Samuel Stanhope Smith, an American clergyman, born at Pequea, Pa., March 1G, 1750, died in Princeton, N. J., Aug. 21, 1819. He graduated at Princeton college in 1767, and from 1770 to 1773 was tutor there. He was then for some time a missionary in western Virginia, and was principal of the seminary which became the Hampden Sidney college. In 1779 he was appointed professor of moral philosophy in the college of New Jersey, of which he was president from 1794 to 1812. In 1786 he was associated with several other clergymen of the Presbyterian church in preparing the form of presbyterial government which continues to the present time. He published "Causes of the Variety in the Figure and Complexion of the Human Species " (8vo, 1787); " Sermons " (1799); "Lectures on the Evidences of the Christian Religion " (12mo, 1809); and " A Comprehensive View of the leading and most important Principles of Natural and Revealed Religion " (8vo, 1816). His "Sermons," with a memoir of his life and writings, were published in 1821 (2 vols. 8vo).