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Low, Nicholaslocked

(30 March 1739–15 November 1826)
  • Sue C. Patrick

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Low, Nicholas (30 March 1739–15 November 1826), merchant and speculator, was born at Raritan Landing, New Jersey, the son of Cornelius Low, Jr., and Johanna Gouverneur, descendants of English and Dutch settlers in New York. After education in New Jersey he moved to New York City to clerk for merchant Hayman Levy. Low established his own firm in 1774, primarily selling imported and manufactured goods....

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