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   Account of the sheep taken from Block Island, 1775, ownership & value

   Account of the stock (sheep, oxen, cows, etc.) taken from Jamestown, 1775

   Bills to be Paid, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, June 1776

   Bills Ordered Paid, State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, October 1777.

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 third Monday in August, 1775

The Hon. Nicholas Cooke, Deputy Governor.

It is voted on and resolved, that all the neat cattle and sheep upon New Shoreham (Block Island), excepting a sufficiency for the inhabitants, be brought off as soon as possible, and landed upon the continent; that two hundred and fifty men be sent upon that island, to secure the stock until it can be taken off. It is voted and resolved, that Messrs. James Rhodes, Gideon Hoxsie, George Scheffield, Joshua Babcock, Abel Turner, Joseph Hoxsie and William Potter, be, and they, or any three of them, are hereby appointed a committee to take possession of the stock that may be brought off from New Shoreham, by order of this Assembly; and such of said stock as may be fit for market, immediately to send to the army; That such of said stock as may not be fit for a market, they immediately sell and dispose of to the best advantage, either at public or private sale, unless the owners of said stock shall choose to take their own stock into possession at their own risk; and that they make report therof, to the next General Assembly.


Proceedings of the General Assembly, held for the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, at Providence, on Tuesday, the 31st of October 1775.

The Hon. Nicholas Cooke, Deputy Governor. Whereas, Messrs. James Rhodes and Gideon Hoxsie, who were appointed a committee to remove all the stock from Block Island, exhibited unto this Assembly an account of the stock taken from said island, belonging to sundry persons, together with the valuation, therof, as follows to wit:

  £ s d.
Giles Pierce, two hundred and forty-one fat sheep and lambs  at £6 10s., per score. 78 06 6
John Paine, seventy-eight sheep, at £6 10 s., per score 25 03 0
Walter Rathbun, seventeen sheep, at £6 10 s., per score. 5 10 6
Abel Franklin, thirty-two sheep, at £6 10 s., per score 10 18 0
John Littlefield, sixty-two sheep, at £6 10 s., per score 20 03 0
Capt. John Sands, one hundred and five sheep, at £6 10 s., per score 34 02 6
Edward Sands, Jr., twenty sheep, at £6 10 s., per score 6 10 6
Joshua Sands, Esq., five sheep, at £6 10 s., per score 1 12 6
Henry Willis, Jr., fifteen sheep, at £6 10 s., per score 5 07 6
Samuel Rathbun, four sheep, at £6 10 s., per score 1 06 0
John Barber, ninety-six sheep, at £6 10 s., per score 31 04 0
Thomas Dickens, eleven sheep, at £6 10 s., per score 3 11 6
John Mott, two lambs at £6 10 s., per score 0 13 0
Hezekiah Dodge, three lambs at £6 10 s., per score 0 17 6
Benjamin Sheffield, six lambs at £6 10 s., per score 1 19 0
Henry Littlefield, two lambs at £6 10 s., per score. 0 13 0
John Mitchell, five lambs at £6 10 s., per score 1 12 6
Thomas Mitchell, nine lambs at £6 10 s., per score 2 18 6
Jeremiah Mitchell, one lamb at £6 10 s., per score. 0 06 6
John Littlefield, forty three lambs at £6 10 s., per score 13 19 6
Capt. John Sands, one hundred and sixty-nine store sheep and lambs, at £5, per score. 42 05 0
John Littlefield, one hundred and forty-eight sheep at £5, per score. 37 00 0
John Barber, one hundred and seventy-five sheep at £5, per score. 43 15 0
Thomas Mitchell, twenty-seven sheep at £5, per score. 6 15 0
John Mitchell, ten sheep at £5, per score 2 10 0
Jonathon Mitchell, ten sheep at £5, per score 2 10 0
Joseph Mitchell, three sheep at £5, per score. 0 15 0
George Franklin, eight sheep at £5, per score 2 00 0
Henry Littlefield, five sheep at £5, per score 1 05 0
Nathaniel Littlefield, twelve sheep at £5, per score. 3 00 0
Edward Sands, Jr., twenty-nine sheep at £5, per score. 7 95 0
Joshua Sands, four sheep at £5, per score 1 00 0
Ezekial Scheffield, fourteen sheep at £5, per score. 3 10 0
Henry Willis, two sheep at £5, per score 0 10 0
John Mott, one sheep at £5, per score 0 05 0
Giles Pierce, four hundred and forty-one sheep at £5, per score. 110 05 0
Abel Franklin, twenty-eight sheep at £5, per score. 7 00 0
John Paine, twenty-three sheep at £5, per score 5 15 0
Walter Rathbun, nine sheep at £5, per score. 2 05 0
Nathaniel Littlefield, Jr., six sheep at £5, per score. 1 10 0
Henry Willis, Jr., ten sheep at £5, per score. 2 10 0
Tormut Rose, six sheep at £5, per score. 1 10 0
Daniel Mott, four sheep at £5, per score. 1 00 0
Jeremiah Mitchell, three sheep at £5, per score. 0 15 0
Ezekiel Rose, four sheep at £5, per score. 1 00 0
  ____ ____ ____
Total sheep and lambs, one thousand nine hundred and eight £534 09 6

