Samuel Powel notes on metaphysics and logic  1756
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Samuel Powel was born in 1738 and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduating from the College of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania) in 1759, Powel spent several years in Europe. In 1769, he married Elizabeth Willing, and the couple traveled in elite social circles. During the Revolution, Powel served as mayor of Philadelphia. Samuel Powel died of yellow fever on September 29, 1793.