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The Daily Dispatch: December 18, 1860., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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[from the Washington Constitution.] The Great Gin Man of the World is from Virginia. --Adolpho Wolfe, now the largest manufacturer of Gin in the world is by birth a Virginian. He was born in Richmond. He is the seventh son of Major Benjamin Wolfe, deceased who was an officer of the American Revolution. Of these sons only three are living; Joel alluded to hereafter, and Nat Wolfe, the great criminal lawyer of Kentucky for the last twenty years Originally taken to Kentucky by Henry Clay, Nat Wolfe retained the friendship of the great statesman to the last hour of his life. Adolpho Wolfe removed to the city of New York in 1826, and entered the counting-house of his elder brother Joel Wolfe, who was then largely engaged in the importation of brandy and gin from France and Holland. Young Wolfe's business qualification and energetic perseverance soon gave him a prominent position in the house of his brother, and when he reached the age of 21 he became a partner. In 18 th