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OF

EMINENT PHILADELPHIANS,

NOW DECEASED.

COLLECTED

FROM ORIGINAL AND AUTHENTIC SOURCES,

BY

HENRY SIMPSON,

MEMBER OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA.

"Though fame is smoke,

Its fumes are frankincense to human thought."

BYRON.

ILLUSTRATED WITH FORTY-FOUR FINE ENGRAVINGS.

PHILADELPHIA:

WILLIAM BROTHERHEAD,

NO. 213 SOUTH EIGHTH STREET.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1859,

BY HENRY SIMPSON,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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To

HORACE BINNEY, ESQ.,

The accomplished Scholar; the distinguished
Lawyer; the profound Civilian; the courteous
Gentleman; the patriotic Citizen, and
the Eminent Philadelphian;

THIS VOLUME,

which contains some record of those who in former times were alike true men and Eminent Philadelphians; and of whose virtues and civic services he is the worthiest living representative;

IS DEDICATEQ,

with sentiments of respect, esteem, and admiration, by his very obedient servant, THE AUTHOR.

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