Francis Joseph Neptune map, Cobscook River, 1798

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Description

Passamaquoddy Indian Francis Joseph Neptune drew this map of the Cobscook River area on July 12th, 1798 in the presence of Robert Pagan who was sent to the area to learn about the St. Croix River for British Commissioner Thomas Barclay.

During treaty negotiations between the British and the Americans, the "true" St. Croix River was in dispute. The St. Croix was mentioned in the Treaty of Paris of 1783 as the northeast boundary between the United States and Canada, but a number of rivers in that area bore the name "St. Croix."

Robert Pagan drew over the lines of this map with pen at a later date.


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