The Treaty of Paris – September 3, 1783

“In the name of the most holy and undivided Trinity.”

This is how the Treaty of Paris began, which ended the eight-year long American Revolutionary War.

The Treaty continued: “It having pleased the Divine Providence to dispose the heart of…Prince George the Third…to forget all past misunderstandings…between the two countries…”

The Treaty was signed this day by the American leaders Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, the second President, and John Jay, the first Chief Justice, and ends with the phrase: “Done at Paris, this third day of September in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three.”

From: The American Minute


1 thought on “The Treaty of Paris – September 3, 1783”

  1. Isn’t it interesting that a wholly secular document would begin with the invocation of the Holy Trinity, yet an Orthodox Archbishop would apparently deem such language offensive.

    God forgive us!

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