A celebrated political writer, was born in Maryland in 1732, educated in Delaware, and practiced law in the city of Philadelphia. In 1765 was appointed by Pennsylvania, a delegate to the first Congress held at New York, and subsequently a member of Congress, and President of Pennsylvania and Delaware successively. He died at Wilmington in 1808. [P. 11.]
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.