In conclusion it may be said that when the worthy Jonathan Rugg
was married to Martha Dobbs, upon the following June, some
mysterious friend presented to the bride a rope of pearls of such
considerable value that when they were realized into money our
hero was enabled to enter into partnership with his former patron
the worthy Jeremiah Doolittle, and that, having made such a
beginning, he by-and-by arose to become, in his day, one of the
leading merchants of his native town of Philadelphia.