Engaged in merc. business, 1791-1810. Appointed by Madison as charge d’affaires Paris (France), 1810, charge d’affaires England, 1811. A peace commissioner to negotiate and conclude treaty of peace with Great Britain.
United States minister to Sweden and Norway, Stockholm, 1814-1818, elected to Massachusetts General Court, 1820. Member Massachusetts, Constitutional Convention, 1820. Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Massachusetts, 17th Congress, 1821-1823.
Born February 27, 1771
Died February 17, 1832