8 The American Patriot
November 2, 2007and Colden in America.
Franklin is at the Albany Congress, in Colden’sNew York province.
, son o Colden’s surveyor, enters thecolonial militia.
Franklin goes to England, spurs and guides the hu-manist inventors and developers o the Industrial Revolution.
Colden, James Clinton’s amily sponsor, becomeslieutenant governor o New York.
, colonial militia ocer, goes toEngland. He inspects the newly completed
, which Franklin’s circle had organized the Duke o Bridge-water to construct. This canal opens Manchester to industry,and the little Franklin circle quickly builds other canals, nu-merous inventions, mining, and the rst steam engine. Schuy-ler determines that such a canal must be built in America.
Franklin directs the American strategy or thedevelopment o the West. He creates the Illinois company, whichcomes under the management o Robert Morris and James Wil-son, Illinois planned to be populated bygovernment-aided settlers with cheapmortgages. Under the British yoke, Frank-lin struggles to create Ohio.
dissembles to Franklin that althoughhe approves o Franklin’s Ohio scheme,other Brits oppose it, because they will notpermit the establishment o a settled powerin the interior o North America.
Birth o James Clinton’s son,
James Clinton becomes a colo-nel in the Patriot militia, a brigadier gen-eral the next year.
The American Revolution.The Americans take areas o the Westrom the British. But the British remainthere, surrounding and menacing the rstsettlers rom British Canada. The West iscut o rom the new U.S.A. to the east,by the mountains.
(age 2) joins his great uncle—Benjamin Frank-lin—in Paris. Williams sets up his base inNantes, as the Continental Congressagent in charge o arms supplies beingshipped rom France.
George Clinton, brother o Gen.James Clinton and son o Colden’s sur-veyor, becomes the rst governor o NewYork State (governor 1777-95, 1801-04).His nephew DeWitt begins political lie assecretary to Governor Clinton.
goes to France bear-ing messages to
, then tours andintensively inspects the canals in Holland.
British and Tories direct the Indians in the horrible,long-remembered massacre at Cherry Valley, N.Y.
Gen. James Clinton, ordered by Washington to takecommand at Lake Otsego, to punish the Cherry Valley mas-sacre perpetrators, amously dams the lake at its outfow intothe Susquehanna River, raising the lake level, and when ready,bursts the dam so that his heavily laden supply boats get sweptdown the river to reach General Sullivan.
marries Elizabeth, daughter o Philip Schuyler.
At Revolution’s end,
worksin New York plotting the route or a canal to Lake Erie, and inthe middle Atlantic or routes to the Ohio River. Organizingor these canals by Washington and Hamilton leads to the as-sembling o the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.Elkanah Watson, back rom Europe, meets with Washing-ton to discuss the development o a New York canal to LakeErie.
(clockwise rom the top let): Gen. Winfeld Scott, top U.S. militarystrategist; Gen. Joseph Gardner Swit, leader o West Point; John C. Calhoun, pro-nationalist statesman, beore succumbing to intrigues and becoming a “Southern” anatic;President James Monroe, who sponsored the paper politically, and whose son-in-law,Samuel Gouverneur, fnanced it.