Was born in England shortly after the arrival of his parents from America. Received his education in Europe where he completed his studies in Engineering and Architecture. Commenced the practice of his Profession in England, and was engaged in several extensive works of inland Navigation and Architecture. Was one of the surveyors of the city of London. Came to the United States about the year 1798, and during his residence in this country, has contributed much to the improvement and embellishment of those places where his talents have been called into action. In 1803 he was appointed surveyor of the public buildings of the United States at Washington City, and the same year was engaged as engineer to the Delaware and Chesapeake canal company. The work in this city by which he has been most distinguished is the chaste, elegant and substantial structure of the Bank of Pennsylvania, and in Washington, the magnificent Hall of the house of representatives. He is now engaged in supplying with water the city of New Orleans. [Pp. 46-47.]
Historical Catalogue of the Paintings in the Philadelphia Museum consisting chiefly of Portraits of Revolutionary Patriots and other distinguished characters. 1813.