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� 1815. "I do, Mother." � 鈥淎s serious as can be.鈥? His father, Thomas Wright, having sold his estates in Kent, settled in Woburn, twenty miles from Boston, in 1760, where Philemon, the fifth and youngest son, was born shortly afterwards. While a mere lad of fifteen he saw active service in the Revolutionary War, in the vicinity of Boston and New York, taking up arms as a British subject against the short-sighted rulers of the Motherland in the vain hope of wresting from them the rights which the revolutionists considered were their due. ^ � "Back when I was general merchandise manager, we didn't have much computer support. So everyFriday morning for six years, I would take my columnar pad with all the numbers on it into Sam's officefor him to review. Every morning that I went through those numbers, Sam would jot them down on hisown pad and work through all the calculations himself. I never felt that he didn't trust my judgment. Hejust felt that it was his function to make sure of everything. Sometimes he would work the numbers a littledifferently from the way I had, or argue with some of my conclusions, which kept me on my toes. Thepoint is: I always knew I could not just go in there and lay a sheet of numbers in front of him and expecthim to just accept it. � Joe hardin: �