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lege, and other pious persons, com-
miserating his condition, instructed
him in the Christian religion.—
Obookiah soon became hopefully
pious, and strongly advocated a mis-
sion to his countrymen. Other na-
tives of his island were found, and
a school was established for their
benefit at Cornwall. In 1S20, the
number of pupils in this school was
29, of whom 19 were American In-
dians, and 6 from the islands of the
Pacific ocean. Obookiah sickened
and died in Cornwall in 1318. The
following is the inscription on his
monument in the village grave

“In memory of Henry Obookiah,
a native of Owyhee. His arrival in
this country gave rise to the For-
eign Mission School, of which he
was a worthy member. He was
once an Idolater, and was designed
for a Pagan Priest; but by the grace
of God, and by the prayers and in-
structions of pious friends,he became
a Christian. He was eminent for
piety and missionary zeal. When
almost prepared to return to his na-
tive isle to preach the gospel, God
took him to himself. in his last
sickness he wept and prayed for
Owyhee, but was submissive. He
died without fear, with a heavenly
smile on his countenance and glory
in his soul, Feb. 17th, 1818, aged

Coventry, X. H.,

Grafton co., is 70 miles N. N.
W. from Concord, and 12 E. S. E.
from Haverhill. This town is wa-
tered by branches of Oliverian brook
and Wild Amonoosuck rivers. In
the S. E. part of Coventry is Moose-
hitlock mountain. Owl-head moun-
tain lies in the W. part of this town.
Coventry presents a rough and
mountainous aspect, and the soil in
several parts is not capable of cul-
tivation. This town was granted
Jan. 31, 1764, fo Theophilus Fitch
and others, and was settled after the
commencement of the revolutionary
war. Population, 1S30, 441.

Coventry, Vt.

Orleans co. This is a good town-
ship of land, and is watered by Bar-
ton’s and Black rivers, two good
mill streams, running north into
Memphremagog lake. First set-
tled, 1800. Population, 1830, 728.
The south part of the lake lies in
Coventry, and gives i-t some trade
to Canada. Here are about 2,500
sheep. Coventry lies 47 miles N.
by E. from Montpelier, and has Iras-
burgh on the south.

Coventry, R. I.

Kent co. This is a very large
township, extending to the north
line of Connecticut, and admirably
watered by numerous ponds and by
Flat river, an important branch of
the Pawtucket. Coventry has long
been noted for the number and va-
riety of its manufactures, particu-
larly of cotton and wool. The soil
of the town is well adapted to agri-
cultural pursuits: it is well improv-
ed, and a large amount of the pro-
ducts of the dairy, &c., is annually
produced. There are a number of
pleasant villages in Coventry, all
of which are flourishing, both in
manufacturing and trade. This
town was distinguished for its pat-
riotism during the revolutionary
contest. Coventry was incorpora-
ted in 1742. It lies 10 miles S. W.
from Providence, and 8 N. W. from
East Greenwich. Population, 1830,

Coventry, Ct.

Tolland co. The Wangombog, a
beautiful poud, and the Skungamug,
Hop and Willimantic rivers, give
Coventry a good water power. In
the south part of the town are two
cotton and two woolen manufacto-
ries, a machine shop and other im-
portant mechanical operations by
water. This town was the gift of

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