Identification of S. Richards, Esqr.

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This is not a personal genealogy question, but it seems like a genealogy site might be a good place to ask the question.  I have an album of arrangements of music by American composers that I was looking at last night.  One of them is identified only as "A. Richards."  The liner notes are no help and discuss only one of the composers in the collection whose work takes up about half the album.  The piece is called "A Smile of Contentment and Love."  A Google search for that title with "A. Richards" turns up only the album in question.  A search for the title alone shows a manuscript that appears to be from around the 18th century credited to an "S. Richards, Esqr."  (and an "A' for an "S" is an easy typo that an uninformed proofreader would not catch). Google hasn't helped me identify this person any further.  There's no Wikipedia article about him(?--assuming from time and title), and this is the only piece of music mentioned, so I figured any biographical information would likely come from a genealogical source.  Any leads?
in Genealogy Help by Scott Hutchins G2G6 (9.8k points)
I would recommend contacting a music historian.

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The smile of contentment and love adapted to much admired air Kinlock of Kinlock written by S. Richards Esq. arranged with an accompt. for the harp or piano-Forte
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
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Try it this way :  Librettist S.Richards Esq
by Norma Ray G2G2 (2.7k points)

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