Treaty of Utrecht, 1713

Historical Note

This treaty is actually one of a number of "treaties of Utrecht" between different countries marking the end of the War of Spanish Succession.

Document Summary:
Some important articles:

  • Article X: France is to restore all lands and buildings on "the bay and straights of Hudson" to Britain.

  • Article XI: France is to restore the properties of the Hudson's Bay Company and compensate the company.

  • Article XII: France cedes Acadia to Britain.

  • Article XIII: France cedes its claim to Newfoundland, with the exception of fishing rights along the coast from Cape Bonavista to Pointe Riche. Cape Breton to "belong of right" to the French.

Full text in French.