Richard Smith (3/22/1735 - 9/17/1803)

Borrowing activity from 10/10/1791 to 5/9/1792.

Richard Smith (March 22, 1735 – September 17, 1803) was a lawyer and politician who served in the Continental Congress.

Richard Smith was born in Burlington, New Jersey to Richard Smith, a member of the West Jersey Assembly, and Abigail Raper, his wife. Smith was educated under private teachers and in Quaker schools, and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1762 and practiced in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and later in Burlington. He was commissioned county clerk of Burlington on December 7, 1762.

Smith was chosen as a New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress from July 23, 1774, to June 12, 1776, when he resigned. He was a member of the New Jersey Legislative Council (now the New Jersey Senate) in 1776, and was elected treasurer of New Jersey, serving 1776 until he resigned on February 15, 1777. Smith moved to Laurens, New York, in 1790, and then to Philadelphia in 1799. He died near Natchez, Mississippi, and was interred in Natchez Cemetery.

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Full Title Author Volume Date Out Date In Rep. Fine Ledger
Transcribed: Simple StoryElizabeth InchbaldVolume 210/10/179110/13/1791
Transcribed: "Elizabeth InchbaldVolume 310/13/179110/19/1791
Transcribed: "Elizabeth InchbaldVolume 410/19/179110/24/1791
Transcribed: GamestersAnna Maria MacKenzieVolume 210/24/179111/3/1791
Transcribed: Unfash. Wife11/3/179111/9/17916p
Transcribed: Hist. WomenWilliam AlexanderVolume 111/9/179111/11/1791
Transcribed: Simple StoryElizabeth Inchbald11/11/179111/23/1791
Transcribed: Henry & FrancesRichard GriffithVolume 111/23/179112/22/17911s/4p
Transcribed: Life of EdwinAnthony PasquinVolume 12/6/17922/10/1792
Transcribed: "Anthony PasquinVolume 22/10/17922/21/1792
Transcribed: Error of NatureB. WalwynVolume 12/22/17925/9/17924s/5p
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