Excerpt from Memoir of Hon. William Appleton: Prepared Aggreably to a Resolution of the Massachusetts Historical Society
Paris, and London; and, towards the close of the year 1817, embarked for Charleston. In April following, we returned to Boston my health having been much improved during our long absence.* This year (1819) I went into business with Messrs. Paige and Chase. Our copartnership continued for six years during which I carried on considerable additional business on my own account.
Such is his own simple and summary record of a commercial career, which, when we take into view its humble beginnings and his feeble health, in connection with the sagacity and enterprise displayed and the suc cess accomplished, is almost without a parallel. He had been in Boston but eighteen years, and was not yet forty years old, when he retired from the firm last mentioned; yet, at that period, no man in the town, of his own age, had made so much money, and not more than two or three were possessed of an equal amount of property.
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