WESTERLY , a township of
See also:county, Rhode
See also:Island, U.S.A., in the extreme S.W.
See also:part of the state, about 44 M . S.S.W. of
See also:Providence, separated from
See also:Connecticut on the W. by the Pawcatuck
See also:river, which forms the
See also:northern boundary of the township also . Pop . (189o) 6813, (1900) 7541, (1788 being
See also:born and 185 negroes), (1905, state
See also:census) 8381, (191o) 8696 .
See also:Area, about 31 sq. m . Westerly is served by the New
See also:York, New Haven &
See also:Hartford railway, and by interurban electric lines connecting with Norwich and New
See also:London, Conn . The township includes several small villages, connected by electric
See also:railways, the best known being
See also:Hill, which has
See also:sea-bathing . Larger villages are Westerly, in the western part of the township and at the
See also:head of navigation (for small vessels) on the Pawcatuck river, and Niantic, in the
See also:north-eastern part of the township . In Westerly there is a public library (1894), with 23,323 volumes in 1909 . Beyond Watch Hill Point on the S.V. point of an L-shaped peninsula,
See also:running first W. and then N., is Napatree Point, on which is Fort Mans-
See also:field, commanding the N.E. entrance to Long Island Sound . The township is the centre of the granite
See also:industry of the state; the quarries are near the villages of Westerly and Niantic . The granite is of three kinds:
See also:white statuary granite, a
See also:monzonite, with a fine even-grained texture, used extensively for monuments; blue granite, also a quartz monzonite and also much used for monuments; and red granite, a
See also:biotite granite, reddish
See also:grey in
See also:colour and rather coarse in texture, used for buildings.) Among the manufactures are
See also:cotton and woollen goods,
See also:thread and printing presses .
See also:water supply is from artesian
See also:wells . The first settlement here was made in 1661, and the township was organized in 1669, when the
See also:present name was adopted instead of the
See also:Indian Misquamicut (meaning " salmon ") by which it had been called . In 1686 the name was changed to Haversham, but in 1689 the present name was restored . See
See also:Frederic Denison, Westerly and its Witnesses, for Two
See also:Hundred and Fifty Years, 1626–1876 (Providence, R.I., 1878) . WESTERhIANN,
See also:JOSEPH (d . 1794), French general, was born at
See also:Molsheim in
See also:Alsace . At an early age he entered a
See also:cavalry regiment, but soon
See also:left the service and went to
See also:Paris . He embraced enthusiastically the ideas of the Revolution, and in 1790 became greffier of the
See also:municipality of Haguenau . After a
See also:short imprisonment on a
See also:charge of inciting enteutes at Haguenau, he returned to Paris, where he joined
See also:Danton and played an important part in the attack on the Tuileries on the loth of
See also:August 1792 . He accompaniedDumouriez on his
See also:campaigns and assisted him in his negotiations with the Austrians, being arrested as an
See also:accomplice after the general's defection . He succeeded, however, in proving his innocence, and was sent with the
See also:rank of general of
See also:brigade into La Vendee, where he distinguished himself by his extraordinary courage, by the audacity of his manoeuvres, and by his severe treatment of the insurgents . After suffering a defeat at
See also:Chatillon, he vanquished the Vendeans at Beaupreau, Laval, Granville and Bauge, and in
See also:December 1793 annihilated their army at Le Mans and Savenay .
He was then summoned to Paris, where he was
See also:pro-scribed with the Dantonist party and executed on the 5th of
See also:April 17 94 . See P . Iloll, Nos. generaux alsaciens . . . Westermann (Strassburg, 1900) .
BROOKE FOSS WESTCOTT (1825-1901)
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