Born in Philadelphia, May 2, 1740. Early in the Revolutionary War he was appointed Commissary General of Prisoners. In 1777 he was chosen a member of Congress; and in 1782 was made President of that body, and, as such, had the honor of signing the definite treaty of peace. He was appointed, by General Washington, President of the National Mint on the death of Rittenhouse, June 26, 1796. He died October 24, 1821, aged 81 years. [P. 20.]
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.