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Richard Penn Smith (1799–1854)

Smith, Richard Penn. An American dramatist and novelist; born in Philadelphia, March 13, 1799; died at Falls of Schuylkill, PA, Aug. 12, 1854. Among his most distinguished plays are: ‘Caius Marius,’ a tragedy, presented by Edwin Forrest in 1831; ‘The Disowned’; and ‘The Venetians.’ His other works include: ‘The Forsaken,’ a novel (2 vols., 1831); ‘Life of David Crockett’ (1836); and ‘Life of Martin Van Buren’ (1836). His ‘Complete Works, Embodied in his Life and Correspondence’ was published by his son, Horace Wemyss Smith (4 vols., 1888).