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UPON

THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON,
SIGNED AUGUST 9, 1842;

WITH

THE TREATY ANNEXED.

TOGETHER WITH

A MAP,

TO ILLUSTRATE THE BOUNDARY LINE AS ESTABLISHED BY THE TREATY BETWEEN
HER MAJESTY's coloniES OF NEw BRUNSWICK AND CANADA
AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

BY

GEORGE WILLIAM FEATHERSTONHAUGH, Esq.,
F. R. S., F. G. S.,

LATE one of HER MAJESTY's com MISSIONERs For
THE NORTH AMERICAN BOUNDARY.

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OBSERVATIONS

UPON

THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON,

SIGNED AUGUST 9, 1842.

It will create surprise in some persons to find an inveterate opposition produced to the Treaty of Washington in the United States, that country which will benefit so much by its provisions; but in Treaties of delimitation betwixt independent States, it often happens that individuals suppose they can find just cause for dissatisfaction, both of a public and private nature; for being almost invariably founded upon a compromise of conflicting interests and jurisdictions, they can scarcely be closed without opening a door to the reproaches of interested and offended persons. Those who do not conceive their private interests to have been satisfactorily secured are generally loud and unceasing in the expression of their disapprobation, whilst those who feel that they have nothing left to desire, attribute their good fortune to

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