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Page 136 - They love their land, because it is their own, And scorn to give aught other reason why ; Would shake hands with a king upon his throne, And think it kindness to his majesty; A stubborn race, fearing and flattering none.
Page 32 - The cargo of teas would be sold almost on arrival (say eleven or twelve months after the ship left New York in May), to wholesale grocers, for their notes at four and six months — say for $700,000.
Page 290 - Swetara: but being of an enterprising spirit, and anxious to provide handsomely for his family, he made several voyages to the West Indies, in the way of trade, by which he considerably augmented his property. Pursuing his inclinations, he, in time, acquired large possessions, and became one of the most respectable merchants in America.
Page 31 - A house that could raise money enough, thirty years ago, to send $260,000 in specie, could soon have an uncommon capital ; and this was the working of the old system. The Griswolds owned the ship Panama. They started her from New York in the month of May, with a cargo of perhaps $30,000 worth of ginseng, spelter, lead, iron, etc., and $170,000 in Spanish -dollars. The ship goes on the voyage, reaches Whampoa in safety (a few miles below Canton). Her supercargo, in two months, has her loaded with...
Page 32 - India or Canton merchant, after his ship had made one voyage, had the use of Government capital to the extent of $400,000, on the ordinary cargo of a China ship.
Page 174 - New York, 1893-1900. F°. A American museum under the patronage of the Tammany Society ... for the purpose of ... preserving everything relating to the history of America, likewise every American production of nature or art ... Laws and regulations.
Page 31 - Her supercargo in two months has her loaded with tea, some china ware, a great deal of cassia or false cinnamon and a few other articles. Suppose the cargo, mainly tea, costing about thirty-seven cents (at that time) per pound on the average. "The duty was enormous in, those days. It was twice the cost of the tea, at least : so that a...
Page 136 - All — but a few apostates, who are meddling With merchandise, pounds, shillings, pence and peddling; Or wandering through the southern countries teaching The ABC from Webster's spelling-book ; Gallant and godly, making love and preaching, And gaining, by what they call "hook and crook," And what the moralists call over-reaching, A decent living.
Page 195 - I'm not an errand boy. I came here to learn business," and moves reluctantly. Mr. Grinnell sees it, and at the same time, one of his New England clerks says, "I'll take it up." "That is right. Do so," says Mr. G., and to himself he says, "that boy is smart, will work,