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Peeling, N. H.

Grafton co. This town is 20. miles
N. from Plymouth, and 60,N. from
Concord. The Pe-migewasset pas-
ses through its E. section. The three
branches'of this river unite in the
N. part of Peeling. There are sev-
eral brooks and rivulets which sup-
ply this place with a number of toill
privileges.- The ponds are numer-
ous. Cushman’s mountain, in' the
S. W., Black mountain in the N.
W., and Blue mountain in the W.
are the highest elevations. Among
these mountains, branches of the
Wild Ainonoosuck and Baker’s riv-
ers, and Moosefiiliock brook, have
their sources. On the last stream
there is a beautiful cascade.' There
are here two springs which have
been termed medicinal. Peeling
was settled about 1773. Popula-
tion, 1830, 291.

Pelbam, X. H.

Hillsborough co This town is
distant 37 miles S. from Concord,
and 19 S.E. fromAmherst. Here are
three ponds, called Gumpas, Island,
and North ponds. Beaver river
passes* through the tovvhi. On this
river and the tributary streams
there is much valuable meadow.—
The inhabitants depend principally
on agriculture for the means of sup-
port. Much timber and copd wood
are carried annually to the banks of
the Merrimack, and-thence convey-
ed to Newbury port, or to Boston
through Middlesex canal. The
first settlements were made in 1722.
The town was incorporated in 1746,
about 5 years after the state line was
established, by which a part was
separated from Dracut, Mass. Pop-
ulation in 1830, 1,075.

Pelbam, Mass.

Hampshire co. This town Iie3
80 miles W. from Boston, and 13 N.
E. from Northampton. It was in-
corporated in 1*742. Population, in
1837, 957. The surface of the
town is elevated and uneven; the
soil is hard but productive,- Swift
and Fort rivers afford it mill privi-
leges. Some palm-leaf hats are
made here.

Some years ago the notorious
Stephen Burroughs profaned the
Christian sabbath, by imposing him-
self on the innocent people of Pel-
ham as a minister of the gospel.

Pemadumcook Lake, Me.,

Or tb$ Bamedumpkok. This
large lake is of very irregular form,
containing a great number of isl-
ands,and lies a few miles N.from Ba-
ker’s mountain. It receives the
waters of numerous lakes, or col-
lections of water, lying between it
and the eastern sources of the
Moose Head. The soil on the bor-
ders of the Pemadumcook, and the
lakes connected with it, is remark-
ably ferule. The Jo Mary lakes
are beautiful sheets of water, and
are surrounded by some of the best
timbered land in the state. They
lie near the Pemadumcook; and the
facilities afforded for rafting lumber
down the Penobscot, through that
lake, render that section of country
very valuable.

Pembroke, Me*

Washington co. Population, in
1837,866. Wheat crop, same year,
1,216 bushels. It lies 178 miles
from Augusta.

See “ Down East.”

Pembroke, X. II.,

Merrimack co., lies 60 miles N.
W. from Boston, and 6 S. E. from
Concord. This town is generally
well watered. The Suncook, on the
S. E. boundary, furnishes many val-
uable water privileges. The main
street extends nearly on a parallel
with Merrimack river in a straight
course about three miles, and is very
pleasant. On this are situated the
academy and the principal village.
Pembroke has a variety of soils,
mostly very productive. On the


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