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most of them find employment and support. There is no attorney-general, but there is one attorney to the state in each county.
New Inventions.] Early in the war, David Bushnel, A. M. of Say. brook, invented a machine for submarine navigation, altogether different from any thing hitherto devised by the art of man. This machine was so constructed as that it could be rowed horizontally, at any given depth, under water, and could be raised or depressed at pleasure. To this machine, called the American Turtle, was attached a magazine of powder, which was intended to be fastened under the bottom of a thip with a driving screw, in such a way as that the same stroke which disengaged it from the machine should put the internal clock work in motion. This being done, the ordinary operation of a gun-lock, at the distance of half an hour, or any determinate time, would cause the powder to explode and I are the effects to the common laws of nature. The simplicity', yet combination discovered in the mechanism of this wonderful machine, have been ac. knowledged by those killed in physics, and particularly Hydraulics, to be not less ingenious than novel.' Mr, Bushnel invented sercral other curious machines for the annoyance of the British ihipping, but from accidents, not militating against the philosophical principles on which their success depended, they but partially fucceeded. He destroyed a vessel in the charge of commodore Symmonds. One of his kegs also demolished a reffel near the Long-Inand Thore. About Christmas, 1777, he committed to the Delaware river a number of kegs, destined to fall among the British fleet at Philadelphia ; but his squadron of kegs, having been separated and retarded by the ice, demolished but a single boat. This catastrophe, however, produced an alarm, unprecedented in its nature and degree ; which has been so happily described by the Hon. Francis Hopkinson, in a long, stiled - The Battle of the Kegs*,' that the event it celebrates will not be forgotten so long as mankind shall continue to be delighted with works of humour and taste.
Mr. Hanks, of Litchfield, has invented a method of winding up clocks bp means of air or wind only, which is new and ingenious.
Mr. Culver, of Norwich, has constructed (whether he was the inventor I know not) a Dock-Drudge, which is a boat for clearing docks and removing bars in rivers ; a very ingenious and useful machine. Its good ef- . fects have already been experienced in the navigation of the river Thames, the channel of which has been considerably deepened. This machine will no doubt be productive of iery great advantages to navigation throughout the United States.
A machine for drawing wire was invented sometime since at Norwich, by the Hon. N. Niles, now in Vermont.
The Rev. Jofeph Badger, while a member of Yale College in 1785, con. structed an ingenious planetarium, (without ever having feen one of the kind) which is deponied in the library of that university.
History.] The present territory of Connecticut, at the time of the firit arrival of the English, was poflefied by the Pequot, the Mohegan, Podunk, and many other Imaller tribes of Indians. * See Col. Humphrey's life of General Putnam, p. 123.