Martin Van Buren



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A letter from the United States Secretary of State, Martin Van Buren to the governor of Maine Enoch Lincoln concerning documents related to the Northeast Boundary Dispute. A transcription of the letter is attached.


Department of State Washington 27th June 1829 His Excellency Enoch Lincoln Governor of Maine Sir: I have received Your Excellency’s letter dated the 27th April last, requesting that copies of the papers relating to the execution of the 4th Article of the Treaty of Ghent, may, so far as the President will consider it proper to sanction the application, be communicated to you. I have now the pleasure, by direction of the President, to whom your request has been submitted, to transmit to you transcripts of the Journal of the Commissioners, and of the map annexed to it, and copies of all the letters, not of a private nature, which have been received at this Department, in relation to the proceedings of the Commission under the 4th Article of the Treaty of Ghent. These, in addition to those which have already been communicated to Your Excellency, constitute, it is believed, copies of all the official papers in this office which relate to the proceedings of that Commission. A portion of the Journal and letters have already been printed or ordered to be printed by the Senate; but as the copies now transmitted are communicated at your request for the purpose of being placed in the Archives of Maine, I am directed by the President to state to Your Excellency that the propriety of any further publications, and the responsibility which may be incurred by it, must, of course, rest entirely with the Governor or constituted authorities of the State of Maine. I have the honor to be, With great respect Your Excellency’s Obedt. Servt. Martin Van Buren

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Letter to Enoch Lincoln from Secretary of State Martin Van Buren  1829



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