Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Massachusetts” in chapter 1 of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge:

...in May, 1638, Cambridge, and has thus ever since remained. And so essentially was the college the centre of the whole colony, as well as of the town, that there exists among the manuscripts of the Massachusetts Historical Society a memorandum, dated September 30, 1783, to the effect that in the early days the persons appointed to lay out roads into the interior did it only so far as the bank by Mrs. Biglow'...
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Massachusetts (Massachusetts, United States) 30,598 8 0 0 0 user votes

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