Diplomatist; born in Charleston, S. C.
, Nov. 10, 1822;
graduated at Charleston College in 1840; admitted to the bar in 1843; assistant Secretary of State
from December, 1860, till the secession of South Carolina
; held a seat in the legislature of that State in 1862-66; began the practice of law in Washington
in 1875; was a member of the commission of 1880 to revise the treaty with China
; special agent
to the belligerents of Peru
, and Bolivia
in 1881, and during the same year represented the government in the negotiations concerning its rights in the Isthmus of Panama
; appointed with General Grant
in 1882 to effect a commercial treaty with Mexico
His publications include A few thoughts on the foreign policy of the United States
; The diplomacy of the Revolution
; Diplomatic system of the United States
; An American view of the Eastern question
; The diplomatic history of the administrations of Washington and Adams
; Address before the South Carolina Historical Society
, etc. He died in Pendleton, S. C.
, May 4, 1898.