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Aggregate account of the proceedings of the General Assembly initially meeting as General Courts, Courts of Commissioners & Courts of Trial.  Includes copies of various Indian deeds, memorandums respective of early land conveyances, codification of laws, proceedings of the governor & council, acts & resolutions passed, elections of general, civil & military officers, petitions heard, appropriations & appointments granted, establishment of committees, reports relative or ordered, etc.  Initial volumes (1646 – 1669) inconsistent chronologically & contain meetings as early 1641 and late as 1671. Volumes 13 through 29 mislabeled as series overlaps into statehood period

Dates: 1646 – 1851

Other Names: Proceedings of the General Assembly

Extent: 30 volumes; 13.15 cubic feet

Types of Materials: hand written manuscripts / printed abstracts / 18 microfilm reels (C#00145 through C#00149)

Finding Aids: subject / name index (printed & microfilm); abstract Bartlett, John Russell, Rhode Island Colony Records, 1636 – 1792, 10 volumes, Providence, 1856 – 1865; printed legislative indices, 1758 – 1850; 1851 – 1862

Related Sources:

C#0206 - Records of the Isle of Rhode Island

C#0260 - Proceedings of the General Assembly

C#0481 - Land & Public Notary Records

C#0209 - Fones Record

C#588 & C#1185 - Governor & Council

C#208 - Body of Laws of the Colony

C#0653 - Deputy & Freeman Records

C#0207 - Gyles transcription record

C#0210 - Acts & Resolutions of the General Assembly

C#203 - Private Acts of the General Assembly

C#244 & C#245 - Journals of the House & Senate

C#0165, C#1184 & C#1179  - Petitions to the General Assembly

C#0261 - Committee Reports

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