countinghouse


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As a young man, he is installed as a clerk in a Venetian countinghouse, but he leaves this mercantile career for the theater after falling in love with an actress.
Cast-off scraps of paper or the shavings-down of the quill, these "parings" of the countinghouse are reemployed.
Over twenty thousand people, about three quartets of the city's population, traveled to Duncan Island on July 9, 1841 to witness the hanging of four rivermen convicted of robbing a local countinghouse, killing two clerks and then setting the building ablaze.
On the wail behind Witsll is another quote from Knight: "We believe in profitability but do not sacrifice either principle or quality on the altar of the countinghouse.
I op'd my countinghouse, and took away These simple fragments of my treasury.