Hayward’s New England Gazetteer (1839) page 274
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perance reform. The greater part
of the working men follow the whale
trade, and come home only now and
then. . . . We are on the increase,
and hope in the eourse of a few years,
through the mercy of God, to rise
in point of virtue and respectabili-

The Mohegan church is between
three and four miles from Norwich
city, a few rods east of the public
road from Norwich to New London.
It is beautifully situated on an em-
inence commanding a fair view of.
Norwich at the north, and New
London at the. south. It was built
in 1831, at an.expense of between
six and seven hundred dollars, con-
tributed for the purpose mostly by
benevolent ladies in the cities of
Norwich, Hartford and New Lon-
don. ' This house is designed for the
use of the Mohegans, and the-white
inhabitants who reside on the re-
servation. The Mohegan school-
house is 40 or 59 rods south of the
chapel, at the foot of the hill, near
by which is the house for the teach-
er. About 100 rods west of the
chapel, on the summit of a-com-
manding eminence, was situated a
Mohegan fort, some traces of which
remain; they also had another fort
near the river.

“ Lo ! where a savage fortress frown’d
Amid yon blood-cemented ground,

A hallowed dome, with peaceful claim,
Shall bear the meek Redeemer’s name;
And forms like those that lingering stayed
Latest ’rjeath Calvary’s awful shade,

And eailiest pierc’d the gather’d gloom
To watch the Savior’s lowly tomb—

Such gentle forms the Indian’s ire
Have sooth’d and bade that dome aspire.
And now, where rose the murderous yell,
The tuneful hymn to God shall swell—
Where vengeance spread a fatal snare*
Shall breathe the red man’s contrite prayer.”

Moose Rivers.

Moose river, in Maine, is a large
tributary to Moosehead- lake. It:
rises in the western part of Somer-
set county, and after receiving the
waters of several large ponds in
that quarter, it passes through Bras-
sua lake, 4 or 5 miles W. of the

Moose river, m New Hampshire,
has its source on the N. side of the
White .Mountains, and unites with
the Androscoggin in Shelburne.—
Its source is very near that of Is-
rael’s river, which passes W. into
the Connecticut.

Moose river, in Vermont, is a
branch of the Passumpsic ; it rises
in Granby and East Haven, and
falls ifito .that river at St. Johnsbury.
This, in many places, is a rapid
stream,about 25 miles in length.

Moose Mead Lake, Me*

This lake, the outlet of which is
the source of Kennebec river, lies
in the county of Piscataquis. Its
form is very irregular. Its length
i3 between 40 and 50 miles, and its
breadth, in the widest part, about
12 mile3. The tributaries are nu-
merous, and flow from almost every
direction. It contains a number of
islands, the largest of which is Su-
gar island, containing 5,440 acres,
and Deer island, containing 2,000
acres. These islands are fertile, as
is the whole country surrounding
the lake, except in some places
where the banks are high and pre-
cipitous. The waters are deep and
abound in trout of an extraordinary

It is remarkable that the territory
surrounding this inland sea, possess-
ing in rich abundance all the ne-
cessary requirements for the uses
and comforts of man, and within
three hundred miles of the capital
of New England, should he left a
wilderness garden, uninhabited and
almost unexplored; while thous-
ands of Nev/ England men are press-
ing to distant regions, less health-
ful, and
less productive, when mar-
kets for surplus produce are consid-

The only settlement, of any con-
sequence, on the borders of this
beautiful lake, is
Haskett*s Planta-
, at the southern boundary.—


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