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We Were Growing Hemp In Groton in the 1700’s

The following is quoted from Caelb Butler’s History of Groton:
     The selectmen having received from the selectmen of Boston a letter relating to the state of the country, called a town meeting, to be held Dec. 21, 1767, for the purpose of devising measures to promote industry, economy and manufactures, and discouraging the use of foreign superfluities. Having met, and deliberated upon the business of the meeting, the inhabitants unanimously passed the following resolution:
Quote from The Resolution:
     “And, whereas, wool, flax and hemp are the natural produce of this province, we will, so far as we can, encourage the raising and manufacturing [of] those articles, and also all other articles of manufactures which are or may be fabricated in North America, and more especially in this province.”
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