Jacob de Witt (1785-1859)

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Jacob de Witt (1785-1859)
Abstract
The biography of American-born Jacob de Witt (1785-1859), a Montreal hardware merchant, president of the short-lived Banque du Peuple and one of the founding directors of the Montreal City and District Savings Bank in 1846, and member of the Legislative Assembly. In politics, de Witt was a reformer who, in the 1830s, identified with Louis-Joseph Papineau. However, he refused to follow Papineau and the Partiote movement into rebellion in 1837. In 1849, de Witt supported the Annexation Movement. In business, De Witt was also involved in shipping on the St. Lawrence and participated in setting up the Montreal and Bytown Railway Company.
Publication
Revue d'histoire de l'Amérique française
Volume
Vol. 3
Issue
no. 4
Pages
537-555
Date
Mars 1950
Language
de
URL
Citation
Richard, Louis. “Jacob de Witt (1785-1859).” Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française Vol. 3, no. 4 (March 1950): 537–555. https://www.erudit.org/revue/haf/1950/v3/n4/801596ar.pdf.
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