Canadians might fish on the sea-coasts of both countries, and land to dry their nets and cure their fish;-'and that British vessels might ply on, Lake _Michigan, and American vessels use the St. Lawrence and the canals connected with it. ~'hhe treaty was to remain in force for ten years, but after that either nation might end the arrangement on giving a year's notice to the other., The Earl of Elgin did much to bring about this treaty. The Canadians were much pleased with it, but the people of the Maritime Provinces thought that the :americans had received the right of fishing in their waters too cheaply.
A little later the Hincks-Morin ministry resigned. It had passed mane useful acts, including one, in 1853-ordering that money should be reckoned by the decimal system—that is, in dollars and cents—instead of pounds, shillings, and pence,,