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Chesterfield, Massachusetts

Hampshire county. A township of rough, elevated land, 97 miles W. from Boston and 11 W.N.W. from Northampton; watered by a branch of Westfield river. It has a good water power, 1 woolen mill, 2 tanneries, some curious minerals, and a water course, worn very deep through solid rock. Population, 1837, 1,158. There were sheared in Chesterfield, in 1837, 7,100 sheep, producing 20,800 pounds of wool, valued at $12,480. A noble example.

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