In 1842 Webster, as secretary of state, concluded the Webster-Ashburton Treaty with Great Britain, settling the dispute over the boundary of Maine and Canada. That year George P. A. Healy painted a portrait of Webster, who persuaded Lord Ashburton (see Alexander Baring) to pose for a companion portrait. The originals were probably destroyed in a fire that consumed the Webster home in 1878; the Society's portraits are replicas of those lost originals.
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