Hayward’s New England Gazetteer (1839) page 24
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it is said, commenced a settlement
here in 1731; the same year that
they erected a fort at Crown Point.
The English came here about 1770.
Otter.Creek passes into the* town,
hut affords no important mill sites.
The surface of the town is low and
level. Mill and Pike rivers, are
small streams, which fall into the*
lake opposite to Crown Point. This
town lies about 12 miles W. N. W.
from Middlebury, and 40 W. S. W.
from Montpelier. Population 1830,
1,306.    V

Agamenticiis Mountain,

So called, being three elevations
of land in York, Me.,- about Ajmles
from the sea, and a noted land mark
for those on the coast to the north-
ward and eastward of Portsmouth
harbor. The highest .summit is 673
feet above the ocean. It is said
Saint M}spinquid died on this
mountain, iff 1682-y and that his
funeral was celebrated, .by the. In-
dians, by the sacrifice of 6711-wild;

Agawam,' Mass.

The Indian name of a river in
Wareham, and of a part of Westfield
river; and the name of a village on
Westfield river, 2 miles S. W; from

Albany, Me.

Oxford co. This town was incor-
porated in J803. It lies about 17
miles W. by N. from Paris, and 58
W. from Augusta. It is the source
of Crooked river, which empties in-
to S eh ago Lake. Population, 1837,
598.    ,

Albany, N. II.,

Strafford co., lies 60 miles N. by
E. from Concord, and 67 N. N. W.
from Dover. The principal river
in Albany, is Swift river, which
passes from W. to E. into the Saco,
at Conway. There are several
small streams in different parts of
the town, furnishing convenient
mill privileges.' These streams
Were once the residence of num-
bers of the heaver, otter, &c.—
There are several lofty hills and
mountains in this town, the highest
of which is called Chocorua, and is
visible from a great extent of coun-
try. It received its name from
Chocorua, an Indiah, who was kil-
led on the summit by a party of
hunters in time of peace, before
the settlement of the place. The
predominant rock of these hills is
granite—a soft, decomposing varie-
ty, in which the crystals and grains
of feldspar are very large. The soil
is fertile, being a sandy loam, mix-
ed occasionally with coarse gravel.
There are some fertile intervale
lands on the borders of Swift river.
This town has been considerably
retarded by a peculiar disease which
afflicts neat cattle. Young cattle
cannot, be reared, nor can cows or
oxen he kept here for a series of
.years, without being attacked by a
^singular and . fatal distemper. It
commences with a loss of appetite
—the animals refuse hay, grain and
salt—become emaciated ; an obstin-
ate costiveness attends, but tbe ab-
domen becomes smaller than in
health, and is diminished to one third
its original bulk. After these symp-
toms have continued for an indefi-
nite period, a brisk scouring comes
on, and the animals fall away and
die. Though superstition may have
found a reason in the dying curse
of the murdered Chocorua, philoso-
phy has not yet ascertained a satis-
factory cause for the disease. It is
probably owing to the properties
contained in the waters. This town
was granted Nov. 6, 1766, to Clem-
ent March, Joseph Senter and oth-
ers, and until the 2d July, 1833, it
bore the name of Burton. Popula-
tion in 1830, 325.

Albany, Vt.

Orleans co. This town was grant-
ed in the year 1781, by the name
of Lutterloh ; in 1815 it was chang-


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