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After receiving his Master's degree, Samuel Adams began the search for a job. He  halfheartedly began studying law but found that his mother's strong opposition  prevented any serious study. He joined the counting house of Thomas Cushing, hoping  to succeed in business. He quickly proved that he severely lacked business abilities.  After a few months, Cushing broke the news to Adams and his parents that Adams  would never be a merchant. Cushing remarked that he trained men to be merchants, not  politicians. Adams's father thought that there might be hope for the young man to  become a financier and thus loaned him a thousand pounds with which to begin  business. Adams lost almost every penny in a single transaction. Samuel Adams then  joined his father in the family brewery. Although he proved himself more successful at brewing than at financing, Adams's first 
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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