Trader, planter, and merchant.
Emigrated from Ireland to Philadelphia and went into the West Indian trade. Moved to New Orleans (1768), where he became a planter and a merchant. Appointed American commercial agent at New Orleans (1777) and Havana (1782).
While serving as America’s agent at New Orleans, he made advances for various large sums of money and spent several years seeking reimbursement from both the state of Virginia and from Congress.
Returned to Philadelphia (c. 1785).