Manuscript record of admiralty court proceedings convened to adjudicate maritime causes within the colony of Rhode Island. Volume 1 consists of minutes maintained by Josias Lyndon, recorder of the British Court of Vice Admiralty convened at Newport 1727 & 1740 - 1743 (154 pp.). Volume two consist of minutes from 1776 - 1783 of the Maritime / Admiralty Court established for Rhode Island with John Foster serving as judge, James Mitchell Varnum as Advocate & Theodore Foster Recorder (224 pp.); C#0181 & C#0182 (index)
Records filed under "Admiralty Court Minute Books, 1727-1743/1776-1783"