The Thread pp 49-54 | Cite as


  • Philip J. Davis


Belween the years 1868 and 1871,” said William Carpenter, “Boss Tweed and his cronies managed to steal about $45,000,000 from the City of New York. Figuring an inflation ratio of 10 to 1 at the very least, you can see that this was a very fine piece of cash indeed. One of the beneficiaries of this plunder was a man by the name of Charles Edwin Wilbour. Wilbour was descended from an old Rhode Island family that had settled in Little Compton in the 1690’s. He was a bright boy with an interest in languages. He entered Brown with the Class of 1854 and won a prize in Greek.


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