Today’s prompt is “Ratification Day”.
I got this Ratification Day from the National Day Calender site. I’m not sure I have heard of this anniversary before & I love themes that look back on history and make a modern comment on them.
It has been 234 years since the Treaty of Paris was signed, declaring the “Cessation of Arms” between the new United States & Great Britain. An excerpt from the proclamation of ratification reads:
- “By the United States in Congress assembled, a proclamation: Whereas definitive articles of peace and friendship, between the United States of America and His Britannic Majesty, were concluded and signed at Paris, on the 3rd day of September 1783 … we have thought proper by these presents, to notify the premises to all the good citizens of these United States …
- Given under the seal of the United States, witness His Excellency Thomas Mifflin, our president, at Annapolis, this fourteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four … ” ~Definitive Articles of the Peace of Paris – Signed by representatives of Britain and The United States on September 3, 1783.