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Thomas Smith (1745- 3/31/1809)
Borrowing activity from 11/25/1789 to 4/16/1792.
Thomas Smith (1745 – March 31, 1809) was a politician and jurist from Pennsylvania. Smith was born near Cruden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He attended the University of Edinburgh, and then migrated to the United States, where he settled in Bedford, Pennsylvania on February 9, 1769. He became a deputy surveyor that same year. Smith then studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began practicing as a lawyer in 1772. He became a deputy register of wills and prothonotary in 1773, and a justice of the peace in 1774.
When the Revolutionary War broke out, Smith served as a deputy colonel of militia. He was a delegate to Pennsylvania's constitutional convention in 1776, and elected as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1776 until 1780. Smith was then chosen to be a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1781 to 1782. He was later a judge of the court of common pleas in 1791, and finally on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from 1794 until 1809. Smith died in Philadelphia and was buried in Christ Church Burial Ground.
|Full Title||Author||Volume||Date Out||Date In||Rep.||Fine||Ledger|
|Henry Fielding||Volume 1||11/25/1789||12/14/1789||daughter|
|Thomas Otway||Volume 1||11/9/1791||11/23/1791|
Experiments and observations on electricity, made at Philadelphia in America, by Benjamin Franklin, L.L.D. and F.R.S. To which are added, letters and papers on philosophical subjects. The Whole corrected, methodized, improved, and now first collected into one Volume, and illustrated with copper plates.Transcribed: Franklin on Electricity
|George Adams||Volume 1||1/17/1792||1/23/1792|
|Charlotte Turner Smith||Volume 1||1/31/1792||2/2/1792|
|Charlotte Turner Smith||Volume 2||2/2/1792||2/9/1792|
Astronomy explained upon Sir Isaac Newton’s principles, and made easy to those who have not studied mathematics. To which are added, a plain method of finding the distances of the planets from the sun, by the Transit of Venus over the Sun’s Disc, in the Year 1761. An Account of Mr. Horrox’s Observation of the Transit of Venus in the Year 1639Transcribed: Ferguson's Astronomy
|Elizabeth Blower||Volume 2||2/15/1792||2/16/1792|
|Mrs. H. Cartwright||Volume 1||2/24/1792||2/25/1792|
|Elizabeth Inchbald||Volume 4||2/29/1792||3/2/1792|
|Mrs. H. Cartwright||Volume 2||3/2/1792||3/3/1792|
|Elizabeth Inchbald||Volume 3||3/6/1792||3/9/1792||2s|
|Edward Gibbon||Volume 1||3/14/1792||4/16/1792||2s|