Connecticut Historical Collections, Containing a General Collection of Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, Etc., Relating to the History and Antiquities of Every Town in Connecticut, with Geographical Descriptions: Illustrated by 190 Engravings (Google eBook)

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Durrie & Peck and J.W. Barber. Printed by B. L. Hamlen, 1837 - Connecticut - 560 pages
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