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Collection of Spanish documents concerning Florida and the West Indies: Finding Aid
mssHM 9471-9548  
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This collection contains 86 pieces of official documents, in Spanish, related to the 1783 Treaty of Versailles, particularly in relation to Spanish possession in West Indies.
The Treaty of Versailles of September 3, 1783, which recognized the independence of the thirteen colonies, also ended hostilities between European powers. According to the treaty, Spain recovered Minorca and East Florida. The Treaty was preceded by separate preliminary articles that France and Spain signed on January 20, 1783. Yet Americans were hostile to Spanish control. They began to expand into Florida, first gaining territory called the Yazoo Strip through the Treaty of Lorenzo (Pinckney’s Treaty) in October 1795. By 1821, Spain agreed, by the Adams-Onís Treaty, to the cession of Florida to the United States.
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