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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Aroostook disturbance. In 1837-39 the unsettled boundary between Maine and New Brunswick nearly led to active hostilities on the Aroostook River. Maine sent armed men to erect fortifications, and Congress authorized the President to resist the encroachments of the British. General Scott arranged a truce and joint occupation. The boundaries were finally adjusted by treaty, Aug. 9, 1842. See Ashburton, Lord; Maine; Webster, Daniel.