Knowlton Biography, Chapter 14

Fourteen: Hawley Having returned from my second course of lectures, I started off with a horse, an old sleigh, an old pair of farmer's saddle-bags, an electerizing machine, and ten dollars, only ten dollars, and no medicines, to seek my fortune…I went into Hawley, with my empty purse and saddle-bags, on the first of January, 1824; and there bought, at the first move, a small place (without paying a cent down for it), before I knew anything of the value of real estate in that town, and promised to give a fifth if not a quarter more for it than it could have been sold for to any other person.

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