New Market, New Hampshire
Piscassick river passes through this town into Durham. The Lamprey river washes its N.E. boundary, as does the Swamscot the S.E. The soil is good, and agricultural pursuits are here crowned with much success. There are several pleasant and thriving villages, in which are large and valuable manufactures.
New Market was originally a part of Exeter, and was detached and incorporated, 1727.
Mrs. Fanny Shute, who died in this town, September, 1819, was respected not only for her excellent qualities, but the adventures of her youth. When 13 months old, she was taken by a party of Indians, carried to Canada, and disposed of to the French—educated in a nunnery, and after remaining 13 years in captivity, was redeemed and restored to her friends.
Daniel Brackett recently died in this town. He weighed 560 lbs.