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Records Relating to Deputies and Freeman Records | State Archives Catalog

Annual town clerk returns of men chosen to act as deputies in the General Assembly & those admitted as “freeman” (free holders of lands, tenements or heredity) eligible to vote in town affairs.  C#00653

Dates:  1727 – 1778

Extent: folders, five Hollinger boxes; 2.30 cubic feet

Types of Materials: hand written manuscripts

Finding Aids: microfilmed, 6 reels (C#00141 &C#00142); GSU order #'s 934806; 934807; 934808; 953922; 953923; 953924.  Also name index, 3 x 5 card file

Related Sources:

C#0204 - Rhode Island Colony Records, 1646 - 1851 - Public laws, February Session, 1729 as codified, 1730, p. 209 “Act directing the admittance of freemen within the several towns of the colony”

Public Laws, 1744, pp. 182 “Act for choosing deputies annually”

Bartlett, John Russell, Rhode Island Colony Records, 1636 – 1792, 10 Vols., Providence, 1856 – 1865.


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