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Records Relating to Petitions | State Archives Catalog

Petitions submitted by individual citizens, groups, municipalities, political, corporate & religious organizations & entities.  Wide array of topics including suffrage rights, slavery, affairs of Narragansett Indians, redress from actions of debt, insolvency & imprisonment, property encroachments & disbursement, establishment of lotteries, public schools, railroads, etc.

Dates: 1725 – 1890

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Extent: 93 volumes; 3 record cartons C#0165 & C#0628; 45.0 cubic feet

Types of Materials: hand written manuscripts / typescript; 70 microfilm reels, C#00137

Conditions Governing Access: Finding Aids: typed & 3 x 5 card file name / subject index

Related Sources:

Journals of the House & Senate

Rhode Island Colony Records, 1646 - 1851

Acts & Resolutions of the General Assembly

Private Acts of the General Assembly

Committee Reports

Records filed under "Petitions"

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