John Jackins affadavit on timber interference, Fort Fairfield, 1839


Hodgdon farmer John Warren Jackins describes his employment cutting and driving timber on the Aroostook River during the winter and spring of 1838-1839 in this affadavit.

Jackins states Maine Militia Captain and Deputy Land Agent William Parrot refused to let the timber of S Cary and Company pass.

Jackins describes the difficulties and costs Parrot's interference caused. This action occurred against the backdrop of the so called "Bloodless Aroostook War."

The settlement of the boundary dispute under the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842 allowed for compensation for losses and guaranteed free passage on the St John River.


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