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Governor Spotswood of Virginia explores the Alleghanies. 1712.

Louisiana granted to Crozat. 1714

Fort Rosalie commenced. 1717.

Crozat resigns Louisiana, September, Louisiana trade granted to Company of West. 1718.

Colonists sent to Louisiana and New Orleans laid out. 1719.

Company of the West made Company of the Indies. 1720. January, Law made minister of finance.

April, Stock of Company of the Indies worth 2050 per cent.

May, Company of Indies bankrupt. 1722.

Charlevoix visits West. 1726.

Iroquois a third time place themselves under England. 1729. Nov. 28, French among the Natchez murdered. 1730. Jan. &Feb., Natchez conquered and destroyed.

Alleged travels of Salling in the West. 1731.

Previous to this Governor Keith wishes West secured to England. 1732.

Company of Indies resign Louisiana to King. July 14, Daniel Boone born. 1735.

Vincennes settled according to some, (see pp. 40 and 41.) 1736. May,

Expedition of French against Chickasaws.
May 20, D'Artaguette conquered.
May 27, Bienville fails in assault on Chickasaws.

May 31, Bienville retreats. 1739.

French collect to attack Chickasaws. 1740. March, Peace between French and Chickasaws. 1742.

John Howard goes down Ohio. 1744.

Treaty of English and Iroquois at Lancaster.

Vaudreuil fears English influence in West. 1746.

Illinois makes large exports. 1748.

Chickasaws attack French post on Arkansas.
Conrad Weiser sent to Ohio.

Ohio Company formed. 1749.

Grant of land to Loyal Company.
Celeron sent to bury medals along Ohio.
English fort built on Great Miami.

English traders seized on Maumee. 1750.

Five French villages in Illinois.
Forty vessels at New Orleang,

Dr. Walker explores Kentucky. 1751.

Christopher Gist explores Ohio and Great Miami.
November, Gist surveys lands south of Ohio, east of Kanawha.

General Andrew Lewis surveys for Greenbriar Company. 1752.

French build forts on French creek.

French attack English post on Great Miami.
June, Treaty of Logstown.

Families settle west of Alleghanies.
1753. May, Pennsylvania Assembly informed of French movements.
June, Commissioner sent to warn French.

Trent sent with arms for friendly Indians.
August, Colonies authorized to resist French by force.
September, Treaty of Winchester.

Treaty with Iroquois ordered by England.
October, Treaty of Carlisle.

Ohio Company open line of “ Braddock's road."
Nov. 15, Washington leaves Will's creek for Ohio.
Nov. 22,

Washington reaches Monongehela.
Dec. 4, Washington reaches Venango.
Dec. 11, Washington reaches French Commander.



1754 Jan. 6,

April 17,
May 28,
July 1,
July 3,

Washington returns to Will's creek.
Troops called out by Virginia.
French fort at Venango finished.
Virginia troops moving westward.
Fort at the Fork of the Ohio taken by French.
Washington crosses Alleghanies.
Washington attacks and kills Jumonville,
New York sends £5000 to Virginia.
Washington at Fort Necessity.
Washington capitulates.
Washington retires to Mount Vernon.
French hold the whole West.

June 29,

1755. January, France proposes a compromise.

Feb. 20, Braddock lands in Virginia.
April, France and England send fleets to America.
April 20, Braddock marches westward.
May 20, Expedition against Nova Scotia leaves Boston.
July 8, Braddock reaches Monongehela.
July 9, Braddock defeated.

July 13, Braddock died. 1756. January, Lewis commands an expedition against the Ohio Indians, and fails.

April, Indians fill the Valley of Virginia.
May, War declared between France and England.
Septeinber, Armstrong attacks Indians at Kittaning.

First treaty of Easton. 1757.

Massacre of Fort William Henry.

Pitt returns to office. 1758.

