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Hopedale pond Massachusettes

In 1842 [Adin] Ballou and his colleagues purchased 258 acres, known as the Dale, in Milford, Massachusetts, and renamed it "Hopedale." It was to be a missionary society for temperance, for antislavery, for peace, for education, and for women's rights. It was a joint stock company rather than a communitarian society. Ballou did not trust the principle of community property.

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