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History of Connecticut


From the Emigration of its First Planters, from England,
in the Year 1630, to the Year 1764; and to the

Close of the Indian Wars





Published by H. D. Utley
New London w 1898

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District of Connecticut, ss.' RE it remembered, that on the twenty-second day of June, in the 42d year of the In

dependence of the United States of America, Maltby, Goldsmith & Co. and Samuel Wadsworth, 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: “ A complete “ History of Connecticut, civil and ecclesiastical, from the emigration of its first planters, " from England, in the year 1630, to the year 1764 ; and to the close of the Indian wars. “In two volumes. By Benjamin Trumbull, D. D. With an Appendix, containing the " original Patent of New-England, never before published in America "-in conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned."

Clerk of the District of Connecticut.



and void, 33; the colony declared that
they will not surrender their charter, and
pray for the continuance of the act rela-

tive to intestate estates, 34.



War with the Eastern Indians, 36 ; at-

tempts to quiet them by treaty, 36; the
attack and plunder of Canso, 38; a treaty

with them is promised, but prevented by

the measures of the House, 39; letter of

the Indians to the Governor, 39; death

of Toxus, 30 : a new Sachem, and change

of affairs, 39; attempt on Norridgewock,

41; the Indians avenge the insult, cap-

tivate a number of the English, and burn

Brunswick, 42; war is proclaimed against

them, 42; Governors Shute and Burnet

apply to Connecticut for assistance in the

war, 45; the enemy surprise Canso and

other harbors, and take a number of fish-
ing vessels, 43; Elliot's and Robinson's
success in attacking them, 43; remark-
able deliverance of the captives, 44 :
attack on Arowsick island, 44; West-

brook and Harman's expedition, 46; at-

tempts of the English to engage the six
nations in a war against the Eastern In-

dians, 45; they send delegates to Boston,

47 ; Coleby's action with the enemy, 47 ;

attack on Scarborough, Falmouth, and

other places, 46; resolutions of the Legis-

lature of Connecticut relative to the war,

48; men killed in various places, 49;

Captain Winslow and his men killed :

shallops and schooner taken, 50; the

English take and destroy Norridgewock,

51; numbers of men surprised and killed

in various places, 53; application is made

again to Connecticut for assistance, 53;

the reasons why the Legislature would

not join in offensive war, 53 ; Captain

Lovell's fight, 54; peace is made, 55 ;.

observations, 56.

The discovery and opening of mines,

21; laws and encouragement in behalf

of the miners, and of those who were

engaged in carrying on the business of

mining, 22–7.


The colony in fear of losing their Char-

ter, 31; measures adopted to prevent
it, 31; Mr. Winthrop complains of the
colony, 33; in an appeal to his Majesty
in Council, in a case between him and
Thomas Linchmere, Esq., he obtained a
sentence by which a certain law of the
colony, entitled an act for the settlement
of intestate estates, was rendered null

Grants and settlements ef the lands in
the colony which had not been granted
and settled before the year 1713; princi-
pally in the counties of Windham and
Litchfield, 56; a more particular account
of the settlement of the towns of Lebanon
and New-Milford, than has been given
in the first volume of this history, 56; set.
tlement of the towns of Ashford, Tol-
land, Bolton, Stafford and Litchfield, 59;
county of Windham formed, 64; Somers
and Willington settled, 64; incorpora
tion of East-Haddam, 65; extraordinary


Spanish and French war, 219; the
colony put into a state of defence, 220;

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