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THE city of New-Haven, a seaport and semi-metropolis of Connecticut, is thirty-five miles south west of Hartford, seventy-six north west from New-York, one hundred and thirty-four from Boston, and three hundred and four from Washington.
The city lies round the head of a bay that sets up about four miles north of Long Island sound, and is situ ated on a large and beautiful plain, which is bordered on the north partly by eminences called East and West Rock, presenting bold and almost perpendicular columns of naked trap rock, 350 to 370 feet high. Two small
rivers bound the city, one on the east and the other on the west. It was incorporated as a city in 1784; three miles long from east to west, and two miles wide. It is regularly laid out, and consists of two parts, old and new towns. The old town was laid out in a large square, and is divided into several smaller squares. The central square is intersected by a beautiful street, overspread by elms.
On this street are erected three hand
Near the centre of the west section of this square is a new state-house, built after the model of the Parthenon. It has a commanding appearance; and its proportions, and the style of its workmanship, rank it with the best American buildings. The city contains three handsome churches for Congregationalists, and one for Methodist Episcopalians; two beautiful Gothic edifices, of stone, for Episcopalians; one for Baptists, and one for Africans. There are also a jail, an almshouse, a custom-house, a museum, two banks, two in