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Charles Smith

August 11, 1792
September 1830
Home Town:
Roxbury, MA
Later Residences:
Baltimore, MD
Galena, IL
Biographical Notes:
Charles Smith was the son of the Hon. Ralph and Sarah (Ruggles) Smith. He never practiced law. Smith lived in Baltimore, MD for some time and then moved to Missouri. While in Missouri, he worked for a mining company. Smith then went to Galena, IL where he worked as a clerk. He never married and died in Galena, IL.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Dartmouth College in 1808.

Profession / Service
Business; Other
Training with Other Lawyers:
He read the law with Luther Richardson of Boston, MA.

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1810, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

Catalogue of Litchfield Law School (Hartford, Connecticut: Press of Tiffany, Case and Company, 1849), 8.
Secondary Sources:
Chapman, Rev. George T. Sketches of the Alumni Dartmouth College. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1867.

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