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973 Rev. W.' T. Bacon's dedication

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1146 Events of 1863,

Amusing War Stories, i 149, 1157 War Notes of 1863,

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CHAPTER VIII.-CIVIL HISTORY CONTINUED FROM PAGE 342,

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CHAPTER XII.-GENEALOGIES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 481.

In Alphabetical order.

CHAPTER XIII.--STATISTICS.

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CHAPTER 1.

PHYSICAL HISTORY.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS; BESTOWAL OF NAMES ; VILLAGE PLAIN ; MIDDLE QUARTER ;

WHITE OAK; INDIAN NAMES ; QUASSAPAUG ; WERAUMAUG ; BANTAM; KISSEWAUG; POOTATUCK; POMPERAUG; NONNIWAUG; SHEPAUG; ORENAUG; BETHEL ROCK : NONNEWAUG FALLS; SHEPAUG FALLS; Bacon's POND; KETTLETOWN; DIVERS LOCALITIES ; JACK'S BROOK ; MINE HILL; HELICON SPRING.

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FTER a lapse of seventeen years, during which history has more than “repeated itself," in great and stirring events, in the progress of living ideas, in the advancement of literature and science, in the spread of Christianity, and in the clear understanding and final establishment of

the true principles of civil liberty, and the enfranchisement of the human race, it would seem wise to review the whole ground-work of our history as a nation, and as civil communities, that we may learn the true lessons of the recent past, and take prudent and judicious departures for the scenes and events of the future, through which we are yet to pass. We have been so overwhelmed with the tumultuous events which have occurred in the last few years, that we shall be astonished, on a calm retrospect, to observe what strides we have made in human progress, and how totally unconscious we have been of the magnitude and importance of the history we have been making, and of the share each little hamlet has had in producing it. It is from the careful examination of the elements, that go to make up any desirable event, or result, that we are able to understand and duly appreciate it, and derive from it the lessons desirable for future use and improvement.

It will be our pleasing duty, then, to review the history of our ancient and honorable town, and gather for the use of ourselves, and those who shall succeed us in our pleasant abodes, in this val

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