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Cranston. An arm of the bay ex-
tends westward, giving to Warwick
and East Greenwich a number of
excellent harbors. Vessels of 50
tons burthen pass to the flourishing
village of Apponaug, between 4
and 5 miles from the bay. This vil-
lage is pleasantly located, 10 miles
S. from Providence, and is the site
of considerable enterprize in ship
building, the fishery, and the coast-
ing trade.

Pawtuxet village is at the moiith
of Pawtuxet river, a port of entry,
and lays partly in Warwick, and
partly in Cranston. This beautiful
village, 5 miles S. from Providence,
is celebrated for its great hydraul-
ic power on navigable waters. War-
wick is eminently distinguished as
a manufacturing town ; but all we
can at present-state is, that but ve-
ry few villages in our country can
boast of a more valuable manufac-
turing interest, particularly in cot-
ton goods. As early as 1822, there
were 15 cotton and 2 woolen mills
in Warwick.

from Kent, in 1786. It is bounded
on the E. by Litqhfield, and is 38
miles W. from Hartford. The town
is watered by Shepaug river, a
branch of the Housatonick, and by
a large and handsome pond, called
Raumaug. Warren is hilly and
rocky, and in some parts mountain-
ous. It however produces butter,
cheese, beef, pork, some grain, and
considerable wool. Population, in
1830, 9S6.

Warwick, Mass.

Franklin co. This town is ele-
vated, and contains Mount Grace,
from which a delightful prospect is
presented. The soil isstrong, warm,
and produces excellent pasturage.
There are no considerable streams
in the town, and its manufactures
consist only of leather, scythes and
palm-leaf hats. Moose pond, a
pleasant sheet of water, furnishes
an abundance of fide trout, picker-
el and perch.

Warwick was incorporated in
1763. Population, 1837, 1,111. It
is 78 miles W. N W. from Boston,
and 14 E. by N. from Greenfield.

Warwick, R. I.

Kent co. This important town,
tbe Indian
Shawomety is situated
on fhe W. side of Narraganset bay,
5 miles S. from Providence. Pop-
ulation, 1820, 3,443 ; 1830, 5,529.
It contains an area of 54 square
miles. The surface of the town,
along the bay, is generally level,
but the westerly part is hilly, so :
much so that from some of the el-
evations, a large part of the state
may be seen in a clear day. The
prevailing soil is a gravelly .loam,
strong, and productive' of grain,
grass, fruits and vegetables. The
town is well supplied with a great
variety of fish, and forests of wal-
nut, oak and chesnut.

Pawtuxet river washes the north-
ern part of the town, and meets
the waters of the Narraganset at
this place, separating Warwick from

Warwick is the birth place of two
distinguished patriots and warriors.

Col. Christopher Green was
born in 1737. He was in the ill-
fated attack upon Quebec, in which
the brave Montgomery fell. He
was afterwards selected by Wash-
ington to take charge of Fort Mer-
cer, or Red Bank, N. J. For his
gallant defence of that Fort against
a superior force, in 1777, he ac-
quired the reputation of a brave,

; judicious and faithful officer. He
was assassinated in the most bru
tal manner, in 1781, by a party
of American royalists, while sta-
tioned on the border of Croton river,
New York.

Major General Nathaniel
was born in 1741. He died
in Georgia, in 1786. General Green
early received the particular favor
of Washington. This favor was
continued throughout the war, and
was strengthened by his ardent
patriotism, undaunted courage, pru-


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