New Salem, Massachusetts
Franklin county. This town is bounded N. by Miller's river, and has a good water power. It lies 74 miles W.N.W. from Boston and 17 E.S.E. from Greenfield. This is a pleasant town of elevated surface, and good soil for grazing. Population, 1837, 1,255. The manufactures of the town, consist of palm-leaf hats, boots, shoes, leather, straw bonnets, and ploughs. Incorporated, 1753.