Separate Article to the Preliminary Peace Treaty between the United States and Great Britain
[30 November 1782]1
It is hereby understood and agreed that in Case Great Britain at the Conclusion of the present War shall recover or be put in Possession of West Florida, the Line of North Boundary between the said Province and the United States, shall be a Line drawn from the Mouth of the River Yassous, where it Unites with the Missisippi, due East to the River Apalachicola.
Done at Paris the thirtieth Day of November, one thousand seven hundred & eighty two.
MS in a clerk’s hand (Adams Papers); endorsed: “Separate Article.” This is page thirteen of a longer document, which almost certainly included the treaty proper also signed this day, above. At the top of the page, immediately preceeding the title “Separate Article” and in the same hand, are the names of Caleb Whitefoord and William Temple Franklin as witnesses to the full treaty, as they were to the separate article. LbC-Tr (Adams Papers); APM Reel 103.