An Account of the Life and Character of Christopher Ludwick ...

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Society, 1831 - Bakers - 61 pages
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Page 47 - Briggs, and others, which in 1801 was incorporated under the title of the "Philadelphia Society for the Establishment and Support of Charity Schools.
Page 2 - ... the right whereof he claims as author (or proprietor as the case may be;) in conformity with an act of Congress, entitled 'An act to amend the several acts respecting copyrights.
Page 17 - His house had been plundered of every article of furniture, plate and wearing apparel, he had left in it, by the British army on their march to Philadelphia. As he had no more cash than was sufficient to satisfy the demands of the market, he suffered a good deal from the want of many of the conveniencies of life.
Page 17 - For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing, anxious being e'er resigned, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing, lingering look behind...
Page 8 - Indiaman, and went to the East Indies under the command of Admiral Boscawen. He spent three years and a half in different parts of that country. In 1745 he returned to London, where he received in wages for his services one hundred and eleven guineas and an English crown. With this sum of money in his pocket, he set off for Germany to visit his father, who he found had died during his absence in India, and had left him his whole estate, consisting of a small freehold, which he immediately sold for...
Page 8 - London, where he remained several months, enjoying the pleasures of that great city . After spending his last shilling, at the places of public resort, in the neighborhood of London, he went to sea, and passed the years between 1745 and 1752 in successive voyages from London to Holland, Ireland, and the West Indies, as a common sailor. In these voyages he saved twenty-five pounds sterling, with which he bought a quantity of ready made clothes, and embarked with them for Philadelphia, where he arrived...
Page 36 - The Philadelphia Society for the Establishment and Support of Charity Schools." A rapid and continual influx of members, induced the society to desire an act of incorporation, the accomplishment, of which was hastened by an event, as unexpected, as it was animating.
Page 15 - old gentleman," (the epithet which the general most commonly gave him, ) " and let there be enough of it, if I should want myself." He often dined with the Commander in chief in large companies, and was always treated by him upon such occasions, with particular marks of attention. He frequently spent two hours at a time with him in private, in conferring upon the business of the baking department. The General appreciated his worth, and occasionally addressed him in company, as "his honest friend.
Page 18 - I have known Christopher Ludwick from an early period in the war, and have every reason to believe, as well from observation as information, that he has been a true and faithful servant to the public ; that he has detected and exposed many impositions, which were attempted to be practised by others in his department ; that he has been the cause of much saving in many respects ; and that his deportment in public life, has afforded unquestionable proofs of his integrity and worth. " With respect to...
Page 12 - Let us," said Mr. Ludwick, who happened to be at head quarters, "take them to Philadelphia, and there show them our fine German churches. Let them see how our tradesmen eat good beef, drink out of silver cups every day, and ride out in chairs every afternoon; and then let us send them back to their countrymen, and they will all soon run away, and come and settle in our city and be as good whigs as any of us.

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