Definitions for "Treaty of Washington"
A trade agreement worked out between British North America and the United States in 1871. The colony of Prince Edward Island had very little influence on the negotiations, and was not happy with all the provisions that had been agreed to.
In the 1871 Treaty of Washington, the United States and Britain decided to arbitrate the "Alabama" claims dispute dating from the Civil War. The "Alabama" was a British-built Confederate naval cruiser that sank tons of Union shipping. The British agreed to pay reparations.
The Treaty of Washington was a treaty negotiated between the United Kingdom and the United States in 1871.