I told him my circumstances at large: that I was a widow come over from American, perfectly desolate and friendless; that I had a little money, and but a little, and was almost distracted for fear of losing it, having no friend in the world to trust with the management of it; that I was going into the north of England to live cheap, that my stock might not waste; that I would willingly lodge my money in the bank, but that I durst not carry the bills about me, and the like, as above; and how to correspond about it, or with whom, I knew not.
However, the argument I used, namely, of giving him a general release, and never troubling him any more, prevailed effectually with him, and he sent me a bill for the money by a person who brought with him a general release for me to sign, and which I frankly signed, and received the money; and thus, though full sore against my will, a final end was put to this affair.
In this way things went along all right for a while; but without money
they found it very hard.
"You are as anxious to get rid of money
as others are to gain it," said he.
At the end of my second year at Hampton, by the help of some money
sent me by my mother and brother John, supplemented by a small gift from one of the teachers at Hampton, I was enabled to return to my home in Malden, West Virginia, to spend my vacation.
On the other side, the commodities of usury are, first, that howsoever usury in some respect hindereth merchandizing, yet in some other it advanceth it; for it is certain that the greatest part of trade is driven by young merchants, upon borrowing at interest; so as if the usurer either call in, or keep back, his money
, there will ensue, presently, a great stand of trade.
When I pay off, I shall send my money
home to wait for me.
'When land is gone and money
's spent, Then learning is most excellent.'
For which reason others endeavour to procure other riches and other property, and rightly, for there are other riches and property in nature; and these are the proper objects of economy: while trade only procures money
, not by all means, but by the exchange of it, and for that purpose it is this which it is chiefly employed about, for money
is the first principle and the end of trade; nor are there any bounds to be set to what is thereby acquired.
"You tell me where your exclusive circles would be if the first Astor hadn't had the money
to pay for his steerage passage over?"
Personally and privately, he had to find the money
, or to confront the one other alternative-- ruin.
If the weaver was dead, who had a right to his money
? Who would know where his money