a pleasant village oh the 2d New
Hampshire turnpike, which passes
N. W. through this town, contain-
ing a number of dwelling houses,
stores, mills, and a cotton and wool-
Hillsborough was formerly known
by the name of .Number 7 of fron-
tier towns. The first settlement
was made in 1741. The first chil-
dren born in Hillsborough were
John M’Calley and Mary Gibson,
who intermarried, and received as
a gift a tract of land, from the prin-
cipal proprietor. It was incorpo-
rated in 1772. Population, 1830,
Chittenden co. Platt river and
Lewis creek water this town. A
part of the town is mountainous,
but the soil is generally very good,
particularly for grazing. About
9,000 sheep are kept here, and
some products of the farms are ex-
ported. Hinesburgh contains a
pleasant village, and numerous
manufacturing operations are found
on its streams. First settled about
1785. Population, 1830,1,669. .It
lies 13 miles S. S. E. from Burling-
ton, and 26 W. from Montpelier.
Plymouth co. A pleasant town
on Boston harbor, and an agreeable
resort for citizens and strangers.
It lies 11 miles S. E. from Boston,
by water, and 14 by land. Hing-
ham cove is 5 miles S. W. from
Nantasket beach, about 6 W. from
Cohasset harbor, and 24 N. N. W.
from Plymouth. First settled, 1633.
Incorporated, 1635. Population, in
Major-general Benjamin Lin-
coln, was born in this town, Jan.
23, 1733; he died May 9, 1810.
This town is remarkable for its
healthiness and longevity. Dur-
ing 50 years, 8 persons died in one
house, whose average age was 84
About 80 sail of vessels belong to
this place, which are engaged ia
the cod and mackerel fishery, and
coasting trade;—aggregate tonnage
about 5,000 tons.
In this town is an iron foundry,
considerable ship building, a steam
bucket factory; and large quanti-
ties of other wooden wares are
manufactured, and some salt.
The amount of manufactures of
Hingham, for the year ending April
1, 1837, was $237,078. They con-
sisted of leather, boots, shoes, iron
castings, hats, ploughs, cabinet, tin
and wooden wares, silk, salt, ves- v
sels, umbrellas, spars and blocks,
cordage, carriages, hammers, and
hatchets. The product of the cod
and mackerel fishery, the same
year, was $113,700. Total amount
of the fishery and manufactures
Derby Academy, a free school,
and the Willard Private Academy,
are highly respectable seminaries,
and promise great privileges to pa-
A commodious steam-boat plies
between this and Boston, in sum-
mer months, two or three' times a
day. The hotels are large, and
furnish excellent accommodations.
Baker’s Hill presents extensive and
delightful views of Boston harbor.
An excursion to Hingham is very
Hinsdale, N. H.
Cheshire co. It is 75 miles S.
W. by W. from Concord. It is well
watered with springs and rivulets
of the purest water. The Connec-
ticut washes its western border;
and the Ashuelot runs through the
centre, forming a junction with the
Connecticut, a little below the great
bend, called Cooper’s point. Kil-
burn brook rises in Pisgah moun-
tain, runs S. and falls into Ashuelot
river. Ash-swamp brook rises in
West river mountain, runs a S. W.
course, and falls into the Connecti-
cut, near the side of Hinsdale’s fort