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THE

GEOGRAPHY,

HISTORY

Constitution and Civil Government

OF VERMONT.

PUBLISHED EXPRESSLY TO COMPLY WITH THE STATE LAWS.

THIRD EDITION.

BY

EDWARD CONANT, A. M.,
Principal of State Normal School, Randolph, Vt., and Ex-State

Superintendent of Education of Vermont.

. Yf I haue sayed a misse, I am content that any man amende it."

-Roger Ascham.

PUBLISHED BY

THE TUTTLE COMPANY, RUTLAND, VT.

1896.

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PREFACE.

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This book has been prepared as a text book for schools. The work has been done with the conviction that while fullness is desirable, brevity is necessary.

In the Geography an attempt has been made to exhibit Vermont in its relations to other portions of the country, both contiguous and remote.

To that end the first three maps were introduced. The first and the second of these show the position of the State with respect to some of the great routes of travel across the continent, while the third shows some commercial relations of high importance to our industries; and equally it shows our relation to some of the chief centers of American civilization. The next four maps illustrate different phases of our geography. The map entitled Political Divisions shows every town and gore in the State, the probate districts, the counties, the congressional districts. The last map illustrates the following history. It is believed that this use of several maps has decided advantages over any larger maps that could be introduced in such a book.

The description of the mountains and valleys and of the waters of the State is the result of some observation, reading and reflection; and it is believed to present the fundamental conceptions necessary to a clear understanding of our geography and history.

Several tables have been appended to the Geography containing matters of interest, and furnishing illusration of the development of the State.

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