1789 Boston printing of Treaty of Paris (American War of Independence)

$325.00 CAD

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Nice period printing of the agreement, only five years after taking effect!!

This document come from the following book:

The perpetual laws of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, from the commencement of the constitution, in October, 1780, to the last wednesday in May, 1789. To which are prefixed, the Declaration of independence, the Articles of confederation, the constitution of the commonwealth, the treaty of peace, between Great Britain and America, and the Constitution of the United States. Published by order of the General court.
Boston : Printed by Adams and Nourse, Printers to the Honourable General Court, 1789.


Front page is oxidized, inner pages less so. Otherwise in nice condition.

6 pages.

11 ¾” x 7 ½”


Book can be viewed at: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100714330



The Treaty of Paris, signed in Paris by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America on September 3, 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War. The treaty set the boundaries between the British Empire and the United States, on lines "exceedingly generous" to the latter. Details included fishing rights and restoration of property and prisoners of war.

This treaty and the separate peace treaties between Great Britain and the nations that supported the American cause — France, Spain, and the Dutch Republic — are known collectively as the Peace of Paris.

Only Article 1 of the treaty, in which King George III acknowledges the United States' existence as free sovereign and independent states, remains in force.

The United States Congress of the Confederation ratified the Treaty of Paris on January 14, 1784. Copies were sent back to Europe for ratification by the other parties involved, the first reaching France in March 1784. British ratification occurred on April 9, 1784, and the ratified versions were exchanged in Paris on May 12, 1784.