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PLATE VI. No. 3.


About four miles south-east of Weymouth, in the township of Granger, in the same county, is an enclosure of earth now nearly obliterated. It may be seen by a close observer, on the east road half a mile from the "Burg," as the center of the township is called. The soil is dry and gravelly, though the situation is low, nearly on a level with a swamp of several hundred acres on the north-east. The land to the south and east rises very gradually. The figure forms an imperfect circle, having straight portions of two or three rods in length, and is eighteen rods in diameter. The owner has placed a barn over it on the south side, and a house on the west. As usual, the present proprietor appears to have a special grudge against his predecessors; and by dint of much ploughing and scraping, has nearly demolished the ancient monuments of their labor.

Two very fine and constant springs discharge their waters in rivulets on each side, the only perennial ones, as I am told, within a distance of two miles.

There appears to be but one opening, which looks towards the swamp. Where the wall is untouched it is two feet high, and ten broad; and the ditch is of the same dimensions.

It is very doubtful whether this was intended for defense, or at least for protracted resistance. The ground inside is not smooth, but uneven. The location pleasant; though lower than the surrounding country, except on the swamp side. It was probably a place of residence for families, who cultivated the adjacent lands. About a mile north-east, on a knoll overlooking a large tract, is a low mound containing bones and pieces of hardened clay, with small stone ornaments.

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