Travels in New-England and New-York, Vol. 2 of 4 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Travels in New-England and New-York, Vol. 2 of 4
Carver, Middleborough, Taunton, its manufactures, Halifax, Bridgewater, Honourable Hugh Orr, Raynham, Longevity of the Leonard family, Philip, King of the Wampanoags, Attleborough, Rev. Habijah Weld, Rehoboth, Indian depredations, North Providence.
On Wednesday, October 15th, we took leave of our friends at Charlestown, and rode through Boston, Roxbury, Milton, Quincey, Braintree, Weymouth, and a skirt of Hingham, to an inn, in the western part of Scituate: thirty miles. The next day we reached Plymouth, seventeen miles, at noon; where we lodged in the hospitable house of Mr. H., a respectable merchant and my particular friend. As I shall have occasion to mention this tract hereafter, I shall omit a description of it for the present.
The next morning we pursued our journey through Carver, eight miles, and Middleborough, thirteen, to Taunton, twenty-six.
Immediately after we left Plymouth we ascended the brow of a vast, yellow-pine plain, spreading over a great part of the county of Plymouth, a part of the county of Bristol, and a part of the state of Rhode-Island. This is the largest tract of lean land in Massachusetts, and the least productive. The road is generally a heavy sand, over which our horses made their way with difficulty.
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