Jay signed a treaty in the fall of 1794

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Jay signed a treaty in the fall of 1794, but Jay's Treaty, as it came to be known, was a  disappointment for Hamilton. Very few American goals were met, but Hamilton urged  Washington and the Senate to ratify the treaty because he believed that war between  Great Britain and the United States would otherwise be inevitable. Hamilton wrote a  series of essays under the pseudonym "Camillus" that defended Jay's Treaty line by  line. His efforts convinced the public, and the Senate ratified the treaty. Hamilton also helped Washington draft his famous Farewell Address, which Washington  delivered in 1796 when he announced that he would not seek a third term as president.  In the Farewell Address addressed several important issues, Washington asked the  American people not to divide themselves into political parties, and called upon them to  maintain and uphold their republican ideals and morality. Furthermore, Washington 
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