This modest but enterprising chemist, associated with Thenard, has made the most interesting discoveries in vegetable chemistry and satisfactory experiments on the alkaline metals discovered by Davey; for the purpose of making certain observations in the upper regions of the atmosphere, he ascended in a ballon to such an unparralled height that the earth was of a pale blue and the sky black; he dared go no higher as the blood already started from his ears, nose and eyes. [P. 51.]
Historical Catalogue of the Paintings in the Philadelphia Museum consisting chiefly of Portraits of Revolutionary Patriots and other distinguished characters. 1813.