If this little volume gives to the children of Connecticut a truer appreciation of the early history of the state in which they live, its purpose will have been achieved. A knowledge of Connecticut's history, its men and the work they have accomplished, should arouse the devotion and loyalty of every Connecticut boy and girl to the state and its welfare; and that it shall do so is the hope of those by whom this work has been projected and under whose auspices it has been published.
I. THE HOUSE OF HOPE AND THE CHARTER OAK
II. TWO INDIAN WARRIORS
III. A HARBOR FOR SHIPS
IV. THREE JUDGES
V. THE FORT ON THE RIVER
VI. THE FROGS OF WINDHAM
VII. OLD WOLF PUTNAM
VIII. THE BULLET-MAKERS OF LITCHFIELD
IX. NEWGATE PRISON
X. THE DARK DAY
XI. A FRENCH CAMP IN CONNECTICUT
XII. NATHAN HALE
nt was necessary to preserve order, to encourage trade, and to secure defense. The plan of union, however, as has been said, was greatly disliked by the colonies, and Connecticut sent a petition to the king praying that she might keep her privileges and her charter, and meanwhile she put off submission to the new governor as long as possible.
At last, however, Sir Edmund Andros wrote from Boston to Governor Treat of Connecticut that he would be "at Hartford about the end of the next week." This was on October 22, 1687. He left Boston on the 26th. A record written at that time says, "His Excellency with sundry of the Council, Justices and other gentlemen, four Blue Coats, two trumpeters, 15 or 20 Red Coats, with small Guns and short Lances in the tops of them, set forth in order to go to Connecticut to assume the government of that place." He reached Hartford on the 31st, having crossed the Connecticut River by the ferry at Wethersfield. "The troop of horse of that county conducted him honorably from th