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Commodore Abraham Whipple of the Continental NavyPrivateer, Patriot, Pioneer$
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Sheldon S. Cohen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034331

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034331.001.0001

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Postwar Discontentments, 1783–1789

Postwar Discontentments, 1783–1789

(p.130) 5 Postwar Discontentments, 1783–1789
Commodore Abraham Whipple of the Continental Navy

Sheldon S. Cohen

University Press of Florida

Abraham Whipple felt disappointment during the nonbelligerency years after the September 1783 passing of the Paris Peace Treaty, particularly because of the delays attributed to the legislature of Rhode Island. The legislature drew back from being able to compensate Whipple's May 1780 debt when he took a cartel ship in Charleston so that American captives may be transferred. Along with this, the disillusionment he fostered towards the state government only furthered when he had to face certain issues regarding the Confederation Government of the country. Although the Confederation had various weaknesses, it is important to note that its existence also resulted in some achievements such as the conclusion of the 1783 Peace Treaty, as well as the administering of certain territories found near the Appalachian Mountains.

Keywords:   nonbelligerency, Paris Peace Treaty, Confederation Government, state government, legislature

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