I have always found, even to the most trivial detail, that Mr. Gould lived up to the whole nature of his obligations. Of course he was always careful and reticent about what he promised, but that promise was invariably fulfilled.
E. Ellery Anderson, a member of the Pacific Railway Commission formed to investigate Gould's management of the Union Pacific Railroad, quoted in Stead, "Jay Gould: A Character Sketch".
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