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in width from half a mile to a mile
and a half. They lay near the
Aroostook and constitute the head
waters of the eastern branch of Pe-
nobscot river.
Seboois River is
their outlet. See
Penobscot River.

Sedgwick, Me.

Hancock co. Sedgwick lies on
the west side of Blue Hill bay, 87
miles E. from Augusta, and about
25 S. by W. from Ellsworth. In-
corporated, 1789. Population, 1837,
1,784. This town has good harbors
and enjoys gre$t privileges for nav-
igation. A number of vessels are
owned here employed in the coast-
ing trade and fishery, and ship
building is an important branch of
business. The soil of the town is
not So productive as that more dis-
tant from the sea, still it is abundant-
ly able to supply its own people
with bread stuffs and all the varie-
ties of fruits and vegetables com-
mon to a New England climate.

This town was named in honor
of Theodore Sedgwick, an em-
inent statesman and jurist, a senator
to Congress, and for many years a
judge of the supreme court of Mas-
sachusetts. He died at Boston in
1813, aged 66, highly valued by his
friends and coutitry.

Seekonk, 'Mass.

Bristol co. This town is watered
by Seekonk, or Pawtucket river,
also by Ten mile river, a good mill
stream. It lies 41 miles S. from
Boston, 4 E. by N. from Provi-
dence, R. I., and 14 S. W. from
Taunton. It was taken from Re-
hoboth in 1812. Population, 1837,
2,016. There are three cotton mills
in the town, which constitute the
principal manufactures; the annu-
al value of which is about $80,000.

Seven Mile Brook, Me.

This stream rises by several
branches in the counties of Somer-
set and Franklin; it runs in a south-
eastern direction, about 35 miles,
affording mill privileges to the towns
of Kingfield and New Portland,
and mingles with the Kennebec at
Anson, 40 miles N. E. from Augus-

Seymour Bake, Vt.

See Charleston.

Shaftsbury, Vt.

Bennington co. This town lies
between the Battenkill and Wal-
loomsac, and gives' to those rivers
some tributaries. West mountain
lies in this town and Arlington.
Shaftsbury lies 97 miles S. S. W.
from Montpelier, and 8 N. from
Bennington. First settled, 1763.
Population, 1830, 2,143. Among
tbe first settlers was the Hon.
nas Galusha, late governor of
the state. He was a captain in the
militia in 1777, and commanded a
company of the “ Green mountain
boys,” at the battle of Bennington.

Although the surface of Shafts-
bury is elevated, the soil is gener-
ally of an excellent quality ; it feeds

12,000 sheep, and its products of
beef cattle and of the dairy are
considerable. There are valuable
beds of iron ore in the town, pine
timber and quarries of beautiful
marble. Ithas a number of manu-
facturing concerns on its small
streams, a pleasant village and a
school fund of $10,000.

Shapleigh, Me.

York co. Between Shapleigh and
Acton are some pleasant ponds, the
source of Mousum river which emp-
ties into the sea at Kennebunk. A
bed of rich bog iron ore has recent-
ly been discovered in the town,
which promises' great usefulness.
The surface of the town is gener-
ally level, and the soil favorable for
the growth of wool, grass, wheat
and other grain. Here are iron
works and other manufactures.

Shapleigh was incorporated, 1785.


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