Thursday, January 3, 2008

Treaty to End the Revolutionary War

In 1783 our Continental Congress ratified the treaty to end our war with Great Britain. The treaty started with these words:

"In the name of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity. It having pleased the Divine Providence to dispose the hearts of the most serene and most potent Prince George the Third, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith... and of the United States of America, to forget all past misunderstandings and differences..."

(Keep in mind that the Continental Congress who approved the first 10 words above is the same group who ratified the First Amendment of our Constitution.)

Read the whole treaty here:

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