ing mill, a wire factory, and two
large boot and shoe manufactories.
Stamford Borough is a neat vil-
lage, beautifully situated near the
Sound, and surrounded by a coun-
try full of interesting scenery.
This was the residence of the
Hon. Abraham Davenport, for
many years one of the Counsellors
of the colony, and afterwards of the
state. He was the son of the Rev.
John Davenport, the second minis-
ter of Stamford, and grandson of the
Rev. John Davenport, the father of
New Haven colony. Mr. Daven-
port was distinguished for his vig-
orous mind, Christian integrity, and
for his uncommon firmness of char-
acter. An instance of his firmness
is here quoted.
“The 19th of May, 1780, was a
remarkable dark day. Candles
were lighted in many houses; the
birds were silent and disappeared,
and tbe fowls retired to roost. The
legislature of Connecticut was then
in session at Hartford. A very
general opinion prevailed, that the
day of judgment was at hand.
The House of Representatives, be-
ing unable to transacttheir business,
adjourned. A proposal to adjourn
the Council was under consideration.
When the opinion of Mr. Daven-
port was asked, he'answered, ‘I am
against an adjournment. The day
of judgment is either approaching,
or it is not. If it is not, there is no
cause for an adjournment: if it is, I
choose to be found doing my duty.
I wish therefore that candles may
Cumberland co. This township
is bounded on the N. and N. E. by
Sebago Lake, and S. W. by Saco
river. It lies 68 miles S. W. from
Augusta, and 16 N. W. from Port-
land. This is a good farming town
with two pleasant villages. Incor-
porated, 1785. Population, 1837,
Somerset co. Starks is very
pleasantly situated on the W. side
of Kennebec river, and is also wa-
tered by the Sandy, which unites
with the Kennebec at this place.
This town possesses great resources
in the fertility of the soil, its loca-
tion for trade, and its mill privileges.
It lies 37 miles N. N. E. from Au-
gusta, and 6 W. by N. from Nor-
ridgewock. Incorporated, 1795.
Population, 1837, 1,424. Wheat
crop same year, 7,614 bushels.
§tark, N. H.
Coos co. This town was named
Piercy., until a few years since.
It was then altered to compliment
the memory of Gen. Stark. It con-
tains about 20,000 acres, most of
which is broken and extremely un-
even. It was settled in 178§, but
tbe progress of the settlement has
been very’slow. Population, 236.
It lies 10 miles N. E. from Lancas-
Addison co. This town is wa-
tered by Lewis creek and Hunting-
ton river, which are good mill
streams. There are three springs
in the town, not more than 20 rods
apart, which unite and form a
stream of sufficient power for a
number of mills, and is thus im-
proved. The town is rough and
mountainous. Hog’s Back moun-
tain skirts its western border, and
East mountain passes through its
centre, and divides the waters of
the rivers. There is some good
land in the town, but a large portion
of the territory is too elevated for
cultivation. Here are 2 villages,
and the manufactures of iron are
Starksborough was first settled in
1788. It is 22 miles W. by S. from
Montpelier, and 18 N. by E. from
Middlebury. Population, m 1830,