Printed By John Wyeth: Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania, 1811. Small Octavo. Item #028400
378 pages,  page (errata). Published in 1811 anonymously, he was born in 1752 and was raised in Philadelphia where he studied for the bar but when the American Revolution began, he raised a company and was taken captive by the British when Fort Washington fell on November 16, 1776. He was released on parole in July 1777 and once the war ended, he practiced law, and became a member of Pennsylvania's ratifying convention in 1788 and became an elector for George Washington in the first presidential election. When Thomas McKean became governor, he was removed from office as a federalist. He wrote for newspaper and died in 1818 with most of his contemporaries not knowing he had also been a major contributor to various Pennsylvania newspapers. From the library of Elijah Dechert of Pennsylvania with his name at the head of the first page dated 1822. Bound in a modern brown cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, endpapers renewed, occasional scattered foxing or toning, damp staining to title page near gutter and of a handful of other leaves, but very readable. [Sabin 28418; Shaw, American Bibliography, 22936. [Howes, G-344].