Caleb Lownes

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-'''Caleb Lownes,''' a Philadelphia Quaker, was an iron merchant who supplied [[Thomas Jefferson]] with iron for his [[Nailmaking|nailery]]. Lownes also served as a member of the Board of Inspectors of the Pennsylvania state penitentiary from 1790-1799, and served as secretary of the Philadelphia Committee, which organized the city's resistance to the yellow fever plague of 1793.+'''Caleb Lownes,''' a Philadelphia Quaker, was an iron merchant who supplied [[Thomas Jefferson]] with iron for his [[Nailmaking|nailery]]. Jefferson first began his dealings with Lownes in December 1793, but ultimately found Lownes to be an unreliable supplier and began obtaining nail rod from a different merchant in 1796.<ref>Jefferson to James Madison, 24 April 1796.</ref>
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 +==Footnotes==
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==Further Sources== ==Further Sources==
*[[Short Title List|Betts, ''Farm Book'']], 426-429. *[[Short Title List|Betts, ''Farm Book'']], 426-429.
*DePuy, LeRoy. "The Walnut Street Prison: Pennsylvania's First Penitentiary," ''Pennsylvania History'' 38(1951): 130-144. *DePuy, LeRoy. "The Walnut Street Prison: Pennsylvania's First Penitentiary," ''Pennsylvania History'' 38(1951): 130-144.
 +*[[Short Title List|''PTJ'']], 27:586-7. Identification of Caleb Lownes.
[[Category:People|Lownes, Caleb]] [[Category:People|Lownes, Caleb]]

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Caleb Lownes, a Philadelphia Quaker, was an iron merchant who supplied Thomas Jefferson with iron for his nailery. Jefferson first began his dealings with Lownes in December 1793, but ultimately found Lownes to be an unreliable supplier and began obtaining nail rod from a different merchant in 1796.[1]

Footnotes

  1. Jefferson to James Madison, 24 April 1796.

Further Sources

  • Betts, Farm Book, 426-429.
  • DePuy, LeRoy. "The Walnut Street Prison: Pennsylvania's First Penitentiary," Pennsylvania History 38(1951): 130-144.
  • PTJ, 27:586-7. Identification of Caleb Lownes.