Smith, Robert (3), Dd

Smith, Robert (3), D.D., an efficient Episcopal minister in America, and afterwards bishop of South Carolina, was born in Norfolk, England, Aug. 25, 1732. He passed A.B. and A.M. at Cambridge, of which he was also elected fellow, and was ordained in 1756. On his arrival in America he was successively assistant and rector of St. Philip's, Charleston, S.C., and was specially interested in the negro school. He exerted himself in favor of the American cause, and went to the lines as a common soldier at the siege of Charleston. During the Revolutionary war he was chaplain to the Continental Hospital, S.C., and had charge of St. Paul's, Queen Anne's Co., Md. He devoted the remainder of his life to teaching and the care and organization of the Episcopal Church. In 1789 he was made D.D. by the University of Pennsylvania, and in 1795 was elected bishop. He died Oct. 28, 1801. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 5, 170.

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