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

Printed 1862, volume 7, June 1775

 

Proceedings of the General Assembly, held for the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, at Providence, on Monday the 27th day of October, 1777.

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It is voted and resolved, that Joseph Underwood, Mary Underwood, Abigail Holloway, Polly Holloway, Dorcas Easton, Catharine MíKinzie, Mary Fowler, Sarah Greene, Hannah Weeden, Jr., Peleg Weeden, Phoebe Weeden, Damaris Weeden, Mrs. Goszart and her two children, Sarah Sweet, daughter of Samuel Sweet, and Elizabeth Thurston, be permitted to go in a flag of truce from North Kingstown to the island of Conannicut, under the care of the commanding officer in the town of North Kingstown, with their wearing apparel.

That Joseph Underwood and Sarah Greene be permitted to carry each two beds, with the necessary bed clothes.

That the said flag do not proceed until ten days after the rising of this Assembly; and that the same be transacted without any expense to the state.

Whereas, Mrs. Isabel Marchant, late of Newport, now of Hopkinton, widow, preferred a petition and represented unto this Assembly, that some time since she lent the general treasurer a sum of money, to supply the necessities of government upon a very pressing occasion; and that she hath now an opportunity of making use of the same, to her advantage; and thereupon, prayed  this Assembly, that the general treasurer might be directed to pay her the said sum, by her lent, with the interest due theron; and premises being duly considered,----

It is voted and resolved, that the prayer of the said petition be, and the same is hereby, granted.

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

Printed 1862, volume 8, December 1776

  

Proceedings of the General Assembly, held for the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, at South Kingstown, on the last Monday in February, 1770.

The Hon. Joseph Wanton, Governor 
The Hon. Darius Sessions, Deputy Governor 

ASSISTANTS

Mr. Peleg Thurston 
Mr. Job Bennett 
Mr. Solomon Drown 
Mr. David Harris 
Mr. Weston Hix 
Mr. Thomas Wickes 
Mr. Jonathon Randall 
Mr. John Congdon 
Mr. Joseph Hazard 
Mr. William Richmond, Jr. 

DEPUTIES

Bristol 
Col. Simeon Potter 
Mr. William Bradford 

Charlestown 
Mr. Gideon Hoxie 
Mr. Job Taylor 

Coventry 
Mr. Stephen Potter 
Mr. John Rice 

Cranston 
Mr. Gideon Comstock 
Capt. Richard Searle 

Cumberland 
Mr. Jeremiah Whipple 
Mr. David Brown 

East Greenwich 
Maj. Preserved Pierce 
Mr. William Pierce 

Exeter 
Mr. Daniel Barber 
Mr. Daniel Sunderlin 

Glocester 
Mr. Thomas Owen 
Maj. Rufus Smith 

Hopkinton 
Mr. Thomas Wells, Jr. 
Mr. Abel Tanner 

Jamestown 
Mr. Oliver Haszard 
Capt. William Haszard 

Johnston 
Mr. Henry Harris 
Mr. Abraham Belknap 

Little Compton 
Mr. Thomas Church 
Mr. Nathaniel Searle, Jr. 

Middletown 
Mr. John Barker 
Mr. Thomas Coggeshall 

Newport 
Mr. Nicholas Easton 
Mr. John Wanton 
Mr. George Hazard 
Capt. Samuel Carr 
Capt. William Read 
Mr. Thomas Freebody

New Shoreham 
Mr. Paul Niles 

North Kingstown 
Mr. Ezekial Gardner 
Mr. John Northrup 

North Providence 
Mr. Thomas Olney 
Mr. Job Olney 

The Hon. Metcalfe Bowler, speaker; 
Mr. Wm. Ellery, clerk. 
Mr. Henry Ward, secretary. 
Mr. Oliver Arnold, attorney general. 
Mr. Joseph Clarke, general treasurer. 
James Helme, Esq., chief justice of the superior court of judicature, court of assize and general jail delivery. 

Portsmouth  
Mr. Metcalfe Bowler 
Mr. Benjamin Hall 
Mr. Jeremiah Lawton 
Mr. John Almy 

Providence 
Mr. Daniel Jenckes 
Mr. Moses Brown 
Mr. Benoni Pierce 
Mr. Job Smith 

Richmond 
Mr. Edward Perry 
Mr. Joshua Clarke 

Scituate 
Mr. Job Randall 
Mr. Benjamin Slack 

Smithfield 
Mr. Caleb Aldrich 
Mr. Daniel Mowry, Jr. 

