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Defending “this damned treaty”: Jay, Washington, and the 1794 Anglo-American Treaty

Portrait of John Jay by Gilbert Stuart.

Portrait of John Jay by Gilbert Stuart.

Popular discontent surrounding the 1794 Anglo-American Treaty led to some contemporary journalists calling George Washington’s presidency “as productive of producing numerous ‘public evils.'” In a guest blog post for The Selected Papers of John Jay, one of our Senior Editors, David Hoth, outlines GW’s relationship with John Jay throughout the preparation and negotiation of the treaty. Read the article on the Selected Papers of John Jay website.