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Brimfield, Massachusetts

Hampden county. This town lies 19 miles E. by N. from Springfield, 50 W.N.W. from Providence, R.I., and 70 W. by S. from Boston. Population, 1837, 1,599. First settled, 1714. Incorporated, 1731. This is a fine farming town with a good soil, and is well watered by Chickopee and Quinebaugh rivers. The articles manufactured in this town, in one year, amounted to $105,262. The manufactures consisted of cotton goods, boots, shoes, leather, palm-leaf hats, chairs and cabinet ware. The value of wool grown, in one year, was $4,067.

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