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Excerpt from The Life-Story of Simeon Brownell: A Man Who Has Played a Prominent Part in the History of His TimeThis book deals with the history of Simeon Brownell - a man who has played a prominent part in the history of his time.Physically - anMoreExcerpt from The Life-Story of Simeon Brownell: A Man Who Has Played a Prominent Part in the History of His TimeThis book deals with the history of Simeon Brownell - a man who has played a prominent part in the history of his time.Physically - an Athlete.Mentally - a Financier.Religiously - a Quaker.Politically - a Prohibitionist.By taste - Temperate.As a Financier his ventures have been bold, but sagacious- and throughout his life all his transactions reveal a remarkable keenness to see success where others saw failure, and to find gain wherein others anticipated loss.Religiously and morally, it may be said that at all periods of his life, his love of God stood out most conspicuously and in business, in politics and society, the golden bond of Christianity united the man of affairs, and the Christian as one.As a Politician, before the Civil War, he strongly advocated the anti-slavery cause. He was one of the conductors of the underground railroad, which scheme succeeded in conveying thousands of slaves over the border to Canada, the land of Freedom.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.