Excerpt from Boston: A Brief Description of the Principal Facts About the City The real city, having a population of nearly and ranking as the fourth city, ih eludes 40 municipalities which are included in a circle with a radius of about 12 miles. The relations of this metropolis to the city itself are, except in political respects, like those of the British metropolis to the old city of London. Socially and commercially the interests of the 40 communities are closely interwoven. Almost the entire district is thickly populated, and the lines of division between the communities are merely arbitrary. There are metropolitan park, sewerage and water systems under unified con trol, serving most of these cities and towns. Most of them are included in one postal district, and most of them are served by one system of electric street railway transportation. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.