In 1767 he obtained a situation as translator in the excise office, and ten years later a post as storekeeper in a mercantile house.
The accident kills the son of the local storekeeper (Lance Henriksen ).
Being now twenty-one years of age, Abraham hired himself to Denton Offutt, a migratory trader and storekeeper then of Sangamon county, and he helped Offutt to build a flatboat and float it down the Sangamon, Illinois and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans.
The accident kills the son of the local storekeeper (Lance Henriksen).
Within the seven years next following he failed twice as a storekeeper and once as a farmer; but in the meantime acquired a taste for reading, of history especially, and read and re-read the history of Greece and Rome, of England, and of her American colonies.