Nashua River, from which a canal has been cut, 3 m. long, 60 ft. wide, and 8 ft. deep, with a head and fall of 36 ft. The Jackson company, with 766 looms and 22,000 spindles, produces tings and shirtings; the Nashua manufac-taring company, with 1,800 looms and 75,000 spindles, manufactures sheetings, shirtings prints, and flannels; and the Vale Mills manu' turing company, with 4,684 spindles, produces shirtings. There are also extensive iron works, with the largest steam hammer in the United Mates, soapstone works, and manufactories of bedsteads, carpets, bobbins, spools, and shuttles, cards and glazed paper, edge tools, locs, shoes, marble-working tools and implements, sash, doors, and blinds, etc. The city has two national banks and three savings banks There are a high school and several grammar, middle, and primary schools, with an average attendance of 1,790; a city library, with about 6,000 volumes; two daily and two weekly newspapers; and 11 churches, viz.: 1 Baptist 3 Congregationol, 1 Episcopal, 2 Methodist, 2 Roman Catholic, 1 Unitarian, and 1 Universalist. Nashua owes its origin to the organization of the Nashua manufacturing company in 1823.. It was incorporated as a city in 1853.