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He wrote: "Bodies that are very lean and scragged cannot be very comely: It is a contrary extreamto corpulency and the parties face always seems to carry lent in it .
America appeared to be on its way to rescue young American from adolescent corpulency.
The Missionary Register excelled itself with a delicate description, which has some backing from the portrait itself: "latterly, an unnatural tendency to corpulency rendered long journeys irksome.