 

And the said account being duly examined,----

It is voted and resolved, that the same be, and hereby is, allowed; and that the amount therof, being £534 09s. 6d., lawful money, be paid out of the general treasury to the persons to whom the same is respectively due, as mentioned in said account. 


Whereas, Mr. Sylvester Gardner and Benjamin Gardner, who were appointed a committee, to remove the stock from Jamestown, and to appoint a committee to appraise the same, presented unto this Assembly the following account of the stock removed from the said island, and appraisement thereof, to wit: 

Account of the Stock taken by the Colony, from Jamestown, August 30th, 1775.

  £ s d.
Samuel Carr, one ox, one cow and twelve sheep 20 10 0
Isaac Howland, six oxen, two heifers, thirty-four sheep and one lamb. 80 14 9
Pain Hammond, four oxen and two bulls. 45 00 0
Joseph and Benjamin Underwood, two oxen, one cow and seventeen sheep 28 00 3
Daniel Weeden, Jr., one heifer, one steer and twenty-five sheep 21 04 3
Edgar Carr, two oxen and one cow 28 04 0
Nicholas Carr, two oxen. 21 10 0
Benjamin Carr, two oxen and twenty-one sheep. 25 07 0
George Tew, one ox. 11 08 0
John Eldred, one cow and twenty-four sheep 18 13 6
Isaac Pierce, four oxen, two cows, four heifers, one steer and one hundred and twenty-five sheep 131 03 0
Gershom Remington, two oxen. 21 00 0
Hazard Knowles, three oxen, five heifers, two steers, one bull and twenty-nine sheep. 66 12 9
Daniel Carpenter, five heifers, two oxen and one hundred sheep. 88 00 0
James Carr, Jr., two oxen and three heifers. 27 12 0
Josiah Arnold, Esq., one cow, four heifers and two bulls. 35 09 6
John Howland, two oxen and twenty-six sheep. 31 11 6
William Battey, two oxen. 21 00 0
Thomas Fowler, two heifers, one steer, one cow and twenty sheep. 27 03 0
James Carr, two oxen and ten sheep 19 07 0
Daniel Weeden, two oxen, one cow and one heifer. 34 16 0
Abraham Chance, two oxen and one heifer 22 00 0
John Martin, two oxen 23 12 6
  ____ ____ ____
  £850 09 0

 

And the said account being duly considered,---- It is voted and resolved, that the same be, and hereby is, allowed; and that the amount thereof, being £850 09s., lawful money, be paid out of the general treasury, to the several persons to whom the same is respectively due, as mentioned in said account.


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Proceedings of the General Assembly, held for the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, at Newport, on the second Monday in June, 1776.

 Bills to be Paid

 

