The treaty stipulated that Britain would evacuate western posts by 1 June 1796, and that merchants of both countries would have free access to lands on either side of the border; that the Mississippi River would be open to both countries; that a commission to settle debts to Britain since the start of the American Revolution would be established; and that American shipping would not be hindered in trade with British possessions. The treaty marks the revival of arbitration in international relations, since commissioners were appointed to settle outstanding boundary problems caused by the peace of 1783.
See also JOINT COMMISSION.
Author STUART R.J. SUTHERLAND
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