October 7

The Proclamation Line, which forbids settlement west of Appalachian Mountains to prevent clashes between the colonists and Native Americans, is established. 10,000 British troops are stationed in the colonies to enforce compliance.

1765 The Stamp Act Congress convenes in New York City to petition the King for the repeal of the Stamp Act. Nine colonies send representatives with 27 delegates.
Massachusetts – James Otis, Oliver Partridge, Timothy Ruggles;
Rhode Island – Metcalf Bowler, Henry Ward;
Connecticut – Eliphalet Dyer, David Rowland, William Samuel Johnson;
New York – Robert R. Livingston, John Cruger, Phillip Livingston, William Bayard, Leonard Lispenard;
New Jersey – Robert Odgen, Hendrick Fisher, Joseph Borden;
Pennsylvania – John Dickinson, John Morton, George Bryan;
Delaware – Thomas McKean, Caesar Rodney;
Maryland – William Murdock, Edward Tilgman, Thomas Ringgold;
South Carolina – Thomas Lynch, Chrisopher Gadsden, John Rutledge.
The Massachusetts Assembly had sent a letter to the House of Representatives or burgesses of all colonies inviting them to meet to consult. It was arranged to start on the first Monday of October. Timothy Ruggles was elected chairman beating James Otis by a single vote. It ends on October 25.

1769 British Explorer Captain James Cook discovers New Zealand.

1776 Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.

1777 The Continental Congress begins working on the Articles of Confederation. The Articles are completed on November 15, 1777

1777 American forces under Major General Horatio Gates repelled the British General John Burgoyne’s attempt to take their fortified position on the Bemis Heights in Western New York.

1780 The Battle of King’s Mountain in South Carolina. American troops led by Isaac Shelby and John Sevier defeated Major Patrick Ferguson and one-third of General Cornwallis’ army. After this battle Cornwallis abandons plans to invade North Carolina.

1787 The German Born Henry Muhlenberg, founder of the U.S. Lutheran Church, dies.

Celebrated Birth:
William Samuel Johnson (b. 1727 – November 14, 1819) Connecticut delegate to Stamp Congress 1765, member of the Constitutional Convention, signed the Constitution of the United States.

Caesar Rodney (b. 1728 – June 29, 1784) Delaware delegate to Stamp Congress 1765, member of Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence, President of Delaware.

For a Spiral Bound book with information on events that happened on each day of the year during the American Revolutionary Period goto: American Revolutionary Period: 1760-1789

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