Printer and publisher in Worcester, Massachusetts.
One of the most prominent American printers of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. His History of American Printing (1810) discussed Franklin’s printing career at length.
Correspondence with Franklin dealt with the project of publishing an edition of Perry’s English Dictionary.
Born in Boston. Married in 1769 to Mary Dill; divorced in 1777. Married in 1779 to Mary Thomas Fowle (a widow). Married in 1819 to Rebecca Armstrong.