Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790, Jay, John, 1745-1829, Livingston, Robert R.
1783 July 18
Happy to learn of ratification of provisional articles of peace. The
Separate and secret article arose from a desire on part of Britain to assert her
dominion on the Mississippi as far as possible, her intention being to retain...
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, Livingston, Robert R.
1783 June 27
Adams, Franklin and John Jay have prepared the definitive treaty and will
communicate it to Hartley tomorrow. Adams sees no point in further negotiations Present
British administration much less favorable to United States than ...
Livingston, Robert R., Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790, Jay, John, 1745-1829, Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792
1783 March 25
Warmest congratulations on the treaty. The article on the loyalists will
be difficult to enforce. Thinks the concealment from France of the negotiation and even
now of the secret art is wholly unnecessary. This art shows enmity...