Britain and the USA sign the Treaty of Washington, settling
disputes over the north-west boundary between the American state
and the territory of British Colombia, as well as the attendant
fishing rights. It also attempts to bring an end to the US
resentment over the 'Alabama claims' for British assistance to the
Confederates in the Civil War, as Britain agrees to pay $15.5
million in damages.
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Editors. "Treaty of Washington settles difficulties between Britain and USA". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18600, accessed 30 May 2017.]