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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