1840

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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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