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ress, in committee of the whole, on the nine- March 19. teenth of March, agreed substantially to the report on boundaries, yet with an option to adopt westward from Lake Ontario the parallel of the forty-fifth degree of latitude. The right to the fisheries was long under discussion, which ended with the vote that the common right of the United States to fish on the 22. coasts, bays, and banks of Nova Scotia, the banks of Newfoundland and gulf of St. Lawrence, the straits of Labrador and Belle Isle, should in no case be given up. Secret Journals of Congress, II. 145. On the twenty-fourth, ten states against Penn- 24. sylvania alone, New Hampshire and Connecticut being divided, refused to insert the right to navigate the Mississippi. Secret Journals of Congress, II. 148. On that subject the instructions were properly silent; for it was a question with Spain alone; Great Britain, according to the American view, was to possess no territory on the Mississippi, Chap. IX.} 1779. f