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Wells, Vermont

Rutland county. A part of this township is level, and a part mountainous. The soil is generally good, and productive of grain, and of pasturage for sheep, of which between three and four thousand are kept. The principal stream in the town issues from Wells or St. Augustine lake or pond, a beautiful sheet of water, partly in Poultney, 5 miles in length and covering 2,000 acres. At the outlet of this pond is a snug village, with some water power machinery.

Wells was first settled in 1768. It lies 65 miles S.S.W. from Montpelier and 13 S.W. from Rutland. Population, 1830, 880.

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