The History Of The State Of Rhode Island And Providence Plantations (volume 1)

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byThomas Williams Bicknell

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. PROVIDENCE--IT'S BEGINNING. Providence is located at the junction of the Pawtucket, the Moshassuck, and the Woonasquatucket rivers, which after their union, and the influx of the waters of the Pawtuxet, flow into what was known by Miantonomi, the Narragansetts and Wampanoags, as Sowams Bay. This bay was the upper part of what is now known as Narragansett Bay, lying to the north of Prudence Island, and east of the territory of Shawomet, or Warwick. In the deed of Warwick, by Miantonomi to Samuel Gorton and others, January, 1643, the eastern bound, from north to south was "Sowhomes (Sowams) Bay." The Indian name of Providence was Moshassuck, from the name of the river, which has its headwaters near Lime Rock, in the town of Lincoln, Rhode Island. Moshassuck was a part of the territory owned by the Narragansett tribes, but no part of the present town was occupied as an Indian village. At one time, there was a village at Mashapaug and another on the Pawtucket River, near the present location of Saylesville, between Quinsnicket and the river. The first white man of record to traverse the Moshassuck territory was William Blackstone, who, leaving Boston in 1634, took up lands along the Pawtucket River, at the present village of Lonsdale, calling his new home "Study Hill." In April, 1636, William Arnold, his son Benedict, son-in-law William Carpenter, crossed the wilderness country between Massachusetts Bay and the Narragansett, explored the lands at Moshassuck and settled at the mouth of the Pawtuxet River, on the north bank, now in the town of Cranston. This party consisted of William Arnold and Christian, his wife, his daughter Elizabeth, and her husband, William Carpenter, a son Benedict, a daughter Joanna, and a son Stephen,--seven persons in...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. PROVIDENCE--IT'S BEGINNING. Providence is located at the junction of the Pawtucket, the Moshassuck, and the Wo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:172 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.37 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217389937

ISBN - 13:9780217389938

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