; born in Boston, Mass.
, Aug. 22, 1751; formed one of the famous “Boston Teaparty,” and soon afterwards went to Long Island
He entered the military service in 1775, and raised two companies of artillery and one of artificers for the expedition against Canada
In November, 1776, he was appointed major, and cornmanded the artillery at Ticonderoga
and in the battle of Stillwater
, or Bemis's Heights.
In April, 1778, he was made lieutenant-colonel and assigned to Lamb
's artillery regiment; and he served with Lafayette
in 1781, participaying in the capture of Cornwallis at Yorktown
He was for many years a leading merchant in New York, and majorgeneral of militia, serving, in 1814, in the defence of the city of New York
He died in Rockaway
, Long Island, N. Y.
, Sept. 2, 1823.