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Mines and Minerals ] Iron and Bog-ore are found in many places, in great plenty, and works are erected to manufacture it into iron. There is a stone in Lebanon, which yields copperas and sulphur. - -
Charader and Religion.] The inhabitants are a hardy robust set of people. The males are early taught the use of the musquet, and from their frequent use of it in fowling, are expert marks-men. The people in general are humane and benevolent. The common people ought, by law, to have the advantage of a school education, but there is here, as in other parts of New-England, too visible a negle&.
In March, 1788, the general-court ordered that a traćt of land, fix miles square, should be laid out between Kennebek and Penobscot rivers,
to the northward of Waldo patent, to be appropriated for the foundation.
on the west side of Sagadahok, near the sea. No permanent settlement, however, was at this time effected. It does not appear that any further attempts were made until between the years 1620 and 1630. In 1636, courts were held at Saco and other places, of which some records are extant. From these records it appears, that the courts ačted both in a legislative and a judicial capacity. Very few of their orders and laws are to be found. They proceeded in a summary method, attending more to substance than form, making the laws of England their general rule. - - * . In