a Swedish colony was planted on the Aroostook, at a place called New Sweden, where, in one year, about 600 Swedes, aided by the State, had settled upon 20,000 acres of land.
They have their own municipal organization and schools, in which one of the chief studies is the English language.
See United States, Maine, in vol.
governors. (Prior to 1820 Maine was a part of Massachusetts.)
William King1820 to 1821
William D. Williamson1821
Albion K. Parris1822 to 1826
Enoch Lincoln1827 to 1829
Jonathan G. Hutton1830 to 1831
Samuel Emerson Smith1831 to 1833
Robert P. Dunlap1834 to 1837
Edward Kent1838 to 1839
John Fairfield1839 to 1840
Edward Kent1840 to 1841
John Fairfield1841 to 1843
Edward Kavanagh1843 to 1844
Hugh J. Anderson1844 to 1847
John W. Dana1847 to 1850
John Hubbard1850 to 1853
William G. Crosby1853 to 1855
Anson P. Morrill1855 to 1856
Samuel Wells1856 to 1857
Joseph H. Williams1857 to 1858
as expounded by their judges and publicists; and the British government prepared for war on the United States.
It did not wait for diplomatic correspondence, but made extensive preparations for hostilities before sending a peremptory demand for the release of the prisoners.
The Tory papers abused the American government without stint.
While these preparations were going on, and Congress and other legislative bodies.
were thanking Captain Wilkes, the United States government, acting upon the wise counsel of President Lincoln, and true to its long-cherished principles concerning the sacredness of neutrality, proceeded to disavow the act of Wilkes and to release the prisoners.
They were placed on board a British vessel, and went to England, where they were treated with marked coldness.
The London Times, which had teemed with abuse of the Americans because of the arrest, now declared that the ambassadors were worthless, and added, England would have done as much for two negroes.