Elected Brigadier General by Congress, 1776; in the beginning of the Revolution by exerting his great abilities did much service in rousing his fellow citizens, by animated and affectionate addresses, to turn out in defence of their endangered liberties; was a member of the first Congress, and President of Congress when general Washington resigned his commission, elected Governor of Pennsylvania, in 1790, in which station he remained till 1799, when he was elected a Representative in the State Assembly, died Jan. 1800. [P. 8.]
Historical Catalogue of the Paintings in the Philadelphia Museum consisting chiefly of Portraits of Revolutionary Patriots and other distinguished characters. 1813.