Of Pennsylvania, a very distinguished lawyer, patriot, and statesman; Adjutant General on the staff of General Washington. While a member of Congress in 1778, the British Commissioner endeavored by brilliant offers to procure his influence to bring about a reconciliation between the mother country and the colonies, to which he made the celebrated reply that "he was not worth purchasing; but such as he was, the King of England was not rich enough to buy him." Was President of Pennsylvania, from 1778, till his death in 1781. [P. 11.]
Catalogue of the National Portrait and Historical Gallery, Illustrative of American History. Formerly belonging to Peale's Museum, Philadelphia, now exhibiting at Independence Hall, on Fourth Street, between Walnut and Vine, Cincinnati. Incorporated by Act of General Assembly. Cincinnati: Gazette Company Print. 1852.