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[Diary entry: 7 October 1774]

7. At Congress. Dined at Mr. Thos. Smiths.

Thomas Smith (1745–1809) was deputy surveyor of the frontier area around Bedford, Pa., in 1769. After the formation of Bedford County in 1771, he held the offices of prothonotary, recorder of deeds, and clerk of the sessions and orphans courts. Smith later became colonel of the 2d Battalion of Bedford County Associators and a member of the Pennsylvania legislature 1776–80. He served in the Continental Congress 1780–82 and in 1794 was appointed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

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