Smith, George (3), Dd
Smith, George (3), D.D.
a bishop of the Church of England, was born in 1815, and graduated from Magdalen Hall, Oxford. When China was opened to the residence of Christian missionaries, Mr. Smith offered himself for service there, and was accepted. After spending several years in the work of a missionary, a bishopric was founded in China, to which he was elected. For sixteen years bishop Smith discharged the duties of the episcopate in the British colony of Hong Kong, among the British chaplains, and in the missionary fields occupied by the Church Missionary Society in that vast country. As a preacher he exercised a wide influence for good, as a bishop he ruled wisely, and as principal of St. Paul's College, Hong Kong, he directed the education of many intelligent Chinese youths, who afterwards became influential members of the native community, not a few of them professing Christianity. The bishop twice returned to England to recruit his health, passing on one occasion through India, and on another by Japan and San Francisco through North America. Of his visit to Japan he published a very interesting journal. He died December 14, 1871. See (Lond.) Christian Observer, February 1872.