Poet, playwright and essayist.
After being a priest and an actor, Samuel Jackson Pratt took the pseudonym “Courtney Melmoth” and began a literary career.
Spent time in France in 1777 and 1778; while there borrowed money from Franklin.
Suspected of having been a double agent during the American Revolution.
Born in St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England. Married.