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Treaty of Paris (1783)

Painting by Benjamin West: (from left to right) John Jay,
John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Laurens, and
William Temple Franklin. The British commissioners
refused to pose, and the picture was never finished.
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The Treaty of Paris of 1783, signed on September 3, 1783, ended the American War of Independence with the Kingdom of Great Britain formally:

The treaty document was signed by David Hartley (member of the British Parliament and representative of the British Monarch), John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and John Jay (all three representing the United States).

There was also a wider agreement of peace between Britain, France, Spain, and the Netherlands. Spain also regained Florida.

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