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Last page of a draft of the 1783 Treaty of Paris, sealed with the signet rings of the four diplomats. David Hartley was the representative of the British King, and Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, and John Adams represented the United States. In these days, diplomats could use their family seals on drafts, while today they would be initialed and, and only after being ratified sealed with the Great Seal of the United States.

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Source Extracted from PDF version of Seals and Symbols in the American Colonies poster, part of a U.S. Diplomacy Center (State Department) exhibition on the 225th anniversary of the Great Seal. Direct PDF URL [1] (21MB)
Courtesy of the National Archives (ARC #299805)
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