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Minutes of the proceedings and activities of the General Assembly’s two chambers.

(a) Journals of the House of Representatives / Journals of the Senate Summary account of activity occurring within the House & Senate sessions of the General Assembly originally known as the Upper & Lower Houses or House of Deputies & House of Magistrates.  Includes record of members present & engaged, bills & resolutions introduced & acted upon, petitions & reports heard, appointments made, communications received, etc.  Does not provide verbatim debate or discourse occurring on the floor of either chamber or within respective committees. Primarily in manuscript form & bound through 1988 session.  C#00244 & C#00245

Dates: 1728 / 1733 – on going

Extent: House 178 volumes; Senate 123 volumes, 26 record cartons; 1 Hollinger box; 95.0 cubic feet     

Types of Materials: hand written manuscripts; typescript; Conditions Governing Access:

Finding Aids: html versions, 1998 – present www.rilin.state.ri.us

Related Sources:

C#00204 -Rhode Island Colony Records, 1646 - 1851

C#0210 - Acts & Resolutions of the General Assembly

C#203 - Private Acts of the General Assembly

Legislation as Introduced

Capital Television video recordings

Subgroups under General Assembly right-pointing arrow Legislative Journals / Televised Recordings

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