History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts: With Genealogical Registers

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Crosby & Nichols, 1849 - Duxbury (Mass.) - 360 pages

History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, With Genealogical Registers by Justin Winsor, first published in 1849, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation.

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