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76   CANADIAN HISTORY F'OR BOYS AND GIRLS.

Peace of   But in Europe the English Duke of Marl-

Utrecht,   borough had won a number of splendid

1713. victories. Louis XI \T. had at last become anxious for peace, and in 1713 the Treaty of Utrecht was signed. By it the French king gave up all claim to the Hudson Bay territory, Newfoundland, and Acadia, but kept the uninhabited Island of Cape Breton. It was also agreed that the French might catch and dry fish along the shores of Newfoundland. This afterwards gave rise to trouble. So did the want of a clear boundary line between the French and English provinces. The French said that the name Acadia only meant the southern part of Nova Scotia, while the English claimed that it stood for the whole of what is now Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and part of Maine. --


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