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d produced the villages beyond the Piscataqua; yet in Maine, as in New Hampshire, there was a great trade in deal boards. Most of the towns were insulated settlements near the ocean, on rivers, which were employed to drive the sawmills, then described as a late invention; and cultivation had not extended far into the interior. Haverhill, on the Merrimack, was a frontier town; from Connecticut, emigrants had ascended as far as the rich meadows of Deerfield and Northfield; but to the west, Berkshire was a wilderness; Westfield was the remotest plantation. Between the towns on Connecticut River and the cluster of towns near Massachusetts Bay, Lancaster and Brookfield were the solitary abodes of Christians in the desert. The government of Massachusetts extended to the Kennebeck, and included more than half the population of New England; the confederacy of the colonies had also Hazard II. 511 been renewed, in anticipation of dangers. The number of the Indians of that day hardly amo