Traveller; born in Kennet Square, Pa., Jan. 11, 1825; became a printer's apprentice at seventeen years of age, and at about the same time wrote verses with much facility.
His rhymes were collected and published in a volume in 1844, entitled Ximena
46 he made a tour on foot in Europe
, of which he published (1846) an account in Views afoot
In 1847 he went to New York and wrote for the Literary world
and for the Tribune
, and in 1848 published Rhymes of travel
In 1849 he
became owner of a share in the Tribune
, and was one of the shareholders at the time of his death.
After serving two months as the secretary of the American
legation at Shanghai
, he joined the expedition of Commodore Perry to Japan
In the spring of 1878 he went to Berlin
as American minister at the German court, and died there, Dec. 19, 1878.