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British General Edward Braddock was dispatched with Major George Washington as his aide to take Fort Duquesne.The British and colonial force were defeated at Braddock's Field.During Pontiac's Rebellion, native tribes conducted a siege of Fort Pitt for two months until Colonel Henry Bouquet relieved it after the Battle of Bushy Run.
By 1797, glass manufacture began, while the population grew to around 1,400.
Settlers came via routes over the Appalachian Mountains or through the Great Lakes.
It was served by numerous river steamboats, that increased trading traffic on the rivers.
In the 1830s, many Welsh people from the Merthyr steelworks immigrated to the city following the aftermath of the Merthyr Rising.
The following year, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was started, and in 1787, the Pittsburgh Academy was chartered.
Unrest during the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 resulted in federal troops being sent to the area.
A 1769 survey referenced the future city as the "Manor of Pittsburgh".
Both the Colony of Virginia and the Province of Pennsylvania claimed the region under their colonial charters until 1780, when they agreed under a federal initiative to extend the Mason–Dixon line westward, placing Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.
During this period, the powerful nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, based in New York, had maintained control of much of the Ohio Valley as hunting grounds by right of conquest after defeating other tribes.
By the terms of the 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the Penns were allowed to purchase the modern region from the Iroquois.
Lord Jeffrey Amherst ordered blankets contaminated from smallpox victims to be distributed in 1763 to the tribes surrounding the fort.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating