it was full to the brim of bright pine-tree shillings, fresh from the mint
; and Samuel Sewall began to think that his father-in-law had got possession of all the money in the Massachusetts treasury.
How, I knew not, for I could come at no knowledge of anything, more than this, that he came home about three o'clock in the morning, caused the rest of his goods to be removed into the Mint, and the shop to be shut up; and having raised what money he could get together, he got over, as I said, to France, from whence I had one or two letters from him, and no more.
This I did effectually, for I went into the Mint too, took lodgings in a very private place, dressed up in the habit of a widow, and called myself Mrs.
"Perhaps, mademoiselle, they might give that much at the mint
, for there they coin money; but, in this shop, no one will give more than five francs for that thimble."
There were rosy bleeding-hearts and great splendid crimson peonies; white, fragrant narcissi and thorny, sweet Scotch roses; pink and blue and white columbines and lilac-tinted Bouncing Bets; clumps of southernwood and ribbon grass and mint
; purple Adam-and-Eve, daffodils, and masses of sweet clover white with its delicate, fragrant, feathery sprays; scarlet lightning that shot its fiery lances over prim white musk-flowers; a garden it was where sunshine lingered and bees hummed, and winds, beguiled into loitering, purred and rustled.
Says I to the exciseman, says I, I think you oft to favour us; I am sure we are very good friends to the government: and so we are for sartain, for we pay a mint
of money to 'um.
Our readers may remember the unsigned reports we published relating to the 'Left foot of the Rue Oberkampf,' at the time of the famous robbery of the Credit Universel, and the famous case of the 'Gold Ingots of the Mint
.' In both those cases we were able to discover the truth long before even the excellent ingenuity of Frederic Larsan had been able to unravel it.
"Gum chewers have come to know Orbit as the go-to brand for that clean-mouth feeling," said Steve Johnson, vice president of gum and mints
at Mars Wrigley Confectionery, LLS.
NECTAR SOURCE: Eastern Tiger Swallowtails find the mountain mints
to be a valuable source of nectar.
A Guide Book of the United States Mint
: Colonial, State, Private, Territorial, and Federal Coining Facilities is the 23rd volume in the Bowers Series on coin collecting, and provides collectors with an in-depth survey of the history of the Philadelphia Mint
and its branches, plus different private and government mints
Bowers, a numismatist and author, details the history of the US Mint
and each of its branches and private and territorial mints
and assay offices that provided local and regional coins.