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.
86 pieces in 1 box
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