A native of Switzerland, came to this country in 1780, in his 19th year. In 1785, he founded and settled at New Geneva, in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the State Convention of 1789; a member of Congress; Secretary of the Treasury of the United States; one of the Commissioners at Ghent in 1813; and Minister to France and England until 1826. [Pp. 13-14.]
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.