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OF THE

UNITED STATES

O

NORTH AMERICA.

PART SECOND.

CHAPTER XIII.

STATE OF CONNECTICUT. *

SITUATION AND EXTENT.-Between 410 and 41° 2 north latitude, and 3° 20' and 5° east longitude from Washington. Bounded on the north by Massachu. setts ; south by Long Island Sound; east by Rhode

land; west by New York. This state stretches imety miles along the sea coast. The Massachusetts

2 of boundary is seventy-two, and that which sepautes it from Rhode Island is forty-five miles long.

am 4000 square miles, or 2,560,000 acres. Mountains.—The Toghconnuc chain of mountains

18 northward from Ridgefield, between the western oundary of the state and the Housatonic river. On

The name of United States'te including the five

Do named from the river which traverses the state, formerly
en Quonectiquot, and signifying Long River.
haine of New England was applied to all that portion of the

States' territory which lies eastward of the river Hudson, uding the five states of Vermont, New Hampshire, MassachuS, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

VOL. II.

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