too vast, and the physical obstacles too formidable to admit of full consummation, and their labors resulted only in uniting by navigable water the capitals of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, covering a distance of about eighty-five miles.
The Middlesex Canal, twenty-seven miles long, from Boston to the Merrimac River at what if Mystic River to the town of Boston.’ There were present at this meeting the Hon. James Sullivan, who was at this time attorney general, and later governor of Massachusetts, and in whose fertile mind the idea originated; Benjamin Hall, Willis Hall, Ebenezer Hall, Jonathan Porter, Loammi Baldwin, a leader in the enterprise and supe Sudbury, a distance of twenty-three miles. This formed a portion of Mr. Sullivan's far-reaching plan for inland waterways, extending well into the interior of Massachusetts, and by way of the Merrimac River to Concord, New Hampshire, through Lake Sunapee to the Connecticut River, at Windsor, and thence to the St. Lawrence River.
t flag to fly from the redoubt on Prospect Hill was not that of Massachusetts.
Putnam had built the works, and Putnam, though a son of MassaMassachusetts, hoisted on July 18, 1775, the flag, not of his native state, but of his adopted state, the flag of the state which, except MassachuMassachusetts, contributed most to the Revolution.
It was Connecticut's flag, with its Qui transtulit sustinet, and the motto of all the Revolutionitant point in the siege of that city, and the hardy yeomanry of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island straightway came bably had much to do with designating Prescott and his thousand Massachusetts and Connecticut men for the service.
He was anxious to bring td in 1818, and was declared by Alden Bradford, the historian of Massachusetts, ‘The Christian Examiner,’ and other highest authorities, to bened General Pomeroy and Captain Knowlton, with their respective Massachusetts and Connecticut forces.
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