Business: The Goulds Are Going

Some 90 years ago, a man-child was born into the family of a New York state dairy farmer and christened Jason. As that boy grew, according to popular tales, he acquired an education by hard work, invented a mouse-trap and performed sundry undistinguished feats. "It was in the year 1857 that this same person came into the business world with his first name shortened to Jay, and in possession of the Rutland & Washington R. R. He soon parted with this property at a profit and, in 1860, went down to Manhattan.

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