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Framingham, Massachusetts

Middlesex county. A large and flourishing manufacturing town, with a fine soil and pleasant ponds:—20 miles W.S.W. from Boston, and 13 S.S.W. from Concord. The ponds and Sudbury river give this town a good water power. The value of the manufactures, the year ending April 1, 1837, amounted to $421,111. The articles manufactured were 268,640 yards of woolen cloth, valued at $311,800; boots, shoes, leather, hats, paper, ($46,000) straw bonnets, chairs, tin and cabinet wares. Framingham is a delightful town, and approached by the rail-road with great ease. It has become an agreeable resort for fishing, fowling and other rural sports. Incorporated, 1700. Population, in 1830, 2,313; 1837, 2,881.

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