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Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England

Printed 1862, volume 7, June 1775.

 

Officers to command the several Trained Bands, or Companies of Militia in the Colony

 [Note: All spelling is as written in the book.]

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Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England

Printed 1862, volume 8, December 1778.

Amount of Rations, &c., Allowed to the Soldiers, by the Continental Congress.

Rations established by the Continental Congress, with variations made by Peter Phillips and Jabez Bowen, Esqs., and approved by the honorable the commissioners of the four New England states, viz.:

Submitted by your humble servants,
Peter Phillips
Jabez Bowen


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Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England

Printed 1862, volume 8, December 10, 1776.

Assistants and Militia Officers Chosen

 [Note: All spelling is as written in the book.]
Officers chosen for the two Regiments END

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Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England, 1862.

Proceedings of the General Assembly, held for the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, at South Kingstown, on Thursday, the 17th day of April, 1777. [excerpt]


Committee appointed by the General Assembly to procure Blankets for the Soldiers.
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Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England, 1862.

Proceedings of the General Assembly, held for the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, at Newport, on Thursday, the 18th day of July, 1776.

  The Hon. Nicholas Cooke, Governor
  The Hon. William Bradford, Deputy Governor

This Assembly, taking into the most serious consideration, the resolutions of the Most Honorable the Continental Congress of the United States of America, of the 4th instant, declaring the said states free and independent states, do approve the said resolution; and do most solemnly engage, that we will support the said General Congress, with our lives and fortunes.

It is voted and resolved, that the resolution of the General Congress, declaring the United Colonies free and independent states; and the act of this Assembly, approving said resolution, be published by the secretary to-morrow, in Newport, at twelve o’clock, in the presence of both houses of the General Assembly.

That thirteen cannon be discharged at Fort Liberty, upon reading said proclamation; and that the brigade be drawn up on the Parade, in thirteen divisions, and immediately after the discharge of the cannon, make a discharge of musketry; each division firing one volley, in succession.

It is further voted and resolved, that the said resolution and act be published in Providence, on Thursday next, at twelve o’clock, in such manner as His Honor the Governor shall think fit, and that thirteen cannon be discharged on the occasion.

It is further voted and resolved, that the said resolution and act be read in the several town meetings, to be holden on the last Tuesday in August next; and that the secretary seasonably furnish the necessary copies.

It is voted on and resolved, that the captains of the two row gallies in the service of this state, forthwith proceed with said gallies to the city of New York; and that on their arrival there, they receive the orders of His Excellency Gen. George Washington, and conduct themselves accordingly.

Be it enacted by this General Assembly, and by the authority therof, it is enacted, that for the future, the style and title of this government, in all acts and instruments, whether of a public or private nature, shall be the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations; and that this act, and the act of approving the United States of America free and independent states, be published in the next Newport Mercury and Providence Gazette.

It is voted and resolved, that the sheriff of the county of Newport be, and he is hereby, ordered and directed forthwith to take into his custody Edward Thurston, of Newport; and Messrs. George Sears, Jonathon Arnold, Jonathon Haszard, William Greene and Cromel Child, be a committee, to proceed with said sheriff to the dwelling house of the said Edward Thurston, and there to demand of him that he open to their view all desks, chests or other suspected places, under lock or otherwise; and if he shall refuse to show and unlock the same, that the said committee be, and hereby is, directed to break open the same, and carefully inspect and make search for any and all letters of correspondence upon the disputes between the independent states of America and Great Britain, or of a political nature; and such letters or papers as they shall think proper to bring with them for the inspection of this General Assembly.

And that the said sheriff at the same time have the said Edward Thurston before this Assembly.

It is voted and resolved, that the sheriff for the county of Newport, together with Messrs. George Sears, Jonathon Arnold, Jonathon Haszard, William Greene, and Cromel Child, proceed to the dwelling house of Mr. John Coggeshall, then and there demand of him, that he open to their view all desks, chests or other suspected places, under lock or otherwise; and if he shall refuse to show and unlock the same, that the said committee be, and hereby is, directed to break open the same, and carefully inspect and make search for any and all letters of correspondence upon the disputes between the independent states of America and Great Britain, or of a political nature; and such letters or papers as they shall think proper to bring with them for the inspection of this General Assembly.

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