Thomas Smith (governor of South Carolina)
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|10th Governor of the Province of South Carolina|
May 1693 – 16 November 1694
|Preceded by||Philip Ludwell|
|Succeeded by||Joseph Blake (governor)|
|Died||16 November 1694
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He died in 1694 and is buried at Medway Plantation. A stone slab marks his grave with the inscription: "Here Lieth Ye Body of the Right Honble Thomas Smith Esq. one of Ye Landgraves of Carolina who Departed This Life Ye16th of November, 1694. Governor of the Province of Carolina in Ye 46 year of his age."
Governor Archdale described Thomas Smith as "a wise sober and moderate welliving man." The Proprietors, writing to Governor Archdale on 10 January 1695, stated: We forward copies of letters written by Colonel Smith not long before his death, that you may enjoy with us his satisfactory account of the growing condition of the province and of the peace and union to which he had brought it. He appears to us to have been a man not only of great parts, integrity and honesty but of a generous temper and a nobleness of spirit as to the public good as is scarcely to be met withal in this age.
His brick townhouse with a wharf on Cooper River was on the corner of East Bay and Longitude Lane.
Smith was the grandfather of Rev. Josiah Smith, a prominent minister of colonial South Carolina.
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