failed in this business, while many are known who have made for-
tunes by it.
Edward Walcott was among the first who commenced the business
in the place. He commenced in 1828, in the west part of the town.
A few years after, he removed to the centre, employed yearly about
one hundred hands, and manufactured about one hundred and fifty
thousand pairs of shoes. He has manufactured not far from three
Henry Wilson, more distinguished in another sphere, in which he
has received our notice, commenced the manufacture of shoes in
1838, and closed in 1818.
HISTORY OF NATICK.
In 1838 he made 18,000 pairs, and employed 18 hands.