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from tbe year 1735 to their remo
val to. New Stockbridge, Oneida
county, New York. In 1735 there
were 90 adult Indians in the tribe,
of whom 52 were baptized by the
Rev. John Sargent, a faithful mis-
sionary, and their first spiritual

Stoddard, N. H.,

Cheshire co. Tljis-town is bound-
ed N. by Washington, E. by Wind-
sor and Antrim, S. by Nelson and
Sullivan, and W. by Gilsum and
Maplow. It is 14 miles N. N. E.
from Keene, and 42 W. S„W. from

This town is situated on the height
of land between Merrimack and
Connecticut rivers. It is mountain-
ous and very rocky. The soil is
better adapted to grazings than til-
lage. The south branch of Ashue-
lot river has its source n^ar the cen-
tre of the town. The streams in
the east section, fall into the Mer-
rimack ; those on the west, into the
Connecticut. There are fourteen
ponds, some of which are of con-
siderable magnitude.

This town -was formerly called
Limerick. It was incorporated in
1774, when it received the name of
Stoddard, from Col. Samson Stod-
dard, of Chelmsford, to whom with
several others it was granted. The
settlement commenced in June,

1769. The first family was that of
John Taggard, whose privations
and hardships were very great.
Their grain was procured at. Peter-
borough, at the distance of 20 miles,
which was conveyed by him on his
back through the pathless wilder-
ness. At one time, they.had noth-
ing, for six days, on which to sub-
sist, but the flesh of the moose.
Population, 1837, 1,159.

Stoneliam, Me.

Oxford co. Stoneham was incor-
porated in 1834. It lays westerly
of Albany, and comprises the grant
to Fryeburgh Academy. Popula- —
tion, 1837, 290.

Stoneliam, Mass.

Middlesex co. This is a small
town, rocky and uneven. It has
some good soil and much wood. In-
corporated, 1725. Population, 1837,


During jthe year ending April 1,

1837, there were made in this town
380,100 pairs of shoes; valued at
$184,717, employing more than
half its inhabitants.

Spot Pondy a beautiful sheet of
soft and pure water, lies in this
town, 8 miles N. from Boston. It
covers an area of 283 acres, and is
143 feet above high water mark,
at Boston.

Stonington, Ct.

New .London co. This town is
situated at the eastern extremity
of Long Island Sound; at the S. E.
cprner of the state, and on the line
of Rhode Island. It contains an
area of about six square miles. The
land is rocky and uneven, but fertile
and productive. A considerable
amount of agricultural products is
annually sent from this town to
Nantucket and other places. It is
watered by the Mystic and Pauca-
tuck, considerable streams, on
which are cotton, woolen and other
factories. Stonington was first set-
tled in 1649, and incorporated in
1658. "Population, 1830,3,401.

This place was bombarded by
British ships during the revolution-
ary war, and again on the 10th of
August, 1814, and gallantly de-

The harbor of Stonington sets up
from the Sound, opposite Fisher’s
island, and is well protected by an
expensive Breakwater.

This place is noted for the com-
mercial. enterprise of its people.

Large capitals are employed in the
whale, seal, and cod fisheries. Five
whale ships recently arrived, bring-


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