Montreal Upper Yellowstone, on old Indian trail along east slope of the mountains, challenging Spanish trade goods.
January 1 - Threatened by three hostile forces, Vermont is advised by Gen. George Washington, a skilled surveyor, to limit jurisdiction to undisputed territory.
February 22 - Vermont accepts the prescribed delimitation.
March 1 - It is proposed, in Congress, to treat Vermont as hostile, failing submission to the terms of 20 August 1781, and to divide it between New York and New Hampshire, along the ridge of the Green Mountains; and that the Commander-in-chief employ the Congressional forces to further this resolution.
In the course of this year John Molson, the future pioneer of Canadian steam navigation, arrives in Canada.
Councillor Finlay proposes to establish English schools in Canadian parishes, and to prohibit using the French language in the Law Courts after a certain time.