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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 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.
Ohio Company formed. 1749.
Grant of land to Loyal Company.
English traders seized on Maumee. 1750.
Five French villages in Illinois.
Dr. Walker explores Kentucky. 1751.
Christopher Gist explores Ohio and Great Miami.
General Andrew Lewis surveys for Greenbriar Company. 1752.
French build forts on French creek.
French attack English post on Great Miami.
Families settle west of Alleghanies.
Trent sent with arms for friendly Indians.
Treaty with Iroquois ordered by England.
Ohio Company open line of “ Braddock's road."
Washington reaches Monongehela.
1754 Jan. 6,
Washington returns to Will's creek.
1755. January, France proposes a compromise.
Feb. 20, Braddock lands in Virginia.
July 13, Braddock died. 1756. January, Lewis commands an expedition against the Ohio Indians, and fails.
April, Indians fill the Valley of Virginia.
First treaty of Easton. 1757.
Massacre of Fort William Henry.
Pitt returns to office. 1758.
Louisburg and Fort Frontenac taken.
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.
Settlers go over the mountains.
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.
December, M. Laclede selects site of St. Louis.
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.
Settlers cross mountains.
Colonel James Smith visits Kentucky. 1767.
Western Indians grow impatient.
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.
Boone and others reach Red river.
Boone taken by Indians. 1770. October, Treaty of Lochaber.
Ohio Company merged in Walpole Company.
Spain obtains possession of St. Louis. 1771. March, The Boones return to North Carolina. 1772.
Indians killed by whites on Lower Kenawha.
April, General Gage's proclamation against settlers on Wabash.
Boone and others are attacked by Indians and turn back.
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.
Cresap, having Connolly's letter, attacks Indians.
Logan revenges his family.
Friendly Shawanese attacked by Connolly.
McDonald attacks Wappatomica.
Troops under Lewis reach Point Pleasant.
Battle of Point Pleasant.
April 1, Boone goes to Kentucky and founds Boonesboro'.
Guy Johnson influences Iroquois against Americans.
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,
1776. April 29, An attack on Detroit proposed in Congress.
April 19, Washington advises the employment of the Indians.
Indians incline to British.
George Rogers Clark moves to Kentucky.
Clark and Jones members of Virginia Assembly.
Virginia admits Kentucky among her counties.
Clark reaches Harrodsburg.
Congress of Indians and British at Oswego.
Colonel Bowman and 100 men come from Virginia.
Clark leaves for Virginia.
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.
Clark passes Falls of Ohio.
Fort McIntosh built.
Fort Laurens built.
December, Governor Hamilton takes Vincennes. 1779. Jan. 29, Clark hears of capture of Vincennes. January,
Delaware objects to land claims of Virginia.
Hamilton is sent to Virginia.
Lexington Kentucky settled.
Maryland objects to land claims of Virginia.
General Sullivan devastates Iroquois country.
Bowman's expedition against Indian towns on Miamies.
Congress asks Virginia to reconsider land laws. 1780.
Hard winter-great suffering.
Great emigration to Kentucky.
Virginia grants lands in Kentucky for education.
Louisville established by law.
Byrd invades Kentucky.
1780. July, Clark prepares to attack Shawanese.
July, He destroys British store on Miami, &c.
December, Clark prepares to attack Detroit.
January, Spaniards take St. Joseph's.
Brodhead attacks Delawares on Muskingum.
Americans begin to settle in Illinois.
Chickasaws attack fort Jefferson.
Williamson leads a party against the Moravians, but finds the town
(deserted. Great emigration of girls to Kentucky. 1782. March, Moravians murdered by Americans.
March, Moravian missionaries taken to Detroit.
Provisional articles of peace with Great Britain.be 1783. Jan. 20, Hostilities of United States and Great Britain cease.
March, Kentucky formed into one District.
English propose to carry away negroes.
Rufus Putnam applies for lands in west.
Virginia withdraws Clark's commission.
Congress instructs Indian Commissioners.
Virginia grants Clark and his soldiers lands.
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.
England refuses to deliver up western posts.
Treaty with Iroquois at Fort Stanwix.
Logan calls meeting at Danville.
First Kentucky Convention meets.
Kentucky receives many emigrants.
April, An attempt to settle at mouth of Scioto.