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the easterly part of this town and
the Passumpsic passes through the
westerly part. The land is moun-
tainous and most of it unfit for cul-
tivation. It li$s 45 miles N. from
Montpelier First settled, 1790.
Population, 1830, 33.

Bast Ilaven, Ct.

New Haven co. This town was
taken from New Haven, in 1785,and
is connected with New Haven by
abridge. Population, 1830, 1,229.
It has good navigable privileges,
and is watered byQuinnipiac river.
It has some trade, but the principal
employment of the inhabitants is
agriculture and fishing.

This was a great resort for the
Indians in former years. On
was an Indian fort and ceme-
tery. Bones of Indians of a large
size, and domestic and warlike im-
plements for savage use, have been
found here. The
Indian Well, in a
granite rock, on an island in Stony
river, is a curiosity. It is about 30
inches in diameter, very smooth at
the bottom. It is now about 5 feet
in depth, but formerly it was deep-
er. It was evidently formed by
the attrition of sand and pebbles
which passed over this rock, it being
at some former period, the bed of
the river. East Haven is pleasant-
ly located, and commands a fine
prospect of Long Island Sound.

East Kingston, N. H.

Rockingham co. Its soil is of an
excellent quality, and well adapted
to the cultivation of grain and grass.
Powow river crosses the S. W. part
of this town, having its sources in
the ponds of Kingston. The town
was incorporated Nov. 17, 173S.
Rev. Peter Coffin was settled here
in 1739. Population, 1S3U, 442. It
lies 40 miles S. E. by E. from Con-
cord, and 20 S. S. W. from Ports-

East Machias, Me.

Washington co. This is a flour-

ishing town on navigable waters.    \

It was incorporated in 1826, and is
the eastern part of Old Machias.

It lies on both sides of East Machi-
as river, 149 miles E. by N. from
Augusta. Population, 1837,1,282.

East Machias has a great water
power, a large number of mills, and
a very pleasant village. It is ex-
tensively    engaged in the    lumber    ;

trade.    j

Easton, Mass.    I

Bristol co. Two branches of Taun-
ton river water this town, on which    •    j

are a    woolen and 4 cotton    mills,    j

and various iron works. The man-
ufactures consist of cotton and wool-
en goods, pig iron, iron castings,
wire, boots, shoes, shovels, spades,
forks, hoes, cutlery, palm-leaf hats,
straw bonnets, surveyors’ instru-
ments and shoe pegs:—the value
of which in one year (exclusive of
woolen cloth, boots and shoes,)
amounted to 207,100. The manu-
facture of shovels, spades, forks and
hoes, amounted to $108,000. Eas-
ton lies 22 miles S? from Boston and
10 N. by W. from Taunton. In-
corporated, 1725. Population, 1837,


Eastport, Me.

Washington co. The township    ■

of Eastport embraces and is consti-
tuted of Moose, Dudley’s, Frede-
rick and Patmos islands, the chief
of which, whereon the village of
Eastport stands, is Moose island, in
sight of, and but a short distance
from, Indian and Campo Bello isl-
ands, belonging to the British. East-
port is a beautiful harbor in Passa-
maquoddy bay, on the eastern boun-
dary of the United States, and no-
ted for smuggling adventures by    !

strangers visiting the place dur-
ing the embargo and war. It is-    ]

about 7 miles N. by W. from West
Quoddy Head, 176 E. by N. from
Augusta, and about 30 E.N. E. from
Machias. The tide is very rapid,
and rises 25 feet. There are two

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