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Isaac Low

LOW, Isaac, merchant, born near New Brunswick, New Jersey, about 1735; died in England in 1791. He acquired a fortune by trade in New York city, and in the early part of the Revolutionary conflict was an active Whig. He made public speeches in favor of resistance to taxation without representation, though opposed to the demand for independence, was chairman of the first committee of fifty that was appointed to correspond with the other: colonies, and continued as chairman of the new committee. He was also elected, with John Jay and other conservatives, to the 1st Continental congress, took part in its deliberations, and was a member of the Provincial congress of New York in 1775. He was the first signer of the association on 29 April, 1775, and on that occasion delivered a violent speech against the king and parliament" yet, while his colleagues in congress embraced the republican cause, he sought safety by adhering to the crown. In 1776 he was arrested on the charge of holding treasonable correspondence with the enemy. He remained in the city during the British occupation, and was one of the persons named in an act of attainder that was passed by the New York assembly on 22 October, 1779. Mr. Low was appointed by Sir Guy Carleton, previously to the evacuation, one of a board of commissioners to enforce the payment of debts that were due to the departing loyalists. He went to England, and his property, including a tract of land in Tryon county, was confiscated. --His wife, who was a daughter of the mayor of Albany and a sister of Sir Cornelius Cuyler, was noted for her beauty of person and gentle manners. She died in London in 1820, at the age of eighty.--Their only son, ISAAC, became a commissary-general in the British army.--The first Isaac's brother, Nicholas, merchant, born near New Brunswick, New Jersey, 30 March, 1739" died in New York city, 15 November, 1826, became a prominent merchant in New York city before the Revolution, espoused the cause of independence, and was elected a member of the assembly, and of the convention that adopted the United States constitution. He became, m 1796, part proprietor of a large tract in Jefferson and Lewis counties, New York, built a hotel mid a cotton-factory in Ballston, New York, about 1810, and afterward devoted himself to the settlement of his land, which included the sites of Adams, Watertown, and Lowville.

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