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Oct. 2, 1841

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The 2d of October. 1841, dawued on a wintry scène. Theré was about half a foot af snow, and t Inteffered wiih the vote at the "town meetings" lp Conneeticut, for that date in 1841 also feil on a Monday. "the first Monday in October," the annual day for "town meeting." The trees in that long ago snowstorm were still green and in full leaf, and the weight of the suow broke clown hundreds of theni. They blockod the roads to sueh an extent tlmt in many instauces wagons and teams had to turn out and go through the fields. The winter that folio wed that autunm of 184Í proved to be an "open winter." A little stern wheel steainboat that used to ply l;etween Hartford and SpFingfield made its trins all