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1824 transcription of the earliest “ancient” records of the colony as contracted to Charles Gyles (1780 – 1849) by legislative committee organized during the October Session, 1822.  Volume details the first settlements upon Aquidneck Island in 1638, proceedings of governmental bodies through the year 1670 as well as various documents found among the records of the four original towns of Newport, Portsmouth, Warwick & Providence including a copy of Roger Williams initial deed with Miantunnomi & Caunnounicus of March 24, 1637/8.  Volume appendix also chronicles the proceedings of the government of Sir Edmund Andros 1687 – 1688, as later added & transcribed in 1835, from the records of the Supreme Judicial Court in the County of Newport.  Note:  body of work comprises the majority of original manuscripts found within Records of the Isle of Rhode Island, first two volumes of Rhode Island Colony Records & Body of Laws of the Colony.  C#00207

Dates: 1824 / 1835

Extent: 1 volume, 118 pp.; 0.20 cubic feet

Types of Materials: hand written manuscript / microfilm, C#00147

Related Sources:

C#0206 - Records of the Island of Rhode Island

C#0204 - Rhode Island Colony Records, Vols. 1 – 2

C#0208 - Body of Laws of the Colony

C#0210 - Acts & Resolutions Passed, Vol. 26, pp. 15, 63

C#0261 - Committee Reports, RI General Assembly, Vol. 8 #60

Records filed under "Gyles Record - Colonial Record Transcripts"

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