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harbor of Holmes's Hole, in this town, is on Vine-
yard Sound. This harbor is large and safe, and
of sufficient depth of water for the largest mer-
chantmen. The village at this harbor is pleasant,
large, and quite a place of business. There are
some high lands near the harbor, but the town is
generally level. There is much good land in the
town. Lagoon Pond communicates with Holmes's
Hole by an opening which is only 4 rods wide and
7 feet deep at high water. The pond is 3 miles in
length, and 1 in width, and in several places 40
feet in depth. Newtown Pond, in the S. part of
Tisbury, is a mile and a half long, and has a nat-
ural communication with the sea, through which
the tide rises and falls. The largest brooks in the
island empty into the head of this pond, not more
than 100 rods apart, one running from the W.,
and one from the N. W. On the easterly side of
this pond are a number of deep coves, around
which is much marshy land. The wells are on a
level with the sea; the common depth of them is
from 15 to 20 feet. The water is soft, and of good
quality. Holmes's Hole village lies 8 miles N. W.
from Edgartown, and 77 S. S. E. from Boston by
railroad and steamboat, via New Bedford.

Tishamingo County. Mi., c. h. at Jacinto. Bound-
ed N. by Tennessee, E. by Alabama, S. by Ita-
wamba co., and W. by Tippah co. Watered by
Tennessee River, which runs on its N. E. boun-
dary, by Yellow and Tuscumbia Creeks, and by
the head streams of the E. fork of Tombigbee

Titus County, Ts., c. h. at Mount Pleasant. In
the N. E. ajigle. Watered by Sulphur Fork and
Cyprus Bayou of Red River.

Tiverton, R. I., Newport co. This town is con-
nected with Portsmouth, on the Island of Rhode
Island, by a stone bridge at a place called How-
land's Ferry. It adjoins Fall River.

The surface of the town is varied by hills and
valleys. Its structure is granite, and the land, in
some parts, is stony. The soil is principally a
gravelly loam, and capable of producing good
crops. There are valuable forests of timber in
the town. 13 miles N. E. from Newport.

The navigable privileges of Tiverton are of a
superior kind, and are improved, to some extent,
in the fishery and foreign and domestic trade.
There are large ponds in the town, well supplied
with .fish. These ponds produce a water power
which is applied to the manufacture of cotton and
other materials.

The captor of the British General Prescott was
a native of Tiverton. His name was Tak, a slave,
the property of Thomas Sisson, a wealthy farmer.
“ During the revolution, Tak was sent by his
master into the army, to serve as a substitute for
another man who was drafted. When Colonel
Barton took General Prescott on Long Island,
Tak was one of Colonel' Barton's chosen men,
and the one on whom he most depended. Having
entered the house where General Prescott was
quartered, Colonel Barton, followed by Tak and
two or three others, proceeded silently to the door
of the chamber where General Prescott was sleep-
ing. The colonel, finding the door fastened, turned
and whispered to Tak, ‘I wish that door opened.
General Prescott taken, and carried by the guard
to the boat, without the least noise or disturbance.'

“ Tak stepped back two or three paces, then
plunging violently against the door, burst it open,
and rushed into the middle of the room. At the
same instant, General Prescott sprang from his
bed, and seized his gold watch, hanging upon the
wall. Tak sprang upon him like a tiger, and
clasping the general in his brawny arms, said in a
low, stem voice, ‘ One word, and you are a dead
man.' Then hastily snatching the general's cloak,
and wrapping it round his body, and at the same
time telling his companions to take the rest of
his clothes, he took the general in his arms, as if
a child, and ran with him by the guard towards
the boat, followed by Colonel Barton and the rest
of his little company.''

Tak was more than 6 feet in height, well pro-
portioned, and remarkable for his shrewdness,
agility, and strength. He attained great age, and
w'as never known to taste of any kind of meat.

Tivoli, N. Y., Dutchess co. On the E. bank
of Hudson River, opposite Saugerties. 51 miles
S. from Albany. There is a steam ferry here.

Toby, Pa., Clarion co. Bounded on the N. by
Clarion River, and W. by the Alleghany, and
drained by Licking, Catfish, Cherrymn, and Red
Bank Creeks. Surface undulating or level; soil
loam. Copperas and salt are found here. 190
N. E. from Harrisburg.

Todd County, Ky., c. h. at Elkton. Muhlenburg
is on the
N., Logan E., Christian W., and Rob-
ertson co., Te., S. Red River, a branch of Cum-
berland, and Muddy Fork, a branch of Green
River, drain this county.

Toledo, O., Lucas co. City. Situated on the W.
side of Maumee River, near its entrance into Mau-
mee Bay, at the western extremity of Lake Erie,
134 miles
N. N. W. of Columbus. Population in
1840, 1322; in 1850,3819. It is 66 miles S. from
Detroit, between which place and Toledo steam-
boats ply upon the lake daily. Steamboats run
regularly between Buffalo and Toledo, 310 miles,
touching at the intermediate ports of Cleveland
and Sandusky. A railroad, 33 miles in length,
connects Toledo with the Michigan Southern Rail-
road, at Adrian, and thence, with the southern ex-
tremity of Lake Michigan. The Miami and Erie
Canal, 247 miles long, connects Toledo with Cin-
cinnati ; and the Wabash and Erie Canal, extend-
ing from this point through the circuit of the Wa-
bash valley, will unite the waters of Lake Erie with
those of the Ohio at Evansville, la., 324 miles be-
low Cincinnati. The whole length of this canal
will be 460 miles, opening to Toledo the valuable
internal resources of Indiana and Eastern Illinois.
By these canals, connecting the commerce of the
lakes with that of the lower valleys of the Ohio
and Mississippi, one of the most important chan-
nels of trade is opened between the eastern cities
and the vast interior of the W. The produc-
tions of the
S. and S. W., which, during the sea-
son of 1846, reached Toledo by these two canals,
exceeded 3.000,000 of dollars in value. By its
position, and the aid of these great internal im-
provements, Toledo is evidently destined to be
one of the greatest gathering points of the agri-
cultural products of the country.

Toledo is extended for more than a mile along
the river bank: but the business chiefly concen-
trates at its upper and lower extremities or land-
ings, which were originally two distinct settle-
ments, called Port Lawrence and Vistula. At
these points, especially at the upper landing, for-
merly Port Lawrence, the city is compactly built,
with stores, warehouses, dwellings, and public
houses, among which are many large and impos-
ing edifices. Toledo was incorporated as a city
in 1836, about 5 years after the settlement at Vi»-


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