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1859


BRISTOL, a township, port-of-entry, and cap. of Bristol county, in Rhode Island. On the E side of Narragansett bay, 18 m. SE of Providence. It has a good harbour, and is extensively engaged in the coasting-trade and fisheries. Its shipping in 1840 amounted to 15,890 tons. In this township is Mount Hope, on which the chief of the Pequods, the terror of the early colonists, held his court. It rises 300 ft. above sea-level, commanding a magnificent view. Pop. in 1840, 3,490.

A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859  


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