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Public law & general statute codifications (1719 - 1956) & contemporary abstracts of General Assembly session proceedings (1764+) detailing enactments of the legislature as found in manuscript series Rhode Island Colony Records; Acts & Resolutions & Private Acts / Charters. Latter initially bound as “schedules." with subsequent volumes containing reports submitted by various boards, commissions & government agencies as mandated.  Commencing in the late 19th century annual publications primarily bound separately as public laws & acts and resolves.  Codifications first published in 1719 with enactment revisions for 1730 - 1736, 1744 - 1752 & 1767.  Digests or general statutes re-codified 1798, 1822, 1857, 1872, 1882, 1896, 1909, 1923, 1938 & 1956 (updated annually).

Dates:  1719 – on going

Other Names: Schedules

Types of Materials: printed abstracts (annual publications)

Finding Aids: indexed by volume & in aggregate compilations, 1758 – 1899 (4 volumes); 55.0 cubic feet

Related Sources:

C#0204 -Rhode Island Colony Records, 1646 - 1851

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


Records filed under "Public Laws, Acts & Resolves - Published"


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