Louisburg and Fort Frontenac taken.
July 15, Post leaves for the Ohio river to conciliate the Indians.
August 24, Post confers with Indians at Fort Pitt.
Sept. 21, Grant defeated.
October, Washington opening a road over the mountains.
Nov. 5, Washington at Loyalhanna.
Nov. 25, Washington at Fort Du Quesne, which the French left on the 24th.

Second treaty of Easton.

Post's second mission to Ohio Indians. 1759.

Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Niagara, and Quebec yield to English. 1760. Sept. 8, The French yield Canada.

Cherokee War,
General Monkton treats with the Indians at Fort Pitt for land.

Settlers go over the mountains.
Sept. 13, Rogers goes to Detroit.
Nov. 19, Rogers reaches Detroit.

December, Rogers returns across Ohio to Fort Pitt. 1761.

Alexander Henry visits northwest.

Christian Post goes to settle on the Muskingum. 1762.

Bouquet warns settlers off of Indian lands.

Post and Heckewelder go to Muskingum. Nov. 3. Preliminaries to peace of Paris settled, Louisiana transferred to Spain. 1763. Feb, 10, Treaty of Paris concluded.

May 9, Detroit attacked by Pontiac.
June 4, Mackinac taken by Indians.
June, Presqu'ile (Erie) taken by Indians.
June to Aug. Fort Pitt besieged and relieved by Bouquet.
October, Proclamation to protect Indian lands.
Nov. 3, M. Laclede arrives in St. Genevieve.

December, M. Laclede selects site of St. Louis.
1764. June to Aug. Bradstreet makes peace with northern Indians.

November, Bouquet makes peace with Ohio Indians.

April 21, French officers ordered to give up Louisiana to Spain. 1765. April, Sir William Johnson makes treaty at German Flats. May, June, George Croghan goes westward.

Captain Stirling for England takes possession of Illinois.

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Dec. 22,


Settlers cross mountains.
Walpole Company proposed.

Colonel James Smith visits Kentucky. 1767.

Western Indians grow impatient.
Franklin labors for Walpole Company.
Finley visits Kentucky.

Zeisberger founds mission on the Alleghany. 1768. Oct. 24,

Treaty of Fort Stanwir by which the title of the Iroquois to all south

of the Ohio is purchased. 1769. March, Mississippi Company proposed.

May 1, Boone and others start for Kentucky.
June 7,

Boone and others reach Red river.

Boone taken by Indians. 1770. October, Treaty of Lochaber.

Ohio Company merged in Walpole Company.
Washington visits the West.
The Long Hunters explore the West.
The Zanes found Wheeling.
Moravians invited to Big Beaver.
Captain Pittman in Illinois.

Spain obtains possession of St. Louis. 1771. March, The Boones return to North Carolina. 1772.

Indians killed by whites on Lower Kenawha.
May 3, Moravians invited by Delawares, found Shoenbrun on the Muskingum.

April, General Gage's proclamation against settlers on Wabash.
1773. Sept. 25, Boone and others start to settle Kentucky.
Oct. 10,

Boone and others are attacked by Indians and turn back.
Bullitt, McAfee, &c., descend the Ohio.
Bullitt, McAfee, &c., survey at Falls, and on Kentucky river.
General Thompson surveys in the valley of the Licking.

General Lyman goes to Natchez.

Purchase by Illinois Company in Illinois. 1774. James Harrod in Kentucky.

[within Virginia. January, Dunmore sends Connolly to take possession of Pittsburgh as being Jan. 25, Connolly calls out the militia; he is arrested by St. Clair; his follow

ers are riotous, and fire on the Indians. March 28, Connolly, released on parole, comes to Pittsburgh with an armed force.

He rebuilds the fort and calls it Fort Dunmore.
April 16, Cherokees attack a boat on the Ohio.
April 21, Connolly writes to the settlers to beware of the Indians.

Cresap, having Connolly's letter, attacks Indians.
Greathouse murders several Indians.
Preparations for war.

