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Manufactures.] The farmers in Conneéticut and their families are most
ly clothed in plain, decent, homespun cloth. Their linens and woollens are manufactured in the family way; and although they are generally of a coaser kind, they are of a stronger texture, and much more durable than those imported from France and Great-Britain. Many of their
cloths are fine and handsome. " The woollen manufactory at Hartford has already been mentioned. The legislature of the state have encouraged it, and it bids fair to grow into importance. We have also mentioned Mr. Chittendon's useful Machine . bending and cutting card teeth. This machine is put in motion by a manderil twelve inches in length, and one inch in diameter. Connečted with the manderil are six parts of the machine, independent of each other; the first, introduces a certain length of wire into the chops of the corone ; the second, shuts the chops and holds fast the wire in the middle until it is finished ; the third, cuts off the wire; the fourth, doubles the tooth in proper form ; the fifth, makes the last bend ; and the fixth, delivers the finished tooth from the machine. The mandelil is moved by a band wheel, five feet in diameter, turned by a crank. One revolution of the manderil makes one tooth ; ten are made in a second, and 36,000 in an hour, &c. as has been already observed (P. 88.) With one machine like this, teeth enough might be made to fill cards sufficient for all the manufacturers in New-England. . In New-Haven is a linen manufactory, which flourishes; and one for cotton is about to be established. In East Hartford is a glass work, a snuff and powder mill, and an iron work and slitting mill. Iron works are established also at Salisbury, Norwich, and other parts of the state. At Stafford is a furnace at which is made - . large
The following table exhibits a view of the population, &c. of this
state in 1782. Since this time the counties of Middlesex and Toiland
have been constituted, and a number of new townships, made up of di• visions of the old ones, have impoliticly * been incorporated.
which is already too great for the most democratical government, and unnecessarily enhances the expence of maintaining civil government in the sate.
Their influence is on the increase ; and it is no doubt to be attributed, in part, to their increasing influence, that an evident reformation in the manners of the people of this state, has taken place fince the peace. Jn regard to learning and abilities, the clergy at the present day are equal to their predecessors at any former period. -