1848, Orry plucks run-away slave Priam from the train Madelin suggested to flee on, George uses their friendship to let him escape. Three weeks later, Orry is best man when George weds Constance in Lehigh Station, Pennsylvania. His mother decides to give George equal share in Hazard Iron as his elder brother, Stanley, to his wife's fury. Virgilia tricks Orry into attending one of her blatant abolitionist meetings with the family, where she attracts Congressman Sam Greene's romantic attentions. Scolded by Justin for failing to give him an heir, Madeline refuses to divorce him for Orry. After an explosion due to Stanley's stinging, George is given the power of purse. After Orry's father Tillet Main dies, he fires Salem Jones. Orry permits lawyer-politician James Huntoon to court his equally ambitious sister Ashton. He scolds orphaned cousin Charles for getting dragged into a fistfight with Salem Jones's gang, but seconds and trains him for a duel with Whitney Smith whose fiancée cheated...