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Greeley's First Work In New York

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Day
6
Month
September
Year
1872
Copyright
Public Domain
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The following in referenoe tollr. Greoley's first arriyal in quest of employment in New York is frorn his book, " liooolloctions of a liusy Life." ' With 10 in my pocket " ho snys, "and slimmer clothing worth, porhaps, as muoh more, noarly all 'on my back, I know r.o human Icing within two hundred milps, and my unmistakabïy rostió ruanner and address did not favor the inmediato comniand of romunerativo omployment, whic'i war, my most urgent nood. However tho world was all before mo. í.ry personal estáte tied np, in a pocket handkerohiof, did not at all onoumbor mo." Having procurad board at 2,50 a week, at a houso kopt by an Irisbman natned Edward MüGoldrick, bocontínnes: " Having breakfosted, I began to ransaok tho city for work, and in my total ignóranos travorscd ciany streots where none could possibly bo found. In tho courso of that day and thn next, bowever, I must havo visitcd fully tv.-o-thirds of the printing offices on Manhattan Island, without a glcaiu of sttccess. It was midstunmer, whon business in New York is habituaUy dull, and my youth and unquoetiosable air of county greennuss raust have told against iao. Whon I called at the Journal ree, its edCr. Dnrid Halo, biuntly told me I was a runnway apprentioe from some country office, whioh was a vory naturil though mistaken presumption. I return - cd my lodgiuss on Sttturday thor oughly woary, disbearti-ncd, di'sgustod -- - "- ■■■■■■■ ■Twl JAWfc with New York, and rcsoltpil , dost froni my fcot ncxtMondal I whilo I coulil still lcave with '8. pocket, and before ita a'm? hoi?1 toï furoolojo upon ino. But th-tt k, COuU be. On Sunday aftornoon nnd k soveral Irishraea callcd at SItQ IV11'11!! in their holiday sannterings abont . k'J and bcing told that I was a yoh H ter inquostot' work.interpstediK 1in my effort with tho spontaneouTtS ncssof thoirrace. Ono amone tb" líponod to a place wherc were wantod and gave me tho .'?i direction, so that on visitin tho (i!t"!ila tcd spot ntxt moming I rcadil i8"41 employment ; and thus, whcn'baii ' days a resident, I had found anchJ

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Michigan Argus