Convention of 1818 with England
CONVENTION OF 1818 WITH ENGLAND
CONVENTION OF 1818 WITH ENGLAND, a treaty signed in London in October and ratified in Washington, D.C., the following January. The convention gave U.S. citizens the right to fish on limited portions of the Canadian maritimes; established the Northwest boundary from the Lake of the Woods west to the Rocky Mountains along the forty-ninth parallel; stipulated that territory west of the Rockies claimed by either nation should be open equally to both for ten years; and referred U.S. claims to indemnification for slaves seized by British forces during the American Revolution to arbitration by a friendly sovereign. The convention failed to resolve the Oregon boundary issue.
Philip CoolidgeBrooks/a. g.