JESSUPSJust Enough to Stop Speeding Up Pedestrian Streets
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Jessup, the treasurer of the Slater Fund, I refer to because I know of no man of wealth and large and complication business responsibilities who gives not only money but his time and thought to the subject of the proper method of elevating the Negro to the extent that is true of Mr.
With his supplies diminished and vulnerable, he assigned the Jessups and their men the dangerous task of running supplies past rebel posts on the Hudson, an assignment carried out by Major Edward Jessup with "great zeal and attention to the orders given him for the preservation of Provision," according to a citation noted by Beacock Fryer.
His situation hopeless, Burgoyne surrendered but not before giving the provincial corps permission to escape, an option the Jessups declined to exercise and were subsequently taken prisoner.
As a successful Hudson River entrepreneur, Major Edward Jessup's only losses came during the American Revolution and in the patriot courts of New York.
The life of Edward Jessup followed a similar dramatic arc.
Jessup's life had begun more than 81 years earlier in Fairfield, Connecticut, a county that had come by its name honestly.
Major Edward Jessup's great-grandfather came from England, it is thought, before 1649 and settled in Westchester, New York.
As a young man, Edward Jessup moved southwest along the Long Island Sound and settled in Stamford where he and his wife Abigail began a family, his son Joseph being their first-born in 1699.
The Joseph Jessup family arrived at the mid-section of the Hudson known as the Long Reach, so named by Henry Hudson's crew on the Half Moon during its voyage of discovery a century earlier.
According to the history of the nearby town of Queensbury written in the 19th century, the brothers Jessup were ardent Tory landowners who used questionable business practices--two traits that were not uncommon among men of affluence at the time.
Over the next two years, Edward Jessup went north and established himself with a land grant on the north shore of the St.