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THE BENEVOLENCE of the GRANTS


SUPPORTERS of the GRANTS ATTRIBUTE:


* FROM JAMES NASMYTH: ENGINEER, AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, EDITED BY SAMUEL SMILES, LL.D.

FIRST PUBLISHED 1883 – EXTRACTS FROM CHAPTER 10 (TAKING PLACE 1832)

“It was to the Messrs. Grant, the famous "Brothers Cheeryble" of Dickens. I was taken to their counting-house in Cannon Street, where I was introduced to Daniel Grant. Although business was at its full height, he gave me a cordial reception. But, to save time, he invited me to come after the Exchange was over and take "tiffin" with him at his hospitable mansion in Mosely Street.”

“He whispered to me, "Keep your heart up!" With such views, he said, I was sure to do well. And if, he added, on any Saturday night I wanted money to pay wages or other expenses, I would find a credit for £500 at 3 per cent at his office in Cannon Street, "and no security." These were his very words. What could have been more generous? I could only whisper my earnest thanks for his warm-hearted kindness.”


* THOMAS H HAYHURST – AN APPRECIATIVE ESTIMATE of the GRANT BROTHERS


* WILLIAM HUME ELLIOT – THE COUNTRY and CHURCH of the CHEERYBLE BROTHERS



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