Originally Posted by Beedok
Yes, sort of like that, but the Americans were even angrier so demanded even more (the All of Canada or 2 Billion Dollars like that one guy would after is about in line) and the British got defensive about it, and so it added on an angry note, the British grudgingly paying a bit more than OTL, but the Americans being angry that it wasn't enough.
I could see Sumner and Seward being more aggressive toward the British ITTL, definitely. The British, I think, would also be less willing to just pay and be done with it, since the Confederacy wasn't completely unrecognised, and so it can't be seen to the same extent as 'selling arms to rebels'. The result would likely be the same as OTL, but with harder feelings, and there'd probably be less of a rapprochement between the US and the British ITTL.