ally made of wool, woolen cloth,
salt and grain. This county suffer-
ed much during the' revolutionary
war. In 1778, the people were
compelled to surrender their tire
arms and 2,300 head of cattle to the
British. Incorporated, 1695. Pop-
ulation, 1820, 3,292; 1830, R,51S;
1837, 3,785: 32 inhabitants to a
square mile. There were on these
islands, in 1837, 11,281 sheep.
Summer, N. H.,
Coos co., is bounded N by Mills-
field and Errol, and comprises 23,-
040 acres. It was granted March
8, 1773, and is watered by the Am-
monoosuck and Androscoggin.—
Population, 1830, 65.
Windham co. West river passes
through this town and gives it a ’
good water power. The surface is
rough and hilly, but adapted to graz-
ing. Black mountain, near the cen-
tre, is a vast body of granite. Good
slate for buildings, and primitive
iimestone are found. There are in
Dummerston some manufacturing
concerns^and a considerable number
of sheep. Population, 1830,1,592:
90 miles S. from Montpelier, and 8
S. E. from Newfane.
Dunbarton, 3V. H.
Merrimack co. This town lies
9 miles S. W. from Concord, and 7
S. E. from Hopkinton. Population,
1830, 1,067. The situation of the-
town is somewhat elevated, though
there are but few hills, nor any
mountains. The air is clear, the
water is good, and the health of its
inhabitants is seldom interrupted by
sickness. The soil is good, pecu-
liarly suited for corn, wheat and or-
charding. Almost every lot in town
is capable of making a good farm.
The farmers here have good build-
ings and are excellent husbandmen.
The advantages in point of water
privileges are not great. The in-
habitants are principally descend-
ants of Scotch Irish, so called, from
the North of Ireland. Their pos-
terity still retain many traits of
character peculiar to that people.
Dunbarton was granted in 1751, to
Archibald Stark and others. Its
present name is derived from Dum-
barton, \xx Scotland, from whence
Stark emigrated. The first settle-
ment was made about 1749. Wil-
liam Stinson, horn in Ireland, came
to Londonderry with his father. He
was much respected and was a use-
ful man. James Rogers was from
Ireland, and father to Major Robert
Rogers. He was shot in the woods,
being mistaken for a bear.
Dumnore Bake, Vt.
Middlesex co. Nashua river wa-
ters the N. W. part of the town,
and passes into Nashua, N. H. The
surface of the town is level;—some
part of it is good land, but general-
ly it is light and sandy. It has no
manufactures, and only 315 sheep.
Population, 1837, 570. Incorpora-
ted, 1683. Dunstable lies 27 miles
N. W. from Boston, 18 N. hy W.
from Concord, and6 S. fromNashua.
Cumberland co. Located on the
S. side of Androscoggin river, and
united with Lisbon by a bridge.
This is a township of good land, and
farming is the principal occupation
of the inhabitants. Durham lies
25 miles N. from Portland and 31
S. W. from Augusta. Population,
1837, 1,832. Incorporated, 1789.
Durham, IV. H.,
Strafford co., is 32 miles E. by
S. from Concord, 11W. N. W.from
Portsmouth, and 7 S. from Dover.
Population, 1830,1,606. The situ-
ation of this town, upon the Piscat-
aqua and its branches, is very favor-
able both as to water power and
transportation. Oyster river,, one of