Susan L. Farmer records, 1983-1987 | State Archives Catalog
Scope and Contents: Primarily records of the Legal Counsel. Series include Correspondence Outgoing, Correspondence Incoming and Litigation files. Correspondence consists of general correspondence and includes an index which indicates recipients, date and subject, all arranged chronologically. (Per RIGL § 42-8-7. "The secretary of state shall keep a copy of every official letter sent by him or her, and shall preserve all public letter received by him or her.") Legal Counsel records include case files for cases filed in civil court against the State of Rhode Island (plaintiff v. Defendant -Susan L. Farmer, in her Official Capacity as Secretary of State of Rhode Island). The bulk of these cases are reinstatements for corporate charters. (See RIGL § 7-1.8-88, 7-1.8-88.1, 7-1.1-89.) Also in with this collection are litigation files from the previous Secretary of State's administration (Robert F. Burns ,1973-1983). Also includes records of the Legal Counsel relative to Elections and Legislation thereof. (which includes two previous administrations).