Joined the Americans soon after the commencement of the war; landed in Whitehaven in Britain, where he did considerable damage, 1778; engaged Captain Pearson off Flamborough head in England, and, after a desperate engagement, took him in the Serapis, 1779; congress resolved that their thanks be given to John Paul Jones, for the zeal, prudence and the intrepidity, with which he had supported the honor of the American flag; honored by the French king with the cross of military honor, 1731; appointed admiral in the Russian Service, 1736; died at Paris 1790. [Pp. 23-24.]
Historical Catalogue of the Paintings in the Philadelphia Museum consisting chiefly of Portraits of Revolutionary Patriots and other distinguished characters. 1813.