Logan revenges his family.
June, Boone sent for surveyors in Kentucky.
June 10,

Friendly Shawanese attacked by Connolly.

Traders murdered.

McDonald attacks Wappatomica.
Sept. 6 & 12, Troops under Lewis march down Kenhawa.
Oct. 6,

Troops under Lewis reach Point Pleasant.
Oct. 10,

Battle of Point Pleasant.
November, Dunmore makes peace.
1775. March 17, Treaty of Wataga; purchase by Transylvania Company.

April 1, Boone goes to Kentucky and founds Boonesboro'.
April 20, Henderson reaches Boonesboro'.
May 23, Henderson calls representatives together.

Legislature adjourns.
Massachusetts Council try to prevent hostility by Iroquois.

Guy Johnson influences Iroquois against Americans.
June 28,

Oneidas and Tuscaroras adhere to America. June,

Boone and several families move to Kentucky. July,

Congress forms three Indian Departments. August,

Meeting of Commissioners and Indians at Albany. October, Meeting of Commissioners and Indians at Pittsbro'.

Connolly arrested in Maryland. October,

Purchase by Wabash Company on Wabash.

May 27, April, May,


Dec. 25,

1776. April 29, An attack on Detroit proposed in Congress.

April 19, Washington advises the employment of the Indians.

Indians incline to British.
June 3, Congress authorises the employment of Indians.
July 7 to 21, Indians attack Kentuckians; settlers leave.

George Rogers Clark moves to Kentucky.
June 6, Kentuckians petition Virginia for admission as citizens, and choose

Clark and Jones members of Virginia Assembly.
August 23, Clark procures powder from Council of Virginia.
Dec. 7,

Virginia admits Kentucky among her counties.
Clark and Jones return by Pittsbro' with powder.
Jones killed while going for powder to Limestone.

Clark reaches Harrodsburg.
1777. Summer, Cornstalk murdered at Point Pleasant.

Congress of Indians and British at Oswego.
Spring, Kentucky infested with savages.
April, Kentucky chooses Burgesses.
May, Logan's station attacked.
April 20 to June 22—Clark's spies in Ilinois.
August, Logan crosses the mountains for powder.

Colonel Bowman and 100 men come from Virginia.
Sep.26 & 27, Fort Henry (Wheeling) attacked.
September, First Court at Harrodsburg.
Oct. 1,

Clark leaves for Virginia.
Nov. 20, The attack on Detroit urged in Congress.
Dec. 10,

Clark opens his plan for conquering Illinois to Governor of Virginia. 1778. January 2, Orders issued to Clark to attack Illinois.

February 7, Boone taken prisoner at Blue Lick.
March 10, Boone carried to Detroit.
June 24,

Clark passes Falls of Ohio.
June 16, Boone escapes.
May, McIntosh commands at Fort Pitt.

Fort McIntosh built.
June 25, New Jersey objects to land claims of Virginia.
July 4, Clark takes Kaskaskia.
July 6, Clark takes Cahokia.
Aug. 1, St. Vincents joins the American cause.
Aug. 1, Boone goes to attack Paint creek town.
Aug. 8, Boonesboro' besieged.

Fort Laurens built.
September, Clark holds council with the Indians.
Sept. 17, Treaty with Delawares at Pittsbro'.
October, Virginia grants Henderson and Company 200,000 acres on Green river.

December, Governor Hamilton takes Vincennes. 1779. Jan. 29, Clark hears of capture of Vincennes. January,

Delaware objects to land claims of Virginia.
Feb. 7, Clark starts against Hamilton.
Feb. 24, Hamilton surrenders.

Hamilton is sent to Virginia.
April 1, Americans suspect and attack Iroquois.

Lexington Kentucky settled.
May, Virginia passes land laws.
May 21,

Maryland objects to land claims of Virginia.

General Sullivan devastates Iroquois country.

