After the problem with Jay’s Treaty was solved, American businesses had problems of there own as well. The Spanish closed the port of New Orleans to U.S. trade in 1784. This affected American businesses because all of the trades going to the East or overseas had to pass New Orleans. The only way for them to pass, however, was to pay the cargo fees. Washington sent Ambassador Thomas Pinckney to meet with the Spanish officials to discuss the problem. Pinckney wanted to allow American trade ships to pass without paying the fee, and after many delays, the treaty was finally passed and the southern U.S. border was recognized as 31N latitude. Many people found this a successful compromise.