An eminent writer, and philanthropist. Commissary General of prisoners during the Revolution. In 1777 a member of Congress, and in 1782 President of that body. Succeeded Rittenhouse as Director of the Mint. Afterwards devoted himself to the study of biblical literature, and to the cause of Christian benevolence. Was the first President of the American Bible Society, and a munificent patron of that and other charities. [P. 13.]
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.