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. Jonathan Mason Jr. of Boston, on whom see a sketch above, >vol. 1:280
, and another in JA, Legal Papers
, 1: civ
. He had studied law and lived in
's household in 1775–1776 and became a correspondent and admiring friend of both
. In 1779 he had married Susan Powell. His father, Jonathan Mason Sr., was a prominent
Boston merchant, married to Miriam Clark; see
under Jonathan Jr. They had three daughters and also a younger son, Benjamin (Harvard
1779), who practiced medicine and became an honorary M.D. in 1800 (
Harvard Quinquennial Cat.