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MORSHANSK

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 875 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MORSHANSK, a town of Russia, in the government of Tambov, 50 M. N. of the city of Tambov, on the Tsna river. Pop. (1900), 25,913. The village of Morsha was founded in the middle of 1 Five years later the captain of the ship identified under oath Morse's completed instrument with that which Morse had explained on board the " Sully " in 1832. the 17th century, and received municipal institutions in 1779; but within a very few years it became a wealthy town, owing to its situation in a very fertile district. Since it was brought into railway communication with 'Ryazhsk (8i m. west on the railway between Moscow and Ryazan) it has become the chief centre for the trade in wheat raised in the governments of Tambov, Penza, Saratov and in the eastern districts of the government of Ryazan. There are also extensive dealings in flour, hemp-seed, tallow and potash.
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