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head of the falls of Mascomy riv-
er. There are falls in the Connect-
icut in this town, which have been
Vocked and canalled by a company,
called the White River Company.
Lyman’s bridge‘connects this town
with Hartford, Vt. A medicinal
spring has been discovered. A
lead mine has been opened, and
there has been found on Enfield line,
near the outlet of the Great pond,
a vein of iron ore.

This, is a place of considerable
manufactures, and of extensive
trade. Lebanon was granted 1761.
It was the first town settled on Con-
necticut river to the N. of Charles-
town. The first settlers were a
hardy, brave people, tenacious of
their principles: most of them were
men of strong minds, good habits,
correct principles, and good com-
mon education. Population, 1830,

Lebanon, Ct.

New London co. Lebanon lies
30 miles S. E. from Hartford, and
10 N.
W. from Norwich. First
settled about 1700. Population, in
1830, 2,554. The surface of the
town is uneven—moderately Hilly J
The soil is of a chocolate color;—
a rich deep mould, very fertile, and
well adapted for grass. Husbandry
is the principal business of the in-
habitants. The village is on a street
more than a mile in length, wide,
pleasant and interesting: it was the
residence of the
Trumbull fami-
ly, celebrated for their genius and
patriotism. On the family tomb, in
the village, is the following inscrip-
tion to the memory of the first gov-
ernor Trumbull.

“ Sacred to the memory of Jonathan
Trumbull, Esq. who, unaided by birth
or powerful connexions, but blessed
with a noble and virtuous mind, arrived
to the highest station in government.
His patriotism and firmness during 50
years employment in public life, and
particularly in the very important part
he acted in the American Revolution,

as Governor of Connecticut 5 the
faithful page of History will record.

Full of years and honors, rich in be-
nevolence, and firm in the faith and
hopes of Christianity, he died August
9th, 1785, JEtatis 75.”

This tomb contains the ashes of two

governors, one commissary general,

and a signer of the Declaration of    *


Ledyard, Ct.

New London co. This town was
taken from Groton in 1836. It was
formerly called North Groton. It
is 7 miles N. by E. from New Lon-
don, and
8 S. from Norwich. There
is a pretty village, of some thirty
houses, at Gale’s ferry, on the
Thames. The population of the
town, in 1836, was about 2,000.

About twenty of the Pequot tribe
of Indians reside here : a miserable
remnant of a great and powerful


This town was named in honor
of two brothers, natives of Groton:

Col. Ledyard', the brave defend-
er of Groton Heights, in 1781;—
John- Ledyard, the celebra-
ted traveler, who died at Cairo, in
Egypt, in 1789, aged 38. John Led-
yard was probably as distinguished
a traveler as can be found on re-
cord. “Endowed with an original
and comprehensive genius, he be-
held with interest, and described
with, energy, the scenes and objects
around him; and by comparing them
with what he had seen in other re-
gions of the globe, he was enabled to
give his narrative all the varied ef-
fect of contrast and resemblance.”

This accurate observer of man-
kind pays the following tribute to
female character.

“ I have always remarked,” says
he, “ that women in all countries
are civil and obliging, tender and
humane: that they are ever inclin-
ed to be gay and cheerful, timo-
rous and modest; and that they do
not hesitate, like men, to perform


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