We do not anticipate any accruals at this time.
Access to the original manuscripts is restricted due to preservation concerns (fragile manuscript).
Per orders of the State Archivist, the original manuscripts should not be produced or photocopied. Access is to be provided via microfilm, abstracts (John Russell Bartlett’s Rhode IslandColony Records, Rhode Island Colony Records Gyles Transcription (1824-1835), the published volume of the Portsmouth Town Records) or a preservation photocopy.
Rights: Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.
Microfilmed (C#00149); GSU reel #954960
Scope and Contents: Earliest known record of colonial government organization upon Aquidneck Island (Portsmouth & Newport), including first meetings of bodies politic, lists inhabitants admitted, general courts of elections, copies of Indian deeds & conveyances of land, etc.