Residence in the college, meeting his expenses by a small sum amassed by school-keeping and by help from a poor students' fund, and graduating in 1836.
Almost immediately afterwards the empire he had amassed rather than consolidated fell to pieces.
By his energy, industry and sound judgment he gradually enlarged his operations, did business in all the fur markets of the world, and amassed an enormous fortune, - the largest up to that time made by any American.
Even then it appears from his own confession that he long brooded over the chaos of materials he had amassed before light dawned upon it.
He amassed a large fortune in Ireland, in which country he had been allotted lands by Cromwell.