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Collections Of The Maine Historical Society

byMaine Historical Society

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: induce me to which, Judge Sullivan read to me your letters to him, in which you contended that the source of a river must be at the most remote waters which flow in it. It must be allowed that there is room for debate and for a diversity of opinion on this question, whether the source of the north branch is at the first lake, or where we have fixed it; and this, being a matter of judgment, was a subject of accommodation. I considered it as a fortunate circumstances that all the claims of individuals are quieted; and the satisfaction expressed by both agents, gave reason to hope that the parties more immediately interested would readily acquiesce in our result.1 Judge Howell is right in his statement that both the other commissioners regarded the western branch of the Schoodic as the continuation of the real St. Croix. Mr. Barclay, in a letter to Lord Grenville, November 10, 1798 makes the same statement, the the reason being that the Schoodic had ever retained the same Indian name, with its waters, below this ramification of the river. But Judge Benson, from the words of the treaty of peace in 1783, and the boundaries of the Province of Nova Scotia as expressed in the commissions to the Governors from the year 1763, did not find himself authorized to proceed further up the river Schoodic, for the source than where the waters issue from Lake Genesagaragum-siss, a distance of not more than five miles from the mouth of the Chiputneticook. A chain of lakes, he said, could not be called a river, and in proof, he called attention to the second article of the treaty of peace of 1783, wherein the River St. Lawrence is considered to cease at Lake Ontario. "Mr. Howell," says Mr. Barclay " adopted a similar mode of arguing for the source of the...
Title:Collections Of The Maine Historical SocietyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217460445

ISBN - 13:9780217460446