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Croix. The dispute as regards the islands was settled in favor of the British contention, and all the islands, except Moose (now Eastport) and Frederick, became indisputably a part of New Brunswick. As to the line beyond the head of the St. Croix the commissioners had failed to agree. Now apparently the governor of Maine was about to occupy the ground in dispute to the utmost extent claimed by the United States government. A band of filibusters, under one Baker, entered the Madawaska region and hoisted the Stars and Stripes. Baker was promptly arrested, taken to Fredericton, and fined. The difficulty was settled for a time by an agreement between Great Britain and the United States to refer the boundary question to the King of the Netherlands.

The Assembly Desires to Control all Revenues.—In 1831 Sir Archibald Campbell became lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick. He upheld the Family Compact of that province yr their most extreme pretensions, and during his time the opposition in the assembly was regularly organized. The chief cause of complaint was the management by the executive of the Crown lands and the timber upon them. From these, large " casual and territorial" revenues were derived, out of which extravagant salaries were paid to government officials, leaving, however, a balance for

general purposes. The assembly de-sired to reduce official salaries and to improve the management of the Crown Lands department. In both of these ways the proceeds available for purposes of general improvement would, in their opinion, be largely increased. With the control of the revenues, the vexed question of "quit-rents," which here, as in the other Maritime Provinces, had long caused much agitation,

would also find speedy solution.

Control Conceded. —For some years the officials were able by secret

HON. L. A. WILMOT.   influence in England to thwart the

efforts of the assembly. In 1834, how-ever, Lemuel A. Wilmot became a member of that body, and soon made his influence felt upon the popular side. In 1836 ho and

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