b. Ireland; went to America as major in British Regt. based in Boston;
turned Republican prior to Revolution; settled in S. Carlina; owned substantial
plantations there and in Georgia; delagate to Congress, 1787; mbr. of
Convention that framed Constitution; author of fugitive slave clause;
served as Senator, 1792-96, and 1802-04; opposed Jay treaty with Britain;
director of 1st and 2nd Banks; dg. m. Owen Wister; there is a microfilm
of his business interests and state concerns (Adam Matthew Publications).
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