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others, that the churches should
have a public standard or confession
of faith, agreeable to which the in-
struction of the college should be
conducted. Thi.s led to the adop-
tion of the
Saybrook Platform,
after the commencement in.i708.

David Gardiner, was* the Urst
white child
born in Connecticut.
The following was written upon a
blank leaf of an old bible, in pos-
session of John'G. Gardiner, Esqr.,
of Gardiner’s Island, N. Y.

“ In the yfear of our Lord, 1635,
the 10th of July, came I, Lion Gar-
diner and Mary my wife from Wor-
den, a town in Holland, where my
wife was born, being the daughter
of one DirickeWillemson deureant j
her mother’s name was Hachir,
and her aunt, sister of her mother,
was the wife of Wouter Leanerd-
son, old burger Muster, dwelling
in the hostrade, over, against the
Bruserin theUnicorne’s head; her
brother’s name was Punce Garret-
son, also old burger Muster. We
oame from Worden to London, and
from thence to New England, and
dwelt at Saybrook fort four years—
it is at the mouth of Connecticut
river—of which I was commander,
and there was born unto me a son,
named David, 1635, the 29th of
April, the first horn in that place,
and 1638 a daughter was born,
named Mary, 30th of August, and
then I went to an island of my own,
which I had bought and purchased
of the Indians, called by them Mon-
chonack, by us IsIe,of Wight, and
there was horn another daughter,
named Elizabeth, the 14th Septem-
ber, 1641, she being the first child
of English parents that was born

Saybrook is a very pleasant town,
and full of interesting associations.

Saxton’s River, Vt.,

Is formed in Grafton, Windham
county, traverses an eastern course
about 10 miles, and falls into the
Connecticut at Rockingham. It
is an excellent mill stream, and
derived its name from' a Mr.
who was drowned near its

Scantie River, Ct.

See East Windsor.

Scarborough, Me.

Cumberland co. This town lies
105 miles N. E. from Boston, and
60 S, W. from- Augusta. It con-
tains 30,634 acres of land, and a
population of 2,244.

A part of this town, called Black
point, lying upon the sea, was
granted by the. council of Plym-
outh to Thomas Cammock, in 1631;
this was soon after settled, and be-
came of considerable importance on
the coast in the fisheries and trade.
The land is held under that ancient
grant at the present day.- Another
settlement was early made by a
family of Algers, from England,
near the centre of the town, and
called Duastan corner, which name
it still bears. This was wholly de-
stroyed in the Indian war of 1675.
It was, however, revived.by a de-
scendant in the female line, through
whom that race is still 'perpetua-

Scarborough is principally an ag-
ricultural town, for which purpose
it furnishes some rich soil, and has
a large quantity of salt marsh.—
Ship building, however, continues
to be pursued here, although not to
the extent it formerly was. Nou-
suck river passes through' the’ whole
length of the town. Its present
name was given to it in 1658, when
it submitted to the government of
Massachusetts; previously the east-
ern. side of the river and Marsh
was called Black point, and the
western, Blue point, names which
are still in familiar use.

This town has the honor of being
the birth place of the distinguished
Rufus King, and his
half brother,
William King,
the first governor of Maine.


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