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DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT, 6s.
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the 30th day of April,
L.S. in the forty-eighth year of the the independence of the

United States of America, OLIVER D. COOKE & Sons, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit:

“Sketch of Connecticut, Forty Years Since.

“ Land of my Sires! What mortal hand
Can e'er untie the filial band
That knits me to thy rugged strand."

Scoti.
In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States,
entitled, “ An act for the encouragement of learning, by secur-
“ing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the authors and
“proprietors of sach copies during the times therein mentioned.?>

CHARLES A. INGERSOLL,

Clerk of the District of Connecticut: A true copy of Record, examined and sealed by me,

CHARLES A. INGERSOLL,

Clerk of the District of Connecticut.

Roberts & Burr, Printers.

SKETCH

OF

CONNECTICUT,

FORTY YEARS SINCE.

CHAPTER J.

“August she trod, yet gentle was her air,

Serene her eye, but darting heavenly fire,
Her brow encircled with its silver hair

More mild appear'd; yet such as might inspire
Pleasure corrected with an awful fear,
Majestically sweet, and amiably severe.”

Bishop Lowth.

Not far from where the southern limits of Connecticut meet the waters of the sea, the town of N is situated. As you approach from the west, it exhibits a rural aspect, of meadows intersected by streams, and houses overshadowed with trees. Viewed from the eastern acclivity, it seems like a citadel guarded by parapets of rock, and embosomed in an ampitheatre of hills, whose summits mark the horizon with a waving line of dark forest green. Entering at this avenue, you perceive that its habitations bear few marks of splendour, but many of them, retiring

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