An American General, was born in Boston, in 1750. He was a volunteer in the battle of Bunker Hill, and displayed great courage at the battles of Trenton, Princeton, Germantown, and Monmouth. He was afterwards commissioned a Major-General. In 1785 he was appointed Secretary of War, which office he held eleven years. He died at Thomaston, Maine, in 1806. [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.