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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  1778
|Account between General Henry Knox and Jackson Tracy & Tracy
|31 July 1778
|Brimmer, Martin (1742-1804)
|Signed by Brimmer on behalf of Jonathan Jackson, Nathaniel Tracy, and John Tracy. Knox pays for sugar and repairs of the Hero, a frigate.
|Revolutionary War Revolutionary War General Building Construction Maritime Finance Diet and Nutrition Merchants and Trade Commerce
|Brimmer, Martin (1742-1804) Jackson, Jonathan (1743-1810) Knox, Henry (1750-1806)
|The American Revolution; Naval & Maritime
|The Henry Knox Papers
|Possibly signed by Martin Brimmer (1742-1804) a Boston merchant. Jonathan Jackson was born in Boston to Edward Jackson and his wife Dorothy Quincy. After graduating from Harvard in 1761, Jackson apprenticed as a clerk with Newburyport merchant Patrick Tracy. Jackson went into business alone in February 1765, but due to poor health entered into a partnership with John Bromfield in 1766. After the death of his first wife, Jonathan Jackson married Hannah Tracy, the daughter of Patrick Tracy, in 1772, and in 1774, he dissolved his partnership with Bromfield to enter into a partnership with his brothers-in-law Nathaniel and John Tracy. Jackson, Tracy & Tracy continued until 1777, when it folded due to losses resulting from the Revolution's disruption of trade. Jonathan Jackson served in the Continental Congress in 1782 (information obtained from records of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859