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some manufacturing operations by
water. . There is a mineral spring
in the town of some note, and a fine
trout pond. The soil is generally of
a good quality, and feeds about

3,000 sheep.

Plainfield, Hass.

. Hampshire co. This town is
elevated on the Green mountain
range', at the N. W. corner of the
county, and watered by the upper
branches of Westfield river.—
Although the surface is rough and
mountainous, yet the soil is excel-
lent for pasturage,and produces some
fine cattle. In 1837,* the fleeces of
3,772 sheep, sheared in this town,
were valued at $5,379. There are
2 woolen mills, and manufactures of
boots, shoes, leather, palm-leafhats,
chairs,'cabinet ware, &c; total an-
nual value about $40,000. Plain-
field lies 110 miles W. by N. from
Bbston, and 20 N. W. from North-
ampton. Incorporated, 1785. Pop-
ulation, 1837, 865.

Plainfield, Ct.

Windham co. Mooseup river afr
fords this town a good water power,
on which, in the pleasant villages of
Unionviile and Centreville, are
considerable manufactures of cot-
ton'and woolen goods. This town
was incorporated in 1700: a part
of the land is broken and stony, but
in the western section there is an
extensive plain, of a light sandy
loam, noted for its adaptation to*the
growth of corn and other grain.—
In olden times this plain was called
Egypt ofthe surrounding coun-

The village is on a commanding
eminence, from which there is an
extensive prospect, and in which is
one of the best academies in the
state; incorporated in 1783. It lies
41 E. from Hartford, and
8 S. by E.
from Brooklyn. Population, 1830,


Plaistow, N. II.

Rockingham co. It lies 36 miles
S. S. E. from Concord, and 30 S. W.
from Portsmouth. Plaistow was or-
riginally a part of Haverhill, Mass.,
and included.in the purchase of the
Indians in 1642. Among tbe first
settlers were Capt. Charles Bartlett,
Nicholas White, Esq., Dea. Benja-
min Kimball and J. Harriman.-*-
Their posterity now inhabit ths
town. After it became annexed to
New Hampshire, a charter was
granted in 1749. The soil of this
town is good, being a mixture of
blapk loam, clay and gravel. Popu-
lation, in 1830, 591.

Platt River, Vt.

This small but good mill stream
rises in a pond in Richmond; pass-
es through Hinesburgh, and a cor-
nel of Charlotte, and falls into
Shelburne bay.

Pleasant Rivers, Me.

Pleasant River, in Washington
county, rises from a pond in Bed-
dington, and passing in a N. E. di-
rection falls into
Pleasant river bay,
which lies E. from Naraguagus bay,
and is connected with that bay, at
its mouth.

Pleasant River, Piscataquis coun-
ty, is an important mill stream; a
tributary of the Piscataquis, from
the north. It receives the two
Ebeeme branches, as they are call-
ed, about 15 miles from its moutb,
in Milo.

Plum Island, Mass.

See JS'eicbury.    .    .p

Plymouth, Me.*5

Penobscot co. This is a fine
township of land, watered by beau-
tiful ponds, and a valuable branch
of Sebasticook river. It lies 45
miles N. E. from Augusta, and 23
W. from Bangor. Wheat crop, 1837,


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