The Comte de Vergennes, the Newfoundland Fisheries, and the Peace Negotiation of 1783: A Reconsideration

@article{Murphy1965TheCD,
  title={The Comte de Vergennes, the Newfoundland Fisheries, and the Peace Negotiation of 1783: A Reconsideration},
  author={Orville Theodore Murphy},
  journal={The Canadian Historical Review},
  year={1965},
  volume={46},
  pages={32 - 46}
}
  • O. T. Murphy
  • Published 1 March 1965
  • History
  • The Canadian Historical Review
HISTORIANS USUALLY CONSruER GmRALTAR the one major stumbling block in the peace negotiations preceding the treaty of 1783, and indeed the bickering and trading that went on over that fortress justifies its reputation as a rock in the negotiations as well as in the sea. But in 1782, the Comte de Vergennes, French Secretary of State and Minister for Foreign Affairs, would have placed two additional problems alongside Gibraltar as likely to prove hindrances to a quick conclusion of the war. One of… 
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