Hayward’s New England Gazetteer (1839) page 113
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wich, Middletown, and Bridgeport—there is a City Court, consisting of
the Mayor and two senior Aldermen, having cognizance of all civil
actions wherein the title of land is not concerned.

Succession of Governors since the Union of the Colonies under
the Charter in 1665.

John Winthrop, 1665—1676. William Leet, 1676—-1683. Robert
Treat, 1683—169S. Fitz-John Winthrop, 169S—1707. Gurdon Sal-
tonstall, 1708—1724. Joseph Talcott, 1725—1741. Jonathan Law,
1742—1751. Roger Wolcott, 1751—1754. Thomas Filch, 1754—1766.
William Pitkin, 1766—1769. Jonathan Trumbull, 1769—1784. Mat-
thew Griswold, 1784—1786. Samuel Huntington, 1786—1795. Oliver
Wolcott, 1796,1797. Jonathan Trumbull, 1798—1809. John Treadwell,
1S09—1811. Roger Griswold, 1811, 1812. John Cotton Smith, 1813—
1817. Oliver Wolcott, 1S17—1827. Gideon Tomlinson, 1827—1831.
John S. Peters, 1831—1833. Henry W. Edwards, 1833, 1834. Samuel
A- Foot, 1834-—1836. Henry W. Edwards, 1836—

Succession of Chief Justices.

Richard Law, 1785—1789. Eliphalet Dyer, 1789—1793. Andrew
Adams, 1793—1797. Jesse Root, 1798—1807. Stephen M. Mitchell,
1807—1814.    Tapping Reeve, 1814, 1815. Zephaniah Swift, 1815—

1819. Stephen T. Hosmer, 1819—1833. David Daggett, 1833—1835.
Thomas S. Williams, 1835—

Connecticut is divided into tbe eight following counties—Hartford,
New Haven, New London, Fairfield, Windham, Litchfield, Middlesex,
and Tolland. The face of the state is greatly diversified by bills and
valleys. In general it is so exceeding undulating or uneven, as to pre-
sent an everchanging variety of objects. The ranges of mountains from
the north, which terminate near New Haven, are not remarkable for their
elevation in this state. Connecticut is finely watered by the noble river
from which it derives its name, by tbe Thames, Housatonick, Nauga-
tuck, and other smaller streams. The soil varies from a gravelly loam
on the hills, to a rich and exceedingly fertile alluvial in the valleys. The
former is more particularly adapted to grazing, the latter to tillage. These
lands, in possession of an industrious class of freemen, yield, in great
abundance, all the varieties of products common to a northern climate.
The mineral resources of the state are not yet fully developed; hut
iron and copper ores of excellent qualities are found ; also, lead, cobalt,
marble and freestone. The mineral waters at Stafford are the most
celebrated. Manufacturing establishments are scattered over the state,


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