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The Treaty of 1783 defined the Northeast boundary of the United States, toward Canada, as extending from the source of the St. Croix due north to the highlands or watershed between the Atlantic and St. Lawrence systems, thence along those highlands to the northwesternmost head of the Connecticut River. Disputes over this definition lasted from that time to 1842. In 1831 the king of the Netherlands, as arbitrator, made an award which neither party was willing to accept. Finally, by the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842, the present line was agreed upon, not greatly differing from that suggested by the Dutch king, and giving about seven-twelfths of the disputed territory to the United States and about five twelfths to Great Britain.
By John Franklin Jameson
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- English author; Charles Dodgson was an Oxford don of mathematics who is remembered for the children's stories he wrote under pen name Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. A notable English humorist; born near Warrington, Jan. 27, 1832; died at Guildford, England, 14, 1898. His fame is based on the stories-nominally for nursery, but only appreciable in their full merit by adults- "Alice's Adventures Wonderland"(1865), and its sequel "Through Looking-Glass"(1872). They are fantasy-fables, what seems pure nonsense, really largely "reductions to absurdity" illogical popular usages language or reasoning. have been translated into most languages Europe. Some excellent nonsense verse also found collections "Phantasmagoria"(1869), poem "The Hunting Snark"(1876), inferior prose fairy-tale "Sylvie Bruno". author has published several works mathematics logic, both serious humorous form.