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Congress sends the ministers to France newspaper in America, issued at Philadel. and Spain a statement of the claims of phia by Benjamin Franklin Bache. . 1784 the United States to lands as far as the Fiscal affairs of the United States Mississippi River...........Oct. 17, 1780 placed in the hands of three commission

Robert Morris appointed superintendent ers appointed to succeed Robert Morris of finances by Congress...... Feb. 20, 1781

1784 Delegates from Maryland sign the Ar. John Jay appointed secretary of foreign ticles of Confederation.... March 1, 1781 affairs in place of Livingston, resigned Thomas McKean, of Delaware, elected

March, 178-4 president of the Continental Congress Ninth Continental Congress adjourns;

July 10, 1781 189 days' session............June 3, 1784 John Hanson, of Maryland, chosen presi. General Assembly of North Carolina dent of Continental Congress...Nov. 5, 1781 cedes her western lands to the United

Lafayette sails for France from Boston States on condition of acceptance within in the Alliance............Dec. 22, 1781 two years, April, 1784, but repeals the act Congress adopts a great seal for the

Oct. 22, 1784 United States..............June 20, 1782 Washington makes a tour of the west

Elias Boudinot, of New Je sey, chosen ern country to ascertain by what means president of the Continental Congress it could be most effectually bound to the Nov. 4, 1782 Union.

.........1784 Constitution for the Society of the Cin: cinnati formed at the army quarters on Tenth Continental Congress meets at the Hudson River..........May 13, 1783 Trenton, N. J.............. Nov. 1, 1787

Washington writes on the situation to Richard Henry Lee, of Virginia, chosen each of the State governors..June 8, 1783 president of Continental Congress Seventh Continental Congress adjourns;

Nov. 30, 1784 session, 1,816 days........June 21, 1783 Tenth Continental Congress adjourns;

[The longest session ever held in the fifty-four days' session....Dec. 24, 1784 United States.)

Eleventh Continental Congress meets at Eighth Continental Congress meets at New York................Jan. 11, 1785 Princeton.................June 30, 1783 (Richard H. Lee, president.) (Elias Boudinot, presideni.)

Gen. Henry Knox appointed Secretary Thomas Mifflin, of Pennsylvania, chosen of War with added duties of Secretary of president of the Continental Congress Navy.................... March 8, 1785

Nov. 3, 1783 Franklin, minister to France, obtains Eighth Continental Congress adjourns; leave to return; Jefferson is appointed 127 days' session...........Nov. 4, 1783

March 10, 1785

Dispute between the United States and Ninth Continental Congress meets at Spain on navigation of the Mississippi Annapolis, Md............Nov. 26, 1783 River and the boundaries of the Floridas [Thomas Mimin, president.]

1785 General Washington bids farewell to Massachusetts cedes to the United his officers at Fraunce's Tavern, corner States her claims to lands west of the Pearl and Broad streets, New York City Niagara River, in accordance with an act

Dec. 4, 1783 of legislature of Nov. 13, 1784 Washington resigns his commission as

April 19, 1785 commander-in-chief at the State-house, John Adams appointed minister pleni. Annapolis, Md., and retires to Mount potentiary to Great Britain, Feb. 24, and Vernon..................Dec. 23, 1783 received at the Court of George III. Congress ratifies the definitive treaty

June 1, 1785 of peace.................Jan. 14, 1784 Don Diego Gardoqui, minister from

Congress accepts cession of Northwest Spain to the United States, recognized by Territory by Virginia; deeds signed by Congress...................July 2, 1785 Virginia delegates........March 1, 1784 Treaty of amity and commerce conAmerican Daily Advertiser, first daily cluded between the King of Prussia and

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1786

February, 1789

UNDER THE CONSTITUTION FIRST ADMINISTRATION - FEDERAL

Speaker of the House, F. A. Muhlenberg.

Electoral vote counted. George WashMarch 4, 1789, to March 3, 1793.

13, 1793. ington, of Virginia, receives the entire SEAT OF GOVERNMENT, New York City, electoral vote, 69, and is chosen 1789, and Philadelphia from Dec. 6, 1790. dent; and John Adams, of Massachus George Washington, Virginia, President. receives 34 votes and becomes John Adams, Massachusetts, Vice-President..........

