One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, was born near Boston, on the 19th October, 1735. Was a member of Congress from Massachusetts in 1776. At the close of the war he was appointed first Minister to London; in 1789 elected Vice President, and on the resignation of Washington, succeeded him to the Presidency in 1797. He died on the 4th July, 1826, in his 91st year. [P. 8.]
Catalogue of the National Portraits in Independence Hall: comprising many of those of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and other distinguished persons connected with the early history of the efforts which resulted in the glorious Liberty we now enjoy. Philadelphia. 1856.