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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.10457
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0019] 1778 
Title Account between General Henry Knox and Jackson Tracy & Tracy
Date 31 July 1778
Author Brimmer, Martin (1742-1804)  
Document Type Military document
Content Description Signed by Brimmer on behalf of Jonathan Jackson, Nathaniel Tracy, and John Tracy. Knox pays for sugar and repairs of the Hero, a frigate.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Building Construction  Maritime  Finance  Diet and Nutrition  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  
People Brimmer, Martin (1742-1804)  Jackson, Jonathan (1743-1810)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme The American Revolution; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859