A History of New England; Containing Historical and Descriptive Sketches of the Counties, Cities and Principal Towns of the Six New England States,

A History of New England; Containing Historical and Descriptive Sketches of the Counties, Cities and Principal Towns of the Six New England States,

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...in 1763, and was occupied by the Presbyterian and Congregational societies alternately. The Friends' meeting-house is in the north part of the town, and was built in 1765. Dearborn Academy, founded in 1851, is a substantial brick building, 54 by 40 feet. The late Dr. Edward Dearborn, an eminent physician and distinguished citizen, secured to it an endowment of $15,000. Mesheeh Wearc, usually mentioned as a resident of Hampton Falls, resided within the limits of the town. He was distinguished for his influence in the Revolution, and he became the first governor of the State. A handsome monument to his honor stands in the village of Hampton Falls. Seabrook was granted June 3, 1768, to Jonathan Weare and others. Its present population is 1,609. Salem, in the south-western part of the county, was chartered May 11, 1750, and now contains 1,603 inhabitants. The surface is uneven, but the soil is fertile. The Spiggot River flows through the centre of the place, and furnishes good mill-privileges. The town contains a woollen-mill and several factories and machine-shops. The Congregational church was formed Jan. 30, 1740, and Rev. Abner Bagley ordained. There are two other churches. Hon. Silas Betton, a graduate of Dartmouth, was elected to Congress in 1802. Candia, a town of 1,456 inhabitants, is on the highest land between the Merrimack and the ocean, so commanding an extensive view, and rendering the town exceptionally healthy. The White Mountains, Wachusett, Plum Island and the ocean can be seen from the village. Farming is the principal occupation; the soil is good, and fruit and vegetables find a ready market at Manchester, with which city the town is connected by the Portsmouth and Concord Railroad. Shoe manufacturing is also carried on. The town...show more

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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236540808
  • 9781236540805