August 30, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XV(9):329-330. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410350025006

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It is a matter of no ordinary moment that while this has been justly termed the age of getting, yet each year the fact is more and more emphasized that it is also the age of giving. If with the power to accumulate there is joined a spirit of benevolence, and a wise discrimination in its exercise, then may men be earnestly congratulated for the noble services they may render to their fellows. If the record could be accurately stated it would be found that by far the larger amounts contributed are the aggregates of pittances given by the masses, and which go so largely to the supply of daily needs. So, too, in matters of collections for all benevolent and religious purposes, the yearly contributions of those with moderate means amount to many millions. In connection with the marvelous developments of wealth which have been made in America

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