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WILLIAM RICHARD SMITH, Esq.
[Post-Captain of 1817.]

We first find this officer serving as midshipman of the Daedalus frigate, Captain Henry Lidgbird Ball, on the East India station, in 1800[1]. He was made commander, Dec. 15, 1808; appointed to the Orestes brig, Oct. 16, 1811; and posted Jan. 1, 1817.



  1. See Suppl. Part I. p. 143.