South Kingstown 
Mr. William Potter 
Mr. Stephen Hazard 

Tiverton 
Mr. Samuel Durfee 
Mr. William Cooke 

Warren 
Mr. Cromel Child 
Maj. Samuel Allen 

West Greenwich 

Mr. Benjamin Tillinghast 
Mr. Isaac Johnston 

Warwick 
Mr. Philip Greene 
Col. James Arnold 
Mr. Stephen Arnold 
Mr. Thomas Rice 

Westerly 
Capt. Edward Saunders 
Mr. Joseph Clarke, Jr. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
SHERIFFS OF THE SEVERAL COUNTIES FIELD OFFICERS OF THE SEVERAL COUNTIES. END

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Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England. Vol. 7.


Rhode Islandís first Postmasters, Appointed June 1777:

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

volume 8, December 10, 1776

Proceedings of the General Assembly, held for the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, at Providence, recorded 1770.

Whereas, Messrs. John Jenkes, Moses Brown, John Brown, David Harris, William Smith, John Updike, Knight Dexter, Ebenezer Thompson, Joseph Lawrence, Zephaniah Andrews, Elijah Bacon, Noah Mason, John Smith, Jonathon Ellis, Jonathon Hamman, Thomas Greene and James Lovett, in behalf of themselves and unto their associates, preferred a petition, and represented unto this Assembly, that from a regard to the instruction of youth, in most necessary parts of learning, they, with the town of Providence, have caused to be built within said town, a commodious brick school house, two stories high; the upper part of which, containing two rooms, belongs to them and their associates; that for the better carrying their design in building the said rooms into execution, they have formed themselves into a society, known by the name Proprietors in the Town School House; and thereupon, for the well ordering and governing the said school, in the upper part  of said house, and for the better establishing the rules and orders already made; and also all future regulations respecting the same, they pray this Assembly to grant and extend to the said society, their heirs and assigns, a full and ample power, at all times hereafter, to order, ordain and enact all such rules and regulations, as may from time to time, appear to them necessary for the well ordering all prudential affairs of the said society; and that all rules, acts, orders and regulations so made, as may (not repugnant or disagreeable to the laws of this colony, or the acts and orders of the said town of Providence), be, to all intents and purposes, valid and binding upon the said society, and each individual thereof; on consideration whereof,---

Be it enacted by this General Assembly, and by the authority thereof it is enacted, that the prayer of the petitioners, in the foregoing petition contained, be, and the same is hereby, granted.

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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 Providence, on the last Monday in October, 1770.

The Hon. Joseph Wanton, Governor
The Hon. Darius Sessions, Deputy Governor

An Act to incorporate certain persons by the name of the Benevolent Congregational Society, in the town of Providence, in this colony. Whereas divers persons have petitioned this Assembly, for an act of incorporation, whereby they may be enabled to promote certain purposes set forth in their petition, and hereinafter mentioned;---

Therefore, be it enacted by this General Assembly, and by the authority therof, it is enacted, that Darius Sessions, Ephraim Bowen, Sam'l Nightingale,  Benj. Bowen, Jabez Bowen, Jacob Wightman, Jona. Badger, John Foster, Jr., Charles Keen, Nathaniel Greene, Eleazer Harding, Benjamin West, Amos Throope, Nathaniel Frothingham, Samuel Nightingale, Jr., Stephen Dexter, William Dexter, Elihu Robinson, Joseph Manning, Levi Hall, Nathaniel Metcalf, James Greene, Ezekial Burr, Joshua Hacker, Nehemiah Sweet, Paul Allen, John Carpenter, Jonathon Arnold, Amos Atwell, Jonathon Russell, Jonathon Ellis, Alexander Sampson, Joseph Nightingale, William Bowen, Henry Stirling and Timothy Gladding, together with such others, as they shall elect from time to time, shall be, forever hereafter, a body of corporate and politic, in fact and name, by the name of the Benevolent Congregational Society, in the town of Providence, in the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, in New England, for the purpose of raising a fund, by free and voluntary subscriptions, contributions, legacies and donations, for the support of public worship in the Congregational Society, in the town of Providence, aforesaid, of which the Reverend David Shearman Rowland, is at present minister.

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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 Providence, recorded 1770.

At the special request of the inhabitants of the town of Providence, made by their representatives,---
It is voted and resolved, that the inhabitants of the said town of Providence, be, and they are hereby, permitted and authorized to sell all kinds of spirituous liquors, in any quantities not less than one quart; provided , that the same be not drank in the house of the retailer; any law of this colony to the contrary, in any wise, not withstanding.

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