Francis Lewis, an American revolutionist, born at Llandaff, Wales, in March, 1713, died in New York, Dec. 30, 1803. He was educated at Westminster school, and afterward served a clerkship in a mercantile house in London. At the age of 22 he emigrated to New York, and engaged in commercial pursuits, from which he retired in 1775. In this long interval he several times visited Russia and other parts of Europe, and during the " old French war " was an agent for supplying the British troops in North America with clothing. At the surrender of Fort Oswego he was aide to Col. Mercer, and was taken with the other prisoners to Canada, and thence to France. At the close of the war the British government gave him 5,000 acres of land for his services. At the outbreak of the revolution he was elected to the continental congress, and in May, 1775, he took his seat in that body as one of the delegates from New York. He signed the Declaration of Independence, and with the exception of one short interval continued to be a member of congress until April, 1779. His residence on Long Island, whither at the time of his first election to congress he had removed his effects, was wantonly plundered by the British troops, and so greatly was his property reduced by the war that he died a poor man.