This Day In Founders History – 5 November
On this day in 1768, the Treaty of Fort Stanwix was signed in present-day Rome, New York. The treaty was negotiated by Sir William Johnson and representatives of the Iroquois. It adjusted the boundary between Indian and British colonial settlements set by the Royal Proclamation of 1763. The British hoped to bring an end to the violence and the Iroquois hoped it would set a permanent line to prevent further colonial expansion.
One notable birthday on this day in history in 1779, that of Washington Allston, American painter and poet from South Carolina. Washington pioneered America’s Romantic movement of landscape painting. He was known for his bold use of light and atmospheric color. Allston was admitted to the Royal Academy in London at the age of 21. Allston was also a published poet. He was a big influence of American landscape painting. He was admired by Coleridge, Emerson and Longfellow.