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Record of acts, orders & proceedings of a general council constituting the Governor, Deputy Governor & Assistants meeting between regular sessions of the General Assembly upon matters of colonial security or to adjudicate disputes or other legal issues concerning Indians or conflicts arising over inheritance, land ownership, ship cargoes, etc.  Includes references to warrants made, complaints heard, appeals, copies of correspondence to neighboring colonies, commissions granted, attests / signatures of John Clark.  Second series of individual case files & council proceedings not recorded in manuscript volume, 1667 - 1753; C#0588 & C#1185

Secretary ordered to procure book for recording - Acts, Orders and Proceedings of the General and Councill of His Majesty's Collony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Held a Newport, May, 1667

Dates:  1667 – 1753 / 1652 – 1802; Fairly chronological; some deviation - bound volume (1667 - 1753)

Extent: 1 volume 8 ½” x 12 ½”; 199 pp.; file papers, primarily relating to individual suits with several stray 17th century acts & meetings; 4 Hollinger boxes; 2.4 cubic feet

Types of Materials: hand written manuscript / microfilm

Finding Aids: insert finding aid

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C#0204 - Rhode Island Colony Records

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