A History and Description of New England, General and Local; Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont Volume 1

A History and Description of New England, General and Local; Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...to the growth of grasses, of which very heavy crops are cut every year. To the production of hay for the Boston market the farmers devote much of their time, --more than one thousand tons being annually exported. The principal river is Lamprey, passing through in a southerly direction, and emptying into Great bay: Oyster river, rising in Wheelwright's pond in Lee, passes through Durham, and falls into the Piscataqua. Both of these rivers furnish several excellent mill-sites. The town has one village and two church edifices--Congregational and Christian Baptist; two school districts, one academy, and one post-ofiiee: also, several saw-mills and grist-mills, and a paper-mill. The Boston and Maine Railroad intersects the town. Population, 1,497; valuation, $546,953. Easr Kmesron, Rockingham county, forty-two miles southeast from Concord, was formerly a part of Kingston, the settlement of which was commenced very early, as it was incorporated in 1694. The names of William and Abraham Smith are found among the first settlers of that part of the parent town embraced within the subject of this notice. East Kingston was incorporated November 17, 1738. Jeremy Webster was authorized to call the first parish meeting, which was held January 10, 1739. A meeting-house was built at an early period, and immediately after the incorporation of the town the inhabitants appeared to be interested in sustaining religious worship. At a parish meeting, held May 29, 1739, a committee was chosen to go out and consult the vor.. 1. 41 I neighboring ministers for counsel and advice about calling a minister to settle in the place. June 14th, the committee reported, "that the ministers would do what they could to assist if we conclude to go on, and if we do, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 452 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 803g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236758315
  • 9781236758316