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President takes the oath of office, New Fit Congress, first resulon meets, York.................... April 3 New York....... .. April 17 Firat tarif bill passes....July 4, os

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WASHINGTON RECEIVING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF HIS ELECTION TO THE FIRS

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the United States, and signed by Thomas Ordinance establiching a United States Jefferson at Paris, July 28, Benjamin mint passed by Congress.... Oct. 16, 1786 Franklin at Passy, July 9, and J. Adams Twelfth Continental Congress adjourns; at London..................Aug. 5, 1785 362 days' session........... Nov. 3, 1786

Franklin returns to Philadelphia from France, after an absence of nine years, Thirteenth Continental Congress meets landing................... Sept. 13, 1785 at New York............... Nov. 6, 1786

State of Frankland formed from western Arthur St. Clair, of Pennsylvania, lands of North Carolina. . November, 1785 chosen president of Congress.. Feb. 2, 1787

Eleventh Continental Congress ad Congress advises the States to send deljourns; 298 days' session.... Nov. 4, 1785 egates to a convention in Philadelphia to

revise the Articles of Confederation, to Twelfth Continental Congress meets at meet May 14.............. Feb. 21, 1787 New York.................. Nov. 7, 1785 Congress by ordinance provides govern.

John Hancock, of Massachusetts, chosen ment for the territory northwest of the president of the Continental Congress Ohio (now Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michi

Nov. 23, 1785 gan, and Wisconsin).......July 13, 1787 [Did not serve owing to illness.]

Treaty between the United States and James Rumsey succeeds in propelling a Morocco ratified...........July 18, 1787 boat by steam and machinery on the Po South Carolina cedes to the United tomac......................March, 1786 States her claims to a strip 12 miles

First spinning-jenny in the United wide west of a line from the head of the States put in operation by Daniel Jackson, Tugaloo River to the North Carolina borof Providence, R. I.................1786 der........................ Aug. 9, 1787

Nathaniel Gorham chosen president of Delegates to the convention sign the Con. the Continental Congress....June 6, 1786 stitution.................. Sept. 17, 1787

Gen. Nathanael Greene dies at Mulberry Thirteenth Continental Congress adGrove, Ga................June 19, 1786 journs; 359 days' session....Oct, 30, 1787

Ordinance establishing the coinage pass. ed......................... August, 1786 Fourteenth Continental Congress meets

Delegates from Virginia, Pennsylvania, at New York.............. Nov, 5, 1787 Delaware, New Jersey, and New York, at Spanish intrigues in Kentucky....1788 Annapolis, Md., consider the condition of Cyrus Griffin, of Virginia, chosen pres. the nation, and request all the States to ident of Continental Congress.Jan. 22, 1788 send delegates to a convention at Phila Method for putting the new government delphia in May following. . Sept. 11, 1786 into operation reported by the committee

Connecticut makes a qualified cession to adopted by Congress....... Sept. 13, 1788 the United States of all territory south of Fourteenth and last Continental Congress 41° N. lat., and west of a line 120 miles adjourns; 353 days' session.. Oct. 21, 1788 west of Pennsylvania...... Sept. 14, 1786 E lectors in the several States vote for Shays's Rebellion in Massachusetts President and Vice-President

1786

February, 1789

UNDER THE CONSTITUTION FIRST ADMINISTRATION—FEDERAL.

Speaker of the House, F. A. Muhlenberg.

Electoral vote counted. George WashMarch 4, 1789, to March 3, 1793. ington, of Virginia, receives the entire SEAT OF GOVERNMENT, New York City, electoral vote, 69, and is chosen Presi1789, and Philadelphia from Dec. 6, 1790. dent; and John Adams, of Massachusetts,

George Washington, Virginia, President. receives 34 votes and becomes Vice-Presi

John Adams, Massachusetts, Vice-Presi. dent....................... April 6, 1789 dent.

President takes the oath of office, New First Congress, first session, meets, York........

rst session, meets, York.................... April 30, 1789 New York. ................ April 6, 1789 First tariff bill passes....July 4, 1789

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