Daniel Webster's N.H. farm to be preserved

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CONCORD, N.H. -- The farm of orator and statesman Daniel Webster will be preserved under a deal announced Thursday after it had been slated to become a housing development.

The Trust for Public Land put together the $2.5 million deal with help from the state and federal governments, private donors and the state's public-private Land and Community Heritage Investment Program...

Webster was born in 1782 in Franklin, although not on the 141-acre farm on the Merrimack River. He was a congressman, senator, presidential candidate and secretary of state.

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