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Connecticut One of the original thirteen English-American colonies, was probably first discovered by a European, Adriaen Block (q. v.), at the mouth of the Connecticut River, in 1613. That stream the Dutch called Versch-water (freshwater) River; the Indians called it Quanek-ta-cut, long river. The Dutch laid claim to the adjoining territory by right of discovery, while the English made a counter-claim soon afterwards, based upon a patent issued by the King to English subjects. The agent
overnment for it was established.
Governor Winthrop's son, John, came from England and assumed the office of governor of the colony in the Connecticut Valley in 1636, with instructions to build a fort and plant a colony at the mouth of the Connecticut River.
A dispute with the Plymouth people arose about the right of emigrants from Massachusetts in the valley, but it was soon amicably settled.
A constitution for the government of the colony in the valley was approved by a general vote of the