A Classification of American Wealth
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the oldest brother, James Perkins died in 1822. Thomas Handasyd Perkins, now 58, was equally eager to retire and Samuel Cabot jr (1784-1863) who had married Thomas' daughter Elizabeth Perkins, became the principal of the Boston house. The Perkins had tried to bring in their sons, James Perkins III and Thomas Perkins jr, but it turned out that neither of them was suited for business. Thus in 1838, when Samuel Cabot decided to retire too, the partnership was dissolved. Thomas Handasyd Perkins could now devote time to charities, which he enthusiastically did. Perkins & Co in Canton had been terminated in 1830, when John Perkins Cushing retired and his designated successor Thomas


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