The Formation of a National Governmen7

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The Formation of a National Government Leaders crafted constitutional, legal basis for young nation The Genet incident strained American relations with France at a time when those with  Great Britain were far from satisfactory. British troops still occupied forts in the West,  property carried off by British soldiers during the Revolution had not been restored or  paid for, and the British Navy was seizing American ships bound for French ports.  The  two countries seemed to be drifting toward war.  Washington sent John Jay, first chief  justice of the Supreme Court, to London as a special envoy. Jay negotiated a treaty that  secured withdrawal of British soldiers from western forts but allowed the British to  continue the fur trade with the Indians in the Northwest.  London agreed to pay  damages for American ships and cargoes seized in 1793 and 1794, but made no 
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