The British Lords of Trade and Plantations write to secretary of state for the southern department James Stanhope, praising the cooperation shown by the Iroquois Nations towards New York colony.
The approximate date the Reverend John Bartow buys land on the west side of the Hutchinson River in the Bronx, extending to Eastchester Road. For some unrecorded reason he calls the property Scabby Indian.
St. Peter's, Albany's first Protestant Episcopal Church, is completed on a site granted by the governor.
The French found Fort des Sables, a trading post, near the mouth of the Genesee River to trade with the Seneca.
Livingston Manor is annexed to Dutchess County.
Governor Robert Hunter convinces Scottish-born physician-botanist Cadwallader Colden to move from Philadelphia to New York.
The Fraunces Tavern building in lower Manhattan is completed. ** Jacobus Van Cortlandt is appointed mayor; reappointed next year. ** A Presbyterian church is erected in a garden on the north side of Wall Street.
Joincare, French emissary to the Seneca, builds a log house near the Niagara River on the future site of Lewiston.
Robert Walters is appointed mayor; reappointed annually to 1725. ** Population 7,000.
The approximate date pioneer Jacobus Stoughtenburgh arrives in the future Dutchess County, settles what will become Hyde Park.
The approximate date New York State black writer Jupiter Hammon is born.
Governor de Vaudreuil proposes founding three trading posts along Lake Ontario, to prevent British expansion in the area. Two are erected at Toronto and Quinte, the other is slated for New York colony.
A trading post, Le Magazin, is opened by Joncaire, at the future site of Fort Niagara.
Joncaire the elder, the French ambassador to the Seneca, visits the Oil Spring near the Allegany-Cattaraugus border. ** The British erect Fort Schuyler, near the southern end of Irondequoit Bay at Indian Landing, to trade with the Seneca.
Tuscarora Indians, exiled by North Carolina colonists, move into New York to Ohagi (Crowding the Bank) near Piffard, making the Five Nations of the Iroquois the Six Nations. ** The Iroquois sign a treaty in Albany with Virginia governor Spotswood, agreeing to stay north of the Potomac and the Blue Ridge Mountains. ** The approximate date Nehemiah Partridge paints a portrait of Albany socialite Ariaantje Coeymans.
A land patent is issued to the Palatine Germans for area now named Stone Arabia, in New York's Mohawk Valley.
Long Island's Suffolk County passes its first laws regulating public roads.
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