Received his education at Princeton College. Was distinguished as a classical scholar. Took an early and active part in the revolutionary war. Had a Colonel's command in the battles of Princeton, Trenton, Brandywine and Germantown. Afterwards was a delegate of Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress. Was a member of the Congress of 1778 which instituted the Articles of Confederation between the states. After the conclusion of the peace, was appointed to various civil offices in the judicial and other departments. Was an active member of most of the literary, useful and benevolent institutions of his native state. For a succession of years, was elected Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. He resigned his various trusts before his death. . . . He died on the 16th of June 1812, in the 72 year of his age. [P. 40.]
Historical Catalogue of the Paintings in the Philadelphia Museum consisting chiefly of Portraits of Revolutionary Patriots and other distinguished characters. 1813.