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Reading, Massachusetts

Middlesex county. Reading is an ancient town, 13 miles N. from Boston, 10 W. from Salem, and 17 N.E. from Concord.

The surface of the town is uneven, but the soil is generally of a good quality. The village is pleasant and flourishing. During the year ending April 1, 1837, the value of $184,583 of boots and shoes were made in Reading, and $91,360 of chairs and cabinet ware. First settled 1640. Population, 1837, 2,144.

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