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The United Empire Loyalists of Remsheg; refugees from the American Revolution.
Wallace and Area Museum
Wallace , Nova Scotia

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   The agreement ending the
American Revolution, referred
to as the ‘Treaty of Paris’,
was officially signed in
September 1783. However, it
had been officially
negotiated during the summer
of 1782 and it laid out the
principles for peace.
   Although the American

negotiator, Benjamin
Franklin, demanded the
cessation of Canada to an
independent America, he knew
that the British Government
of Prime Minister Lord
Shelburne was opposed to the
American independence, and
would be unprepared to accept
that offer. The months of

hard bargaining resulted in a
preliminary agreement with
ten articles for peace.
   Some of the positive
results of the negotiation
included solving boundaries
issues of fishing rights on
the Newfoundland banks and
negotiating the issue of pre-
war debts owed to British

creditors. The agreement
promised restitution of the
property lost during the war
by Colonists loyal to the
British cause. The agreement
also provided for the
evacuation of British forces
from the thirteen states.
Basically, the British
negotiators agreed to the

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