Benjamin West's "American Commissioners of the Preliminary Peace with Great Britain." The left hand side of the canvas is blank because the British commissioners refused to appear in the canvas.

The ONCE AND FUTURE home of American Diplomacy, 1775 – 1825

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The Early American Foreign Service Database traces the U.S. Foreign Service from its early attempts at supplying the Continental Army during the American Revolution through the establishment of U.S. embassies in South America.