Pickney's Treaty
Updated: 3/9/2020
Pickney's Treaty
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  • we should close the boarders between the U.S. and Florida,
  • We should, also close the port of New Orleans to the U.S.
  • Why?! Those Spanish people they closed the ports in New Orleans now we can't move goods through Mississippi!
  • As your president I order you to talk to the Spanish and have them re open the boarders and ports
  • Yes Sir!
  • The Spanish close off the boarders between Florida and the U.S. and ports of New Orleans
  • Hmmm. Let me think about it first, ok
  • Sir, we need you to re open the borders and ports, also we would like to deposit New Orleans
  • The U.S. is not able to move goods through Mississippi anymore because the Spanish closed the ports and boarders
  • Maybe if I wait until the American's get impatient and then they will just sign a treaty anyway
  • George Washington orders Thomas Pickney to talk to the Spanish about re opening the boarders and ports
  • Ok, I will sign Pickney's Treaty. We will re open the boarders and ports
  • Thank you sir, I shall return the news to America
  • Pickney goes to meet with the Spanish minister and talk to him about re opening the ports and boarders
  • The Spanish minister Manuel de Godoy had put his decision on hold to try to get the American's to sign a treaty favoring them, but the American's got to him first
  • The Spanish minister agrees to sign Pickney's treaty which allowed the ports and boarders to open again
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