is finely watered by La Platt River, a pond covering 600 acres, and by
the waters of Lake Champlain. Shelburne Bay sets into the town, about four
miles from the north-west, and affords the town a good harbor, and a depot
of the interior trade on the beautiful Champlain . . .
A small settlement was made in this town previous to the revolutionary
war. The earliest settlers were two Germans, by the name of Logan and Pottier,
who commenced upon two points of land, extending into Lake Champlain, which
still bear the names, "Pottier's Point" and "Logan's Point." The
first settlers were employed principally in getting out lumber for the
Canada market, and tradition says that Pottier and Logan were murdered
for their money, near the north end of Lake Champlain, by a party of soldiers
sent out from Montreal to protect them from the Indians, on their return
after having sold a raft of lumber. The principal religious denominations
are Episcopalians and Methodists. The Methodist Church is the most numerous,
and has a neat chapel built in 1831 . . . There was a small
Episcopal parish here, under the charge of the Rev. Bethuel Chittenden,
soon after the town was settled."
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