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Once in Golconda: A True Drama of Wall Street 1920–1938 by John Brooks

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Chapter Six

Enter the White Knight

I

From the Rector’s report, Trinity Church Parish Year Book and Registry, covering the year 1930:

The past year has presented many difficulties.… The problem of what we, as a church, could do to give comfort and help to the many who were in serious difficulties because of unemployment was a problem of the first importance.…

I decided, after consulting with several experts in charitable and social service work, that the Church could best serve the community by taking care of her own people. The Vestry contributed a considerable sum of money.… I then appealed for voluntary contributions toward a fund to care for the poor of the parish. It is not possible or proper to speak publicly of the particular cases of dire ...

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