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Guide to the John Jay Papers
1664-1823
 MS 330

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Series II: Negotiations with Britain, 1794-1798

Scope and Content

This series contains documents relating to the negotiations with Great Britain that resulted in Jay's Treaty (also known as the Treaty of London of 1794). The treaty was meant to resolve remaining issues between the United States and Great Britain after the Treaty of Paris of 1783 which ended the Revolutionary War. Although the treaty was not universally popular within the United States and it did not resolve all the issues the negotiators had originally set out to fix, it did manage to keep the peace between the two countries until the War of 1812. Going beyond the treaty negotiations, there is a question written to Jay concerning boundaries that resulted from the treaty and Jay's answer. Also within this series is George Hammond's correspondence, which had been forwarded to Jay. Hammond was the first British envoy to the United States, serving from 1791-1795.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Papers Connected with the British Treaty (Reel 2 - #7)
1794
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Interrogations to Him and Reply re St. Croix River, Etc.
1798
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Papers Respecting British Spoilations and Interference with Indians, and the Correspondence with Mr. Hammond (Reel 1 - #8)
1794
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Papers Respecting British Spoilations and Interference with Indians, and the Correspondence with Mr. Hammond (Reel 2 - #8)
1794

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