CHAPTER II. FROM FAST TO NEST.
Disputes Though the Americans had refused to re-
with the new the Reciprocity Treaty, many of them
states. continued to catch fish along the shores of the _Maritime Provinces as if the treaty were still in force. The Canadians naturally objected to this, and there were many quarrels amongst the fishermen. At last the British and Canadian governments sent armed vessels to the fishing grounds, and several American boats were seized.