Hayward’s New England Gazetteer (1839) page 469
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thrust the winter out of doors. It
were endless to enter on a detail of
each faculty of learning Mr. Ger-
rish is master of, and I therefore
take his character in short hand.
philosopher is acute, ingenious
and subtle. The
divine, curious,
orthodox and profound. The
of a majestic air, without austerity
or sourness; his aspect is masterly
and great, yet not .imperious or
haughty. The
Christian is devout
without moroseness, or starts of ho-
ly frenzy, and enthusiasm. 'Lire"
preacher is primitivejBtkhSut the
occasional col^rs^bT whining, or
cant, md^TSiethodical, without in-
trijww5y or affectation; and which
Crowns his character, he is a man
of public spirit, zealous for the
conversion of the Indians, and of
great hospitality to strangers. He
gave us a noble dinner, and enter-
tained us with such pleasant fruits,
as I must own, Old England is a
stranger to.”

Wenlock, Vt.

Essex co. This mountain town
gives-rise to a principal branch of
Nulhegan river. The lands here
are too elevated for cultivation.

Wenlock lies 53 miles N. E. from
Montpelier. Population, in 1830,

Wentwortla, 3V. H.

Grafton co. This town is bound-
ed N. by Warren, E. by Rumney,
S. by Dorchester, and W. by Or-
ford. It is 15 miles N. W. from
Plymouth, and 52 N. N. W. from
Concord. This town is watered by
Baker’s river, on which is a fall of
18 or
20 feet, affording an excellent
privilege for all kinds of water ma-
chinery. The South branch of
Baker’s river passes through the
southerly part of this town and joins
the main branch near Rumney line.
There are but few ponds. Baker’s,
situated on Orford line, is the most
considerable ; the outlet of which
is called Pond brook, and affords
water sufficient for several valuable
mill seats. In the east part of the
town, lies part of Carr’s mountain,
covered in its natural state with a
heavy growth of forest trees. A
part of the elevation called Mount
Cuba lies in the W. part of Went-
worth. This mountain contains in-
exhaustible quantities of the best
limestone, of which a constanUsrrpr''
ply of good lime isjasde, and sold
at a low pri£©r^Tron ore is found
inv^rioffsparts. The soil is gen-
erally good; the lands in th'& vicin-
ity of the rivers are of the first
quality. Wentworth was granted
in 1766. It received its name from
governor Benning Wentworth.—
The first settlement commenced a
few years before the revolutionary
war. Articles of subsistence, po-
tatoes and seeds for the propagation
of vegetables, were transported
thither from the lower part of the
state on pack horses, hand-sleighs
and in knapsacks. Population, in

"Wesley, Me.

Washington co. We should like
to know the particular circumstan-
ces of "Wesley, which doubtless
was named in honor of one of the
best of men that ever lived—
It must be a thriving
town, for its population, for the
last 7 years, has increased from 80
to 232. But very little information
can be obtained respecting a town,
from merely its act of incorporation.

Wesifeorotigli, Mass.

Worcester co. This town lies on
the route of the Boston and Worces-
ter rail road, 32 miles W. from Bos-
ton, 10 E. from Worcester, and 3 1-2
N. W. from Hopkinton Springs.
It was taken from Marlborough in
1717. Population, 1830, 1,438; in
1837, 1,612.

As several persons were engaged
in a field spreading flax, in 1704,
tbe Indians rushed upon them from
tbe woods, and seized 4 boys, and


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