Document, 1794 August 05

Title:
Document, 1794 August 05
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Grenville, Lord; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1794 August 05
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
3
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
No order for evacuating forts could be expected until Treaty of 1783 completed and its terms made known to officials in various parts of Empire. Therefore, non-withdrawal from posts before July 1784 no violation of Treaty. But, new legislative acts--in no way sustaining the status quo during the cessation of hostilities--were enacted in Canada after knowledge of the terms agreed upon was common, "avowedly intended to defeat the execution of those terms when the treaty should be concluded and ratified, and in their operation necessarily producing that effect." Hence, there can be no doubt as to who first violated Treaty--"if that discussion were now necessary or useful."
Identifier:
columbia.jay.08523

Document, 1794 August 05