Returned to Boston after French education, 1787. Visited England and France, 1790, soon after received gift of $10,000 from father to start a business. Became merchant, set up firm on Long Wharf, Boston.
Moved to Philadelphia, 1792. A founder Society of Sons of New England. Member Pennsylvania Senate, 1817-1821, introduced emanicipation bill for Negroes still enslaved in Pennsylvania, 1821.
Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Pennsylvania, 18th Congress, 1823-1825. Author: (essay) Continental Paper Money. (book) Recollections (includes parts from diary started 1800), published 1877.