; born in England
about 1755; came to America
in 1770 or 1771; served under Arnold
in the expedition against Ticonderoga
and became his secretary; and at the siege of Quebec
he commanded with great skill the forlorn hope after Arnold
In 1777 he was made lieutenant-colonel of Lamb
's artillery regiment, and for his bravery at the battle of Monmouth General Knox
highly praised him. Soon after that battle he left the service and engaged in the printing and publishing business in Philadelphia
, where he was made public printer.
challenged General Hamilton
to fight a duel in 1789, but the quarrel was adjusted.
In business in England
in 1792, he went to France
, joined the French
army, and commanded a regiment of artillery.
He died in New York, Sept. 30, 1795.