1858: Be careful what you wish for! Burleigh K. Jones just can’t get rid of those buttons he had his brother send him from Boston:
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Burleigh is always looking for novel ways to make a living… Even when he joins the 2nd NH in 1861, he tries his hand at “pedling” pipes and barbering. His ideas often outpace his success; these are the same buttons he asked his brother (Sullivan) to send from Boston a few letters earlier.
SOURCE = Letters of Burleigh K. Jones @ Hopkinton Historical Society
6 March 1858