William Smith

(1728—1793) lawyer and politician in America

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(1728–93), born in New York, graduated from Yale (1745), became a lawyer, and with William Livingston prepared the first digest of New York statutes (1752) and A Review of the Military Operations in North America …1753–1756 (1757). He is best known for The History of the Province of New York (1757), which chronicles events to 1732, with primary emphasis on the 18th century. He was inclined to the Loyalist side, went to England (1783), and was later Chief Justice of Canada (1786–93).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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