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Smith, Jeremiah, 1759-1842



  • Existence: 1759 - 1842

Jeremiah Smith was born in November 29, 1759 in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Smith attended Harvard University before graduation from Queens College in New Jersey. Smith served in the Continental Army and read law, entering the bar in 1786, after which he was in private practice until 1796. From 1798 to 1801, Smith served in the House of Representatives, the Senate as NH District Attorney and as a probate judge. In 1801, he was nominated as a federal judge to a seat on the United States Circuit Court and in 1809, he became governor of New Hampshire, a position he held for a year before returning to private practice. Smith died on September 21, 1842.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel Webster letter

Webster Mss 819152.9
Identifier: Mss 819152.9
Overview In English.

Francis Brown letter

Mss 817457
Identifier: Mss 817457
Overview In English.

Jeremiah Smith lecture notes

Codex 003394
Identifier: 003394
Overview Notes taken by Jeremiah Smith (1759-1842) from a lecture on Moral Philosophy by John Witherspoon, D.D. (1722-1794) at Queens College.

Jeremiah Smith letter

Mss 799378
Identifier: Mss 799378
Scope and Contents Letter from Jeremiah Smith of Exeter to Moses Dow of Haverhill, N.H. writer wishes Dow to let him know the state of affairs between Dow and Thomas Mellen.