Halifax Award

The treaty of Washington having provided for a

commission, to settle the compensation due Canada by the United States

for the use of her fisheries, in 1877 the United States appointed E.H.

Kellogg, Canada appointed Sir Alexander Galt, and these two agreed upon

M. Delfosse, Belgian minister to Washington, as a third. The commission

met at Halifax, and after long and careful deliberation, decided that

Canada should be paid $5,500,000, the American commissioner protesting.

The award was paid, after some delay. See Washington, Treaty of.