Samuel Jackson, an American physician, born in Philadelphia in 1787, died there, April 5, 1872. .He was for 28 years professor of the institutes of medicine in the university of Pennsylvania, and occupied for a long time a leading position as a physician and surgeon. He was also popular as a lecturer, and distinguished as a writer. His most important work is " The Principles of Medicine " (Philadelphia, 1832).
Samuel Nelson, an American jurist, born at Hebron, N. Y., Nov. 10,1792, died at Coopers-town, Dec. 13, 1873. His father, a farmer, emigrated to the United States from the north of Ireland in the latter part of the 18th century. He graduated at Middlebury college, Vt., in 1813, studied law at Salem, N. Y., was admitted to the bar in 1817, and commenced practice at Cortland. In 1820 he was a presidential elector. From 1823 to 1831 he was circuit judge, after which he became associate justice, and in 1837 chief justice of the supreme court of the state of New York. In 1844 he was appointed associate justice of the United States supreme court. In 1846 he was a member of the state constitutional convention, and in 1871 of the joint high commission to settle the Alabama claims. In October, 1872, he was compelled by declining health to retire from the bench. He resided for more than 50 years at Cooperstown.
Samuel Noble, an English clergyman, born in London, March 4, 1779, died there, Aug. 27, 1853. While an apprentice to an engraver he became acquainted with the writings of Swe-denborg, and in 1810 was one of the founders of the London society for printing and publishing them. For 28 years he edited the "Intellectual Repository" while he pursued his profession of engraver. In 1820 he was ordained a minister of the New Jerusalem church, and in 1824 delivered a course of lectures, published under the title of "Plenary Inspiration of the Scriptures" (1828), and subsequently another course of lectures, published as "An Appeal in behalf of the Doctrines of the New Church" (2d ed., 1838). He also published two other volumes of lectures and sermons, and translated Swedenborg's "Heaven and Hell".
Samuel Prout, an English water-color painter, born in Plymouth, Sept. 17, 1783, died in London, Feb. 10, 1852. Some sketches of Cornish scenery which he executed for Britton the antiquary first brought him into notice, and in 1805 he removed to London. He published a series of studies executed in lithography (1816); " Facsimiles of Sketches made in Flanders and Germany;" "Sketches in France, Switzerland, and Italy;" "Antiquities of Chester;" "Hints on Light and Shade, Composition, etc, as applicable to Landscape Painting;" "Microcosm, the Artist's Sketch Book of Groups of Figures, Shipping, and other Picturesque Objects;" and "Hints for Beginners".
Samuel Provoost, an American bishop, born in New York, March 11, 1742, died Sept. 6, 1815. He graduated at King's (now Columbia) college in 1758, and in 1761 entered as fellow commoner of St. Peter's college, Cambridge, England. He was ordained in 1766, returned to New York, and was assistant minister of Trinity church till 1768. In 1770 he retired to a small farm in Dutchess co., remained there till the close of the revolution, and was then elected rector of Trinity church. He was chaplain to the continental congress in 1785, and to the senate of. the United States in 1789. Having been elected bishop of New York in June, 1786, he accompanied Dr. William White to England, and was consecrated with him, Feb. 4, 1787, at Lambeth palace. In 1800, on account of his health, he resigned the rectorship of Trinity church, and in 1801 the episcopal office. The latter resignation was not accepted by the house of bishops, and Dr. Benjamin Moore was chosen his coadjutor.