(1790–1826), born in Virginia, graduated from William and Mary, read law with his brother-in-law William Wirt. Although appointed professor of law at the University of Virginia, he died before serving. However, he had aided it previously as Jefferson's agent in England, collecting faculty and books. His own works include Sketches of American Orators (1816) and Sketches, Essays and Translations (1826).
From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.