Resolution to send troops to Madawaska region, 1839

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


The Maine State Legislature passed this resolution to authorize troops to be sent north to deal with "trespassers" into Maine.

This military action is called the Aroostook War, although there was no bloodshed.

The Northeast boundary dispute was resolved by the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842.

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About This Item

  • Title: Resolution to send troops to Madawaska region, 1839
  • Creator: Maine State Legislature
  • Creation Date: 1839-01-23
  • Subject Date: 1839-01-23
  • Town: Augusta
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 8, Box 1/6
  • Collection: Isaac Hodsdon papers
  • Object Type: Text

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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