Excerpt from 118th Anniversary, the Hibernian Society of Philadelphia for the Relief of Emigrants From Ireland, 1889
Thomas Fitzsimmons was a native of Ireland and rose to great distinction as a merchant of Philadelphia, both before and during the Revolution. He commanded a volunteer com pany, and was engaged in active service during the war. He was for many years a member of the State Legislature of Pennsylvania, and represented Philadelphia in Congress with honor. He was for a long time Director of the Bank of North America, and was President of the Insurance Company of North America up to the time of his death. He was theadviser and counselor of Franklin, Hamilton and Jefferson, and the coadjutor of Robert Morris. His name is attached to the Consti tution of the United States.
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