After Yorktown, the Continental Congress appointed a small group of statesmen to travel to Europe and negotiate a peace treaty with the British: John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson and Henry Laurens. Article IV also served as the basis for the fact that Quebec often has its unique laws, different from the rest of Canada. There was a general constitutional principle in the United Kingdom that allowed colonies unmasked by the conquest to perpetuate their own laws.  This was limited by royal prerogatives, and the monarch could still choose to change the laws accepted in a conquered colony.  However, the treaty eliminated that power because it is another constitutional principle, since the terms of a treaty were considered a priority.  In practice, Catholic judges could be judges in lower-quality courts in Quebec and argue on the basis of the principles of French law.  The judge, however, was British, and his opinion of French law could be limited or hostile.  If the case were to appeal to a higher court, neither French law nor Roman Catholic jurors were allowed.  Britain violated the contractual provision that they should give up control of the forts on U.S. territory “at comfortable speed.” British troops remained stationed in six forts in the Great Lakes region, plus two at the northern end of Lake Champlain. In 1794, during the War of Northwestern India, the British built a new fort in present-day Ohio.
They found justification for these actions in the volatile and extremely tense situation in the post-war region, by the inability of the United States government to meet the commitments made to compensate loyalists for their losses and the British need for time to liquidate various assets in the region.  All posts were peacefully abandoned by the Treaty of Jay of 1794. They were: IV. His most Christian majesty renounces all the claims he has made so far or that could have so far formed Nova Scotia or Acadia in all its parts, and it guarantees everything and with all its dependencies to the King of Great Britain: in addition, his most Christian majesty yields to His Majesty Britannick, in full law, Canada. , with all its dependencies, and guaranteed, as well as the island of Cape Breton, and all the other islands and coasts in the gorge and the river of St. Lawrence, and in general, everything that depends on these countries, countries, islands and coasts, with sovereignty, property, property, and all rights acquired by treaty, or otherwise that the most Christian king and the crown of France have so far on the countries mentioned , the countries, the islands, the places, the coasts and their inhabitants, so that the most Christian king withdraws and on the whole to the king in question and the crown of Great Britain, and that in the most complete way and form, without restriction, and without any freedom to depart from said surrender and guaranteed under any pretext , or disrupt Britain in the above possessions. His Majesty Britannick, for his part, agreed to grant the people of Canada the freedom of the Catholic religion: he would therefore give the most precise and effective orders for his new Roman Catholic subjects to profess the worship of their religion according to the rites of the Roman Church, to the extent that the laws of the United Kingdom permitted. His Majesty Britannick continues to agree that French residents or others who were among the most Christian king in Canada should retire safely and freely, wherever they see fit, and sell their property, provided that these are the subjects of his Britannick Majesty, and make their effects disappear, as well as their people. , without being restrained in their emigration. , under all charges, except debts or criminal prosecution: the term limited to such emigration is set at 18 months, calculated from the date of the exchange of the ratification of this treaty.