Was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1724. In 1776 he was elected a delegate to Congress; he was soon elected President of that body, and remained so until the close of the year 1778. In 1779 he was appointed Minister Plenipotentiary to Holland, but on his way thither he was captured by the British and committed to the Tower, where he was held in confinement fourteen months. He died in 1792. [P. 13.]
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.