Fishing rights off the Newfoundland and the entrance to the St. Lawrence River were bones of contention during treaty negotiations at the end of the Seven Years War in 1763…

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When negotiations began with the British in April 1782, the American team of Benjamin Franklin, John Jay and John Adams were diplomatic novices. Franklin’s experience in negotiating the Treaty of…

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Little did anyone on either H.M.S. Vestal or the Continental Navy packet Mercury know that the capture of the packet in December 1779 would help set the stage for peace…

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Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown on October 19th, 1781 was the second shockwave that rattled the British political and military establishment in the fall of 1781. The first occurred on September…

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