Was born at Woodstock, Connecticut February 23, 1764; while yet a youth he was one year in the Revolutionary army. Afterwards became a member of the college at Hanover, New Hampshire, the honors of which he received [in] 1790. Held a commission in the western army several years. Appointed consul at Tunis. In 1804 he planned and executed a daring enterprise which was of great advantage in procuring a peace with Tripoli, and the surrender of the American imprisoned citizen. [P. 39.]
Historical Catalogue of the Paintings in the Philadelphia Museum consisting chiefly of Portraits of Revolutionary Patriots and other distinguished characters. 1813.