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Andover, MA

Essex County, Massachusetts, 1857
Andover, Ms., Essex co. A large town of ten miles square, bounded N. by the Merrimac, and watered by the Shawsheen, which affords many water privileges... Among the manufactures are flannels, linen, yarn, and shoe thread. The various literary institutions are its principal attraction. Phillips Academy has now been in existence nearly 70 years. It has ample endowments, convenient buildings, a chemical and philosophical apparatus, which cost over $2000, a valuable library of 700 volumes. From the commencement of its operations to 1845, 4437 individuals have enjoyed its advantages. This institution was incorporated several years before any other academy in New England, and is still deservedly conspicuous among them all... (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)

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