1782 Dietz family massacred.
small Indian war party killed nine people in the Dietz family near
Beaver Dam in the Schoharie Valley. The victims were scalped and all
their buildings were destroyed.
1782 Peace negotiations begin.
British government begins peace negotiations in Paris, France. American
representatives were: Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, John Jay, and
General Frederick Haldimand of Canada orders Major Ross to Oswego
to rebuild the fort at that location.
1782 Farms in Schoharie attacked.
Crysler led a small war party and attacked the Zimmer farm along Foxes
Creek in the Schoharie Valley.
Jul 1782 Cessation of hostilities called for.
General Haldimand issued a letter calling for a cessation of hostilities
against the Rebels pending the outcome of peace negotiations in Paris.
30, 1782 Preliminary peace articles.
articles of peace were adopted in Paris.
9, 1783 Willett sets out to attack Ft. Oswego.
Col. Marinus Willett set out from Fort Herkimer to attack Fort Oswego
and dislodge the British who were holding the fort. Willett’s
Indian guides became lost and the mission was compromised. He was
forced to return to Ft. Herkimer.
19, 1783 Congress issues proclamation.
issued a proclamation ending all hostilities with Great Britain.
3, 1783 Treaty of Paris.
formal Treaty of Paris of 1783 is signed, ending the Revolutionary