A Major-General in the Army of the United States during the Revolutionary War, of English birth. In early life he entered the British Army. He purchased an estate in Virginia until the American War. In 1775 he was made a Brigadier-General. He accompanied Washington to Cambridge. In June 1776 he was appointed to the command of the Army in Canada, and succeeded in capturing Burgoyne, when Congress ordered a medal of gold to be presented to him by the President. He died in 1806, aged 77. [P. 21.]
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.