Hayward’s New England Gazetteer (1839) page 358
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I would be the first to meet the
friendship of the United States as
an independent power. The mo-
ment I see such sentiments and
language as yours prevail, and a
disposition to give this country the
preference, that moment I shall say
—let the circumstances of language,
religion, and blood have their nat-
ural full effect.”

I dare not say that these were
the king’s precise words; and it is
even possible that I may have, in
some particulars, mistaken his
meaning ; for although his pronun-
ciation is as distinct as I ever heard,
he hesitated sometimes between
members of the same period. He
was, indeed, much affected, and I
was not less so, and therefore I can-
not be certain that I was so atten-
tive, heard so clearly, and under-
stood so perfectly, as to be confident
of all his words, or sense. This I
do say, that the foregoing is his ma-
jesty’s meaning, as I then under-
stood it, and his own words, as near-
ly as I can recollect them.

The king then asked me whether
1 came last from France ; and upon
my answering’ in the affirmative, he
put on an air of familiarity, and,
smiling, or rather laughing, said,
* There is an opinion among some
people that you are not the most at-
tached of all your countrymen to
the manners of France.’ I was
surprised at this, because I thought
it an indiscretion, and a descent
from his dignity. I was a little em-
barrassed; but determined not to
deny truth on the one hand, nor
lead him to infer from it any attach-
ment to England, on the other, I
threw off as much gravity as I
could, and assumed an air of gaiety,
and a tone of decision, as far as was
decent, and said, ‘ That opinion,
sir, is not mistaken: I must avow to
your majesty, I have no attachment
but to my own country.’ The king
replied as quick as lightning,c An
honest man will never have any

The king then said a word or two
to the secretary of state, which be-
ing between them I did not hear,
and then turned round and bowed
to me, as is customary with all kings
and princes when they give the sig-
nal to retire. I retreated, stepping
backwards, as is the etiquette ; and
making my last reverence at the
door of the chamber, I went to my

Mr. Adams died on the 4th of Ju-
ly, IS26, with the same words on
his lips which fifty years before,
on that day, he had uttered on the
floor of Congress, “ Independence

Quinebaug River.

This beautiful stream rises in
Mashapaugpond, in Union, Ct. It
passes N. to Brimfield, Mass., then
a S. E. course to Thompson, Ct.,
where it receives French river from
the north. It then traverses a S.
direction about 30 miles, affording
fertility and a great hydraulic pow-
er in its course, when it joins the
Shetucket, near the city of Nor-
wich, and takes the name of that
river to the Yantic. These three
streams form the Thames.

^uinepiack River, Ct*

This river rises in Bristol and
Farmington, and passes through
Southington, Cheshire, Meriden,
Wallingford, and falls into Long
Island Sound at New Haven. This
is a pleasant mountain stream, of
considerable power, and about 30
miles in length.

Quoddy Head, Me.,

Or West Quoddy Head, the west-
ern entrance into Passamaquoddy
bay. It is in N. lat. 44° 55', W.
Ion. 66° 49'. It has a light house
45 feet in height. See
Lubec and

Race Point, Mass.

The N. W. extremity of Cape


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