Aix-la-Chapelle, Treaty of

Aix-la-Chapelle, Treaty of
   Signed between Great Britain and France, April 18, 1748. Brought the War of the Austrian Succession to a close. The practical effect of the treaty was to renew the status quo. All former treaties were renewed and all conquests restored. So far as British North America was concerned, the most vital article was that which provided for the restoration to France of Cape Breton.
   Bib.: Hertslet, Treaties and Conventions.

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