On this day

On this day in 1685, the Governor Dongan granted the petition of Pieter Schuyler, Robert Livingston, and others to purchase a tract of land on the upper Hudson from the Mohawk Indians; in 1783, the Continental Congress ratified preliminary articles of peace ending the War of Independence with Great Britain; in 1817 New York State Legislature finally approved construction of the Erie Canal; and in 2006, there was a Schuyler’s Easter egg hunt & roll at Fort Hardy park. 
On this day is a chronological timetable of events that occurred on this day in history around the Town of Saratoga. Discover what happened today in local history by subscribing to our blog at http://ift.tt/2czXtwq
 (Thank you to Deputy Historian Patricia Peck for compiling this timetable.)
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