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For the Year 1794.
PRINTED IN THE YEAR 1794.
RE-PRINTED BY MUNROE & FRANCIS, NO. 4 CORNHILL,
Bill of Mortality in Hartford, with Remarks Geographical and
A Topographical Description of York -
Appendix, relative to Agamenticus
A Topographical Description of Barnstable
Extract from a Manuscript Journal of a Gentleman belonging to
Governour Bradford's Letter Book
A Descriptive and Historical Account of New England in verse.
4 Topographical Description of the County of Prince George, in
Mellen's Remarks on Mr. Webster's Calculations on Lives 92
Mr. Webster's Reply to Mr. Mellen's Remarks
liscellaneous Remarks and Observations on Nova Scotia, New
Road from Halifax to the Gulf of 'St. Lawrence
Governours of Nova Scotia from 1720
Account of the Burning of Fairfield, in July, 1779
An Original Letter from Governour Shirley to the Board of
Trade, respecting Fort Dummer, 1748
Tsoo original Letters from Dr. Benjamin Franklin, to the Hon.
Thomas Cushing, Esq. Speaker of the House of Representa-
4 Topographical Description of Wellfleet
An Original Letter from Dr. Increase Mather, to Governour
An Original Letter from Dr. Cotton Mather, to Governour
An Original Letter from Governour Dudley, to Dr. Increase and
Eríract from Dr. Cotton Mather's Private Diary, 1702
A Topographical Description of Wells :-
d Topographical Description of Topsham
A Topographical Description of Machias
An Historical Account of Middleborough
A Topographical Description of Nintucket
Account of the Settlement of Nantucket, &c.
Births, Marriages, and Deaths, in Nantucket
Progress of the Whale Fishery at Nantucket
Letters from Granville Sharpe, Esq. on the subject of American
A Topographical Description of Raynham
Genealogical Sketch of the Family of Leonard
A Letter from Rev. Isaac Ba kus, on the subject of Iron Ore 175
Advertisement of an intended History of the Colony of Plymouth.
Letters from Rev. John Eliot of Roxbury, to Hon. Robert Boyle.
Biographical and Topographical Anecdotes, respecting Sandwich
A List of the Commanders in Chief of Massachusetts, whether
Governours, Licutenant Governours, or the Council
A Topographical Description of Truro
Roger Williams's Key into the Language of the Indians of New
A Topographical Description of the Plantations W. N. and N. E.
DESCRIPTION OF THE TOWN OF MIDDLEBOROUGH, IN THE COUNTY
OF PLYMOUTH. With REMARKS.
Middleborough from Raynham and Bridgwater, and by Halifax, E. by Plympton, Carver and Wareham.
This place, before the said town was incorporated, went by the name of Namaskett, which was an ancient Indian name, and was formerly plentifully inhabited by the Indian natives, who were governed by the noted sachem Tispacan. But when the town was incorporated, and began to be settled by the English, the natives began to scatter and decrease ; but there is now a settlement of them which descended from the ancients of Namaskett, which inhabit a part of said town, known by the name of Betty's-neck (which place took its name from an ancient Indian woman by the name of Betty Sasemore, who owned that neck) where there is now eight Indian houses and eight families. The general number of the Indians, old and young, that live there, is between thirty and forty. Their houses are poor, they own some land, they live imprudent--are very fond of liquor. They till their land, which produces good crops of corn and rye, which they trade off for spirituous liquors, with any retailer that is so destitute of principles as to trade with them, so that by the middle of the winter, their corn and grain is generally gone. Then, by their baskets and brooms (which they make) they purchase it to supply immediate necessity. They are very subject to hectical complaints, for more than half that are born are carried off young with consumptions.
In this town is one whole Congregational precinct, where the Rev. Joseph Barker is settled as minister. One precinct, containing part of VOL. III.