1629 - Parliament dissolved / Puritans receive Royal charter for a self-governing colony.
1650 - First international boundary in America is established on Long Island.
1664 - Duke of York gets Charter / Stuyvesant cedes New Amsterdam
1666 - Second Anglo-Dutch War, East Hampton receives Nicolls Patent.
June, 1682 - East Hampton delivers grievance and petition of liberty of a “Generall and free Assembly of our Representatives”
Feb. 6th, 1685 - Duke of York ascends throne as King James II.
June 10, 1686 - King James issues new commision to Gov. Dongan
Dec. 9, 1686 - First meeting of Gov. Dongan with his council under his new commission - East Hampton Town Patent issued.
April 9, 1691 - A new assembly is had under the authority of William and Mary
July 4th, 1776 - the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence
1777 - New York adopts a sovereign constitution of democratic government.
9. [Assembly may determine qualifications and election of members.]
[III. Council of Revision - Governor, Chancellor & Judges of the Supreme Court.]
[IX. Assembly to proceed in like manner as assembly of colony.]
[X. Constitution of, and eligibility requirements for, Senate]
[XIII. Protection from interference with rights and liberties.]
[XVIII. Governor is General and Commander in Chief of Militia and Admiral of Navy.]
[XXX. Appointment of Delegates to the General Congress of the United States of America.]
[XXXI. Preamble of all laws to be “by the people of the State of New York.”
[XXXVII. Puchases or contracts of sale with Indians prohibited.]