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things have been collected and read, to which, otherwise, the compiler would have paid no attention. Great pains have been taken to ascertain facts, and to write an impartial and well authenticated history: how far he hath succeeded in his work, must be left to the opinion of the public.

It was the intention of the writer to have given an account of the cities in the state, their latitude and longitude, their trade, manufactures, &c.; of the state prison ; of the fisheries ; of the exports and imports; of the militia, train of artillery, fortifications, &c.: but finding that the volume would not admit of it, he has omitted the account which he designed.

Notwithstanding all the pains which have been taken, it will not be strange if, in such a variety of facts and dates, there should be some migtakes. There may have been some in the great number of historical communications made to the author, and it is not improbable that he has made some himself, though, he hopes, none very material.

He has had assistance from gentlemen in the several parts of the state, in making collections of the history of their particular towns. To them, and to all others who have given him assistance, he presents his grateful acknowledgments.

It will be observed that the ecclesiastical part of the history is kept by itself, in distinct chapters, and comprises about a third part of the history. It would make a volume by itself, and might be printed separately without any derangement of the narration,

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gainst a large minority in opposition to him. The minority separate

from the church and society. The legislature interpose, and attempt a

reconciliation. The minority persist in their separation; and qualify

themselves for a distinct ecclesiastical society, by conforming to the

act of iam and Mary. Resolutions of the consociation of the coun-

ty of New-Haven respecting them. They refuse to comply with said

resolutions. In consequence of it, forty-six church members were sus-

Guilford, from whom they had separated. Acts of the General As-
sembly, and councils, concerning them. Great pains taken, and re-
peated attempts made, for many years, to unite the parties, but all uni-


The history of the College continued from Chapter I. Its state under

the rectorship of Mr. Williams. Donations made to it while he presid:

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