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CHAPTER II.
BOUNDARY TROUBLES.

 

Difficulty   About 1841 serious disputes arose between

with the   England and the United States. England

states. claimed the right of searching slave-ships from Africa, even if they ran up the American flag; the Americans insisted that the British ought to give up runaway slaves who had taken refuge under the Union Jack; and the Maine boundary question had again become troublesome.

The Ashbur- But instead of going to war, the two nations ton Treaty. wisely settled these disputes peaceably by Ville Ashburton Treaty, signed in 1842. It was agreed

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