Silas Deane was born in Groton, Conn., and graduated at Yale College, in 1758. He was a member of the first Congress that met in Philadelphia, where he prepared and reported the plan for the Revolutionary marine, with rules and regulations for the government of the navy. [Pp. 9-10; excerpted from a detailed discussion of Deane's involvement with "The Committee of Secret Correspondence" and his related misfortunes.]
Catalogue of Paintings, now exhibiting in Wadsworth Gallery, Hartford. Hartford: Press of Case, Lockwood & Company. 1863.