Winfield Scott letter to Gen. Henry Dearborn, 1839

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Winfield Scott (1786-1866), who helped negotiate a truce in the Aroostook War, wrote from Augusta to Henry A. S. Dearborn (1751-1829) in Boston.

Scott notes that he must prepare for war if negotiations fail in the boundary dispute between Maine and Canada.

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About This Item

  • Title: Winfield Scott letter to Gen. Henry Dearborn, 1839
  • Creator: Scott, Winfield
  • Creation Date: 1839-03-27
  • Subject Date: 1839
  • Town: Augusta
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 420, Box 57/21
  • Collection: John S. H. Fogg autograph collection
  • Object Type: Text

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