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SWANWICK, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in 1760; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Philadelphia, Pa., and was also interested in literature, having published a volume of poetry; elected as a Republican to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1795, until his death on August 1, 1798, in Philadelphia, Pa.; chairman, Committee on Commerce and Manufactures (Fourth Congress); interment in St. Peter's Churchyard.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Hagley Museum and Library
Manuscripts and Archives Department

Greenville, DE
Papers: In the Sweetman & Rudolph Account Book, 1788-1796, 1 volume. Subjects include John Swanwick.

University of Virginia
The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the John Swanwick Letter to William Livingston [manuscript], July 18, 1782, 1 item. John Swanwick answers a letter of thanks from William Livingston, stating he was happy to perform a service for the Livingston family by shipping some articles.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Baumann, Ronald M. "John Swanwick: Spokesman for 'Merchant-Republicanism' in Philadelphia, 1790-1798." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 97 (April 1973): 131-82.

Swanwick, John [Citizen Snub, pseud.]. A Rub from Snub; or a Cursory Analytical Epistle: Addressed to Peter Porcupine, Author of the Bone to Graw, Kick for a Bite, etc. Philadelphia: Printed for the Purchasers, 1795.

------. [A Citizens of Philadelphia, pseud.]. Considerations on an Act of the Legislature of Virginia, entitled, An Act for the Establishment of Religious Freedom. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Robert Aitken, at Pope's Head, in Market Street, 1786.

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