refers to slaves taken by the British army from American plantations during the war;
art. 7 of the Peace Treaty provided that “his Britannic Majesty shall . . . without
causing any Destruction, or carrying away any Negroes or other Property of the American
Inhabitants, withdraw all his Armies, Garrisons & Fleets from the said United States.”
refers to Great Britain's refusal to surrender several forts on the Great Lakes to
the United States, as provided in art. 2 of the Treaty, until Congress and the several
states effectively pressured American debtors to pay their English creditors, as provided
in arts. 4 and 5 of the Treaty (Miller, ed., Treaties
, 2:155, 154).
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.