On this day

On this day in 1776, British Governor General Guy Carleton gives Sir John Johnson a Royal Warrant to raise a regiment of American loyalists in Canada; called the 1st King’s Royal Regiment of New York and American General Benedict Arnold notifies General Sullivan of his garrison’s successful movement out of Montreal, along with some spirits and molasses siezed in that town; in 1778, Washington’s army (including many Saratoga veterans) departs Valley Forge, Pennsylvania after spending a demoralizing winter at this encampment, Washington leads his men out, discovering that the British have abandoned Philadelphia after they learn of France’s entry into the war; in 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrives in New York City from France (it was made to memorize Franco-American alliance of 1778 which was made possible by the American Victory at Saratoga) and in 1947, the Quaker Springs Fire Department was chartered. 
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 following our twitter account @historysaratoga
 (Thank you to Deputy Historian Patricia Peck and Town Supervisor Thomas Wood for compiling information for this timetable.)

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