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3e5   CANADIAN HISTORY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

right of the Americans to use the St. Lawrence and the Canadian canals.

The Treaty 11t last commissioners were appointed by the of washing- British and American governments to settle ton, 1871. all these matters, and in 1871 a treaty was arranged at Washington. Sir John Macdonald was one of the British commissioners, though a Canadian had never before been asked to help make a treaty with a foreign nation.

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It was agreed that for ten years the fisheries of the United States anc. Canada should be open to the people of both countries, but as the Canadian fisheries were the more valuable, the Americans should pay in addition a sum of money, which was fixed later at $5,500,000. The navigation of Lake Michigan, the St. Lawrence, and the

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