Also, that the whole of the young gentleman's fortune had been spent by his Trustee
, by the end of the year 'forty-seven.
I showed myself a little concerned and uneasy at this account, and inquired of the old captain how it came to pass that the trustees should thus dispose of my effects, when he knew that I had made my will, and had made him, the Portuguese captain, my universal heir,
But," says the old man, "I have one piece of news to tell you, which perhaps may not be so acceptable to you as the rest; and that is, believing you were lost, and all the world believing so also, your partner and trustees did offer to account with me, in your name, for the first six or eight years' profits, which I received.
Never was anything more honourable than the proceedings upon this procuration; for in less than seven months I received a large packet from the survivors of my trustees, the merchants, for whose account I went to sea, in which were the following, particular letters and papers enclosed:-
By this time the trustees
discovered that they had anticipated the age and the instructor, or principal, was superseded by a master, who went on to teach the more humble lesson of “the more haste the worst speed,” in good plain English.
Bedford--whom I have already spoken of as one of our trustees
, and a devoted friend of the institution--was visiting the school, he was given a bedroom immediately over the dining room.
After the first year,' say the trustees
, 'an account current will be opened with each pupil; he will be charged with the actual cost of his board, which will not exceed two dollars per week;' a trifle more than eight shillings English; 'and he will be credited with the amount paid for him by the state, or by his friends; also with his earnings over and above the cost of the stock which he uses; so that all his earnings over one dollar per week will be his own.
I have no trustee
, but the one you saw on the day when you fraudulently married me.
A great curiosity came on the trustee
, to disregard the prohibition and dive at once to the bottom of these mysteries; but professional honour and faith to his dead friend were stringent obligations; and the packet slept in the inmost corner of his private safe.
Outside the family John had early attached himself (much as a dog may follow a marquis) to the steps of Alan Houston, a lad about a year older than himself, idle, a trifle wild, the heir to a good estate which was still in the hands of a rigorous trustee
, and so royally content with himself that he took John's devotion as a thing of course.
This expression in the marshal's face was particularly touching to Levin, because, only the day before, he had been at his house about his trustee
business and had seen him in all his grandeur, a kind-hearted, fatherly man.
Miss Maxwell," said Adam, "I am a trustee
of this institution, but upon my word I don't believe in coeducation