Bowman's expedition against Indian towns on Miamies.
August, Fort Laurens abandoned.
September, Indians treat with Brodhead at Fort Pitt.
October, Rogers and Benham attacked by Indians.
Oct. 13, Land Commissioners open their sessions in Kentucky.
Oct. 30,

Congress asks Virginia to reconsider land laws. 1780.

Hard winter-great suffering.
Feb. 19, New York authorises a cession of western lands.
Spring, Fort Jefferson built on Mississippi.

Great emigration to Kentucky.

Virginia grants lands in Kentucky for education.
May, St. Louis attacked by British and Indians.

Louisville established by law.

Byrd invades Kentucky.



1780. July, Clark prepares to attack Shawanese.

July, He destroys British store on Miami, &c.
Sept. 6, Resolution of Congress relative to western lands.
October, Connecticut passes first act of cession.
October, Fort Pitt threatened by savages.
November, Kentucky divided into three counties.

December, Clark prepares to attack Detroit.
1781. Jan. 2, Virginia makes her first act of cession.

January, Spaniards take St. Joseph's.
Feb. 15, Mr. Jay instructed that he may yield the navigation of the Mississippi.
March 1, New York cedes her western lands.

Brodhead attacks Delawares on Muskingum.
April 16, Mary Heckewelder born; first white child in Ohio.

Americans begin to settle in Illinois.

Chickasaws attack fort Jefferson.
September, Colonel Floyd rescued by Wells.
September, Moravians carried to Sandusky by British and Indians.
October, Moravian missionaries taken to Detroit.

Williamson leads a party against the Moravians, but finds the town
Kentucky organized.

(deserted. Great emigration of girls to Kentucky. 1782. March, Moravians murdered by Americans.

March, Moravian missionaries taken to Detroit.
March 22, Estill's defeat.
June, Crawford's expedition.
June 11,

Crawford burnt.
Aug. 14, Attack on Bryant's station.
Aug. 19, Battle of the Blue Licks.
September, Clark invades the Miami valleys the second time.
November, Land offices opened.
Nov. 30,

Provisional articles of peace with Great 1783. Jan. 20, Hostilities of United States and Great Britain cease.

March, Kentucky formed into one District.
April 18, Congress calls on States to cede lands.
April 19, Peace proclaimed to the army.

English propose to carry away negroes.
Мау, Washington protests against course of English.

Rufus Putnam applies for lands in west.
July 12, Baron Steuben sent to receive western posts.
August, Cassaty sent to Detroit.

Virginia withdraws Clark's commission.
Sept. 3, Definitive treaty of peace.
Sept. 7, Washington writes to Duane about western lands.
Sept. 13, Congress proposes terms of cession to Virginia.
Sept. 22, Congress forbids all purchases of Indian lands.
Oct. 15,

Congress instructs Indian Commissioners.

Virginia grants Clark and his soldiers lands.
Dec. 20. Virginia authorises cession on terms proposed.
Nov. 25,

British leave New York taking negroes:

Daniel Brodhead opens a store in Louisville. 1784. Jan. 4, Treaty of peace ratified by United States.

February, James Wilkinson goes to Lexington Kentucky.
March 1, Virginia gives deed of cession.
March 4, Indian Commissioners reinstructed.

Pittsburgh re-surveyed.
April 9, Treaty of peace ratified by England.
June 22, Virginia refuses to comply with treaty.

England refuses to deliver up western posts.
Oct. 22,

Treaty with Iroquois at Fort Stanwix.

Logan calls meeting at Danville.
Dec. 27,

First Kentucky Convention meets.

Kentucky receives many emigrants.
1785. Jan. 21, Treaty with Delawares, &c., at Fort McIntosh.

April, An attempt to settle at mouth of Scioto.
May 20, Ordinance for survey of western lands passed.
May 23. Second Kentucky Convention meets.
July, Don Gardoqui comes from Spain.
August 8, Third Kentucky Convention meets.

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