Excerpt from The Humors of Falconbridge: A Collection of Humorous and Every Day Scenes
Jonathan F. Kelly was born in Philadelphia, on the 14th day of August, A. D. 1817. Young Jonathan was, at the proper age, placed at school, where he acquired the rudiments of a plain Englis... h education, sufficient to enable him, with the practice and experience to be gained in the world, to improve the advantages derived from his tuition. He was, while yet a boy, placed for a time in a grocery store, and subsequently was employed by Lewis W. Glenn, a perfumer, whose place of business was then in Third street above Walnut.
In 1837, Jonathan, being of the age of nineteen years, deter mined to go out into the world to seek adventure and fortune.
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