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“Burn this treaty to Hell!”

 
 
"Burn this treaty to Hell!" Marker Text image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
1. "Burn this treaty to Hell!" Marker Text
Inscription.

On July 4, 1795, angry Philadelphians crowded the streets to protest the ratification of the Jay Treaty. The mob burned an effigy of former Chief Justice John Jay, who had negotiated a treaty with England that many people despised for its concessions to that country.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 39° 57.03′ N, 75° 9.001′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and South Independence Mall West (6th Street), on the right when traveling east on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: President's House Site N of Liberty Bell Pavilion, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "We shall come to a civil war" (here, next to this marker); "I am free now" (here, next to this marker); The opener of the Way (here, next to this marker); "An Act respecting fugitives from Justice" (here, next to this marker); Suppressing the Opposition (here, next to this marker); A Day of Reciprocity (here,

"Burn this treaty to Hell!" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
2. "Burn this treaty to Hell!" Marker
next to this marker); "I will fear no Evil" (here, next to this marker); The Executive Branch (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. The marker is highly reflective and difficult to photograph straight on.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Jay's Treaty, 1794-95. (Submitted on March 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Jay's Treaty. (Submitted on March 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Jay Treaty. (Submitted on March 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Transcription of the Jay Treaty. (Submitted on March 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. PeacePoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
"Burn this treaty to Hell!" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
3. "Burn this treaty to Hell!" Marker
Exhibit on the interior of the east wall of The President's House partial reconstruction (third from left)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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