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Southampton, Massachusetts

Hampshire county. Manhan river waters the town and affords it mill privileges. The Farmington canal passes through the eastern part. Lead in various forms and qualities is found here, and here is a subterraneous passage leading to the lead mine in Westhampton. There are some manufactures in the town, but the people are generally employed in agricultural pursuits, and the soil is well adapted to that purpose.

Southampton is pleasantly situated, 9 miles S.W. from Northampton and 97 W. by S. from Boston. Incorporated, 1753. Population, 1837, 1,216.

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