. Jenings proposed that in exchange for the British recognition of American independence
and a treaty of peace, the United States might be induced to forego trade with the
East Indies, guarantee British possession of the West Indies, and abandon claims to
western lands. In addition, the United States might agree to supply naval stores,
enter into a fisheries agreement, and refrain from interfering in the business of
the Hudson's Bay Company (p. 13–15). With all of this Jenings emphasized continually
the commercial advantages that would accrue to Great Britain from its reentry into
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, 2017.