Was born in the Island of Nevis, in the British West Indies, on the 11th January, 1757. At the age of 16 he accompanied his mother to New York, and was placed at Columbia College. At the age of 19 he entered the American Army; and in 1777 was appointed an Aid-de-Camp to Washington, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1782 he was chosen a member of Congress from the State of New York; and in 1787 a member of the Convention which framed the Constitution of the United States. In 1789 he was placed by Washington at the head of the Treasury Department. He retired from office in 1795; and in 1804 he fell in a duel with Colonel Burr, Vice President of the United States. [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.