16 - have observed before; which hasusually been, rocks and mountainson the right, valleys belowon the left, and here, thebeautiful Connecticut withthe Green mountains stretchingfar away into VermontThe lofty Ascutney was visiblea great part of the way.We rode through groves of sugarmaples, further east from thebanks of the Connecticut withmountains on the left. Arrivedin Claremont; faintand tired between 6 and 7 o. c.May. 17. Claremont. Awoke to see amost beautiful morning. Thescenery here is truly delightful.17- The village here is surroundedby high hills and mountains,the Ascutney, Green. Bibleand Triss back. Spent themorning in walking about andviewing the falls and buildingsand returned to Langdon inthe afternoon.May. 18. Friday. Langdon. Horsebackride to So. Charlestown. 11miles. I remarked to the Dr.today that I could not decidewhich of all my rideswas the more pleasant. The Fallmountain stretches along on theeast, the Connecticut river onthe west and in the distance theGreen mountains of Vermont.
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