  £ s. d.
To the committee for signing  £20,000, in lawful money bills ……  50 00 0
To the committee for signing  £20,000, in lawful money bills ……  100 00 0
Allowance to Watch Company, Newport, 2s. a day each, Dr. Peter Turner for attendance on a sailor belonging to the galley Washington ……  16 00 9
Hopkins Cooke, for a whale boat used in the colony’s service …..…  6 00 0
Rachel Cranston, for boarding one Hamilton, a prisoner, who was sick at her house ……… 9 15 4
William Turner, for rum ………………………………..…..    10
Philip Wilkinson, for four four-pound cannon ………………………..…  72 16 0
Edward Sands, for three double-fortified three-pounders ………………  27 00 0
Dr, Thomas Truman, for attendance on two prisoners wounded on Prudence Island … 07 0
Edward Simmons, for iron-work on three gun carriages ……………  37 06 0
Wilkins Treby, for duck for the galley Washington ……………….…    15 0
Nicholas Easton, for cart wheels, taken for use of the troops …………  12 0
John Pitman, for iron work on gun carriages ………………………..  23 01 9
Samuel Davenport, for iron work on gun carriages ………………….  36 08 5
Cromel Child, for materials and labor for the galley Washington ……..  18 02 6
Benjamin Bosworth, for getting hay off Prudence Island ……………….  25 07 3
William Gorton, Jr., for victualling the Kentish Guards ………………. 11 6
George B. Allen, for boarding soldiers, and for their passages to Prudence, Bristol, &c … 31 02 4
John Waterman, for eight reams of paper, for printing lawful money bills ..  8 00 0
Amos Lockwood, for sundries for troops at Warwick Neck ……….…  9 07 0
Edward Simmons, expense of carriage of a cannon to Tower Hill ...  5 16 4
Ezekial Burr, expenses of express to General Washington, and for bringing prisoners from Boston …… 14 11 7
Welcome Arnold, for carrying express to Governor Turnbull ……..  14 0
James Wallace, for carrying express to General Washington ……...  2 08 0
Sylvester Gardner, for his time, horse-hire and expenses in removing stock, corn and hay, from Jamestown ……… 95 05 1
Ruth Peckham, for boarding a wounded prisoner at Providence ....  3 05 6
Col. Joseph Belcher, for articles furnished the row-galley Spitfire ….  7 01 8
Abraham Anthony, for victualling the Pawtuxet Rangers, while upon alarm at Warwick Neck … 2 19 9
John Newton, for a boat and oars, taken by General Hopkins, for the use of the colony … 6 10 0
George B. Allen, for freighting hay and grain from Prudence Island ..  7 02 0
Capt. Benjamin Pierce, for attendance at the trial of Col. Henry Babcock 2 02 6
Charles Tillinghast, for services in removing hay and stock from Prudence Island … 24 16 1
Anthony Low, for billeting part of Capt. Rice’s company …………...    08 4
Abraham Lockwood, for provisions furnished the militia when upon duty at the alarms on Warwick Neck    07 8
Daniel Austin, for rent of a house removed near Newport, to make room for 8 the North Battery  6 00 0
Daniel Chace, for a feather bed for the use of a wounded soldier, damaged 1 05 0
William Barton and others, expense for bringing ten prisoners from Boston to Providence … 13 08 0
Benjamin Shearman, for the use of his boat seven months, by General Hopkins ……… 2 16 0
Solomon Southwick, for paper for printing the rules and regulations of the army ……..  6 06 2
John Coddington, for a cedar boat for the service of the colony ………  6 00 0
John Goddard, for transporting by water various detachments of the colony’s brigade, at divers times  4 13 8
James Smith, for timber platforms in the fort, at Bristol Ferry …..  2 04 4
Cromel Child, for making twenty-one carriages for cannon, etc …..  217 02 0
James Arnold, Jr., for materials for, and laying, a platform in the battery upon Long Neck, in Cranston, and for field-carriages for cannon … 75 16 2
Caleb Carr, for provisions supplied Capt. Throop’s company ………  4 05 6
Joshua Ingraham, for rent of house and stores in Bristol, improved by the colony’s troops …… 5 00 0
Thomas Sabin, for board and entertainment of the Indian chiefs that were before the Assembly in January … 18 14 0
For damages done by troops to the estate of John Banister ………..  2 14 0
William Dillingham, for a large cedar boat taken by Gen. Hopkins ..  8 00 0
Nathaniel Mumford, for his settling the accounts of the committee of war, and the commissary …  15 15 4
Gideon Mumford, services for the same duty …………………….…  10 04 0
Jonathan Hazard, for expenses to Block Island, to apprehend disaffected persons ……  3 07 6
Dr. William Hunter, for attendance on Daniel Tillinghast, a wounded man 7 09 6
Dr. Jonathon Easton, for attendance on Daniel Tillinghast, a wounded man..  6 19 6
Anthony Holden, for board of prisoners of war ……………………..  6 15 0


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

 Bills Ordered Paid
 
  £ s. d.
Charles Sherman, for subsisting soldiers in Lieutenant Colonel Barton’s command 04 0
John Northrup, one of the committee of safety; balance due him ………... 719 03 0
Christopher Smith, for his services as lieutenant colonel in the fifteen months’ brigade 77 04 0
John Sayles, for small arms and bayonets for the use of militia of the town of Smithfield, drafted for the late expedition against Rhode Island 36 00 0
William Channing, for services as assistant clerk of the lower house ………..  7 02 0
Col. Joseph Stanton, for clothing furnished a deserter from the 54th British regiment, who swam off Rhode Island, entirely naked 13 15 0

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