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Excerpt from Natick, Massachusetts: Its Advantages for Residence, and as a Place of BusinessThis is one of the southern border towns of Middlesex County. It extends nearly six miles north and south, by a little less than five miles in width, with aMoreExcerpt from Natick, Massachusetts: Its Advantages for Residence, and as a Place of BusinessThis is one of the southern border towns of Middlesex County. It extends nearly six miles north and south, by a little less than five miles in width, with a very irregular outline, and contains a little more than 8,300 acres. Natick centre is, by air line, about sixteen miles from the State House, Boston, but by the line of the B. & A. R. R. it is seventeen miles from that city.Natick is the aboriginal name of the township, and signifies a place of hills. This township was granted to the Indian converts, at the request of the Apostle Eliot, by the inhabitants of Dedham, under the sanction of the General Court.As nearly all these lands were the inheritance of the Speen family, it was thought best by Eliot and others that they should give up their right in them, which they were all very willing to do.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.