George the Third, by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Brunswick and Lunenburg, Arch Treasurer, and Prince Elector of the Holy Roman Empire, &c., to all whom these presents shall come, greeting:
Whereas a definitive treaty of peace and friendship between us and our good friends the United States of America, viz, New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, was concluded and signed at Paris the 3d day of September last, by the plenipotentiaries of us and our said good friends, duly and respectively authorized for that purpose, which definitive treaty is in the form and words following: [Here follows the treaty. ]
We, having seen and considered the definitive treaty aforesaid, have approved, ratified, and confirmed it, in all and every one of its articles and clauses, as we do by these presents, for ourself, our heirs, and successors, approve, ratify, accept, and confirm the same, engaging and promising, upon our royal word, that we will sincerely and faithfully perform and observe all and singular the things which are contained in the aforesaid treaty, and that we will never suffer it to be violated by any one, or transgressed in any manner, as far as it lies in our power. For the greater testimony and validity of all which we have caused our great seal of Great Britain to be affxed to these presents, which we have signed with our royal hand.
Given at the court of St. James, the ninth day of April, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four, in the twenty-fourth year of our reign.
The Revolutionary Correspondence of the United States
Edited under the Direction of Congress by Francis Wharton
Washington : Government Printing Office, 1889.