Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pre-War Treaty Violations In Michigan

At the conclusion of our war for independence, it was stipulated in the treaty that all frontier posts of the northwest then occupied by British garrisons were to be surrendered, but they were not.  The Jay treaty followed and even that did not secure their evacuation until 1796.

Had the British remained tranquil, the occupation of those posts, though unlawful, had not materially injured the officers of the United States in arranging their Indian policy; but neither British officers nor traders remained tranquil. 

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