Excerpt from The True History of the Emma Mine
I am a man of but moderate means, am in the employ of a large public company, and I am certainly not a speculator in the ordinary sense of the term; for, until I made this Emma investment, I had never touched a share either in a mining or any other joint stock speculation. In November, 1871, I had a little money to spare; and seeing a notice of the Emma Company in the press, I obtained a Prospectus, and became strongly impressed with the statements in it, vouched for as they were by the names of such men of high standing, and especially with that of General Schenck, the United States Minister. Being desirous of adding to my income in a legitimate way, I took such shares as were within my means, as a bond fidc investor.
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