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Swanzey [Swansea], Massachusetts

Bristol county. This town lies between Somerset, and Bristol, R.I. An arm of Mount Hope bay sets up some miles into the town, on which is some navigation and ship building.

There are two paper mills, a cotton and woolen mill in the town, and manufactures of vessels, boots and shoes: annual value, about $50,000.

Swanzey is a very pleasant town, and is interesting as the scene of much savage aggression. Here it was that Philip commenced his war, in 1675, by plunder and murder. It lies 46 miles S. by W. from Boston and 14 S.W. by S. from Taunton. Incorporated, 1667. Population, 1837, 1,627.

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