Born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Married Mary Drinker on May 17, 1793. They had four sons and three daughters. Operated a shipping business between Philadelphia and Liverpool.
President of the Board of Trade of the city of Philadelphia. Authored the 1852 statement of this organization regarding formation of a Mint in New York.
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Memorial of the Board of Trade of the City Philadelphia in relation to the Establishment of a Branch Mint at New York
The board of trade of Philadelphia argues against the formation of a branch Mint in New York City.