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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Bristol county. The Aponiganset of the Indians. A sea-port on Buzzard's bay, on the W. side of Accushnet river, 56 miles S. from Boston and 3 W. from New Bedford. Incorporated, 1664. Population, 1837, 3,958. There are 5 vessels belonging to this place engaged in the whaling business, and a number in coasting, and other fisheries. The product of the whale, cod, and mackerel fisheries the year ending April 1, 1837, amounted to $93,108. The value of wool grown was $2,110. The value of salt manufactured, of vessels built, of leather tanned, and of boots and shoes made, was $27,910.

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