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In Washington, trade negotiations between Canada and Congress break up without agreement

Legislative Iconic image, U.S. Capitol, 2008
02/06/1866

A powerful Canadian delegation had been meeting with representatives of the U.S. Congress to work out a fresh stimulus to commercial exchange between the United States and Canada.  The meeting was unsuccessful, with the Canadian delegation complaining that U.S. proposals concerning Canada's free ports, navigation on the St. Lawrence River, and the opening of Canadian waters to American fisheries were not matched with sufficient reciprocity from Washington.  Existing agreements were maintained without change. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"British North America," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 73-74.

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