Hayward’s New England Gazetteer (1839) page 178
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The first marriage in the town was
solemnized in this building. The
treat on the occasion was pork and
peas. Guilford borough was incor-
porated in 1815. It is handsomely
located two miles from Long Island
Sound, on a tract of alluvial plain,
and near a small stream called the
Menunkatuc. The buildings in the
borough are neat, but somewhat
antiquated in their appearance.—
Guilford is a place of resort for sea
air and bathing, The accommoda-
tions are very good. The scenery
in the vicinity of Sachem’s Head
is wild and picturesque. The soil
of Guilford i3 well adapted to agri-
cultural pursuits, to which, and some
coasting trade, the principal part of
the inhabitants are devoted. It lies
16 miles E. from New Haven, and
36 S. from Hartford. Population.
1330, 2,344.

Haddam, Ct.

One of tbe county towns of Mid-
dlesex co. Incorporated, 1668. This
town lies on both sides of Connec-
ticut river. Haddam Society, on
the W. side, is the largest part of
the town, and the seat of justice.
That part of Haddam on the E. side
is called Haddam Neck. There
is but little alluvial land in Had-
Uam. The principal part of the
township is hilly and stony, 'with
considerable forests. There are
valuable quarries of granite on both
sides of the river. About 150 men
are annually employed in quarry-
ing it, and about $70,000 worth of
stone is annually exported. There
are many vessels built at Haddam.
The timber in this quarter of the
county is well adapted for that pur-
pose. The village of Haddam is
pleasant, and -has a good prospect
of the river. It lies 23 miles S.
from Hartford, and 8 S. E. from
Middletown. Population, 1830, 2,-

David Brainerd, the devoted
missionary among the Indians, first
drew his breath in Haddam,

If the greatness of a character
is to he estimated by the object it
pursues, the danger it braves, the
difficulties it encounters, and the
purity and energy of its motives,
David Brainerd is one of the great-
est characters that ever appeared
in’ the world. Compared with this
standard of greatness, what little
things are the Alexanders, the C®.
sars, the conquerors of the whole
earth. A nobler object no human
or angelic mind could ever propose
to itself than to promote the glory
of the great Governor of the Uni-
verse, in studying and laboring to
diffuse purity and happiness among
his unholy and miserable creatures.

“‘His life and diary among the
Indians,’ says a celebrated English
divine,4 exhibits a perfect pattern
of the qualities which should dis-
f tinguish the instructor of rude and
barbarous tribes; the most invinci-
ble patience and self denial, the
profoundest humility, exquisite pru-
dence, indefatigable industry, and
such a devotedness to God, or rath-
er such an absorption of the whole
soul in zeal for the divine glory
and the salvation of men, as is
scarcely paralleled since the age of
the apostles.’ ”

This faithful servant of Christ
died at the house of the Rev. Jona-
than Edwards, at Northampton,
Mass., October 10, 1747, aged 30.

Hadley, Mass.

Hampshire co. This is a plea-
sant town on the E. bank of Con-
necticut river, and unites with
Northampton by a beautiful bridge,
T,030 feet in length. It was first
settled in 1647. Incorporated, 1661.
Population, 1837, 1,805. It lies S3
miles W. from Boston. Two small
streams afford tbe town some water
power. Hadley contains a large and
fertile tract of alluvial meadow.
The village, situated on the river,
is pleasant, and contains many neat
and valuable buildings.

Hadley was a retreat of the cele*


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