Dorr Rebellion: Correspondence, 1820-1846 | State Archives Catalog
Scope and Contents: Communications concerning the Dorr insurrection or letters of notaries involved in the affair (11 items). Includes Mayor Thomas Burgess of Providence to Governor James Fenner, May 18, 1842; Governor Samuel Ward King to Governor James Fenner, June 27, 1842; Colonel Allen (member of governor’s council) to L. H. Arnold, Commandant at Pawtucket, June 30, 1842; Joseph B. Wilkinson & Colonel George W. Bennett, militia officers (depositions) 1842; Thomas Wilson Dorr to William Simons, February 18, 1846; Silas Wright (Tammany Hall Dorr supporter) to William H. Seward, then Governor of NY, Aug. 14, 1839; Mrs. Catherine R. William (Dorr supporter) to Governor James Fenner Dec. 29, 1843; Olney Ballou (Dorr supporter) to Governor James Fenner, Dec. 28, 1836; James Bankhead (advisor to Law & Order Party 1842) to Major Milo Mason. June 1, 1820 & William Gibbs McNeil (General of State Militia forces at time of insurrection) to Tristam Burgess, Oct. 16, 1835. See Adjutant General Correspondence, 1842, for bulk of Dorr related military communications / orders.