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Dudley, Massachusetts

Worcester county. This good farming town was called by the Indians Chabanakongkomum. It is finely watered by the Quinnebaug and other streams and possesses excellent mill privileges. During the year ending April 1, 1837, the value of the manufactures of Dudley amounted to $346,826. The articles manufactured were woolen goods, leather, shoes, scythe snaiths, chairs, and cabinet ware. The value of wool grown was $1,585.

Dudley lies 55 miles S.W. from Boston, 18 S. from Worcester, and 34 N.W. from Providence. Incorporated, 1731. Population, 1837, 1,415.

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