This was the first officer of distinction immolated on the altar of freedom, at the dawn of the Revolution which ended in the recognition of the independence of the thirteen United States of America by Great Britain. Of his character it may be said, that to the purest patriotism and most undaunted bravery, he added the best virtues of domestic life, the eloquence of an accomplisthed orator, and the wisdom of an able statesman. His fame will be immortal. [P. 21.]
Catalogue of the National Portraits in Independence Hall; comprising those of many of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and of other distinguished persons. 1870. Philadelphia: Published for the Use of Visitors. 1870.