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July 19, 1776 To the House of Magstr. Gent. This House taking into the most serious Consideration the Resolution of the Most Honorable the General Congress of the United states of America of the 4th instant declaring the said States free and…


Image of Rhode Island Delegates to the Continental Congress
Stephen Hopkins & William Ellery's letter to Governor Nicholas Cook concerning the cannon furnished to the Continental Navy at Newport and the status of troops stationed in Canada written…


Image of the repealing of the Act of Allegiance to the King recorded in Journal of the Upper House, passed on May 4 1776.


Image of the Act ordering Allegiance to the King passed on November 17, 1756. This document shows the oath of allegiance to the King required by the Act to Better Regulate & Govern the Future Conduct of Persons Disaffected to his Majesty’s Person…


Whereas the General Congress of the United States of America by the Resolution of the 4th Instant after enumerate-- ing many of the various Acts by which George the Third King of Great Britain hath demonstrated his intention to establish an…


Image of the Act for Raising 1500 Men to Defend Colonies, April 25, 1775 & protest of Governor Wanton et al against. On April 25, 1775, less a week after the first military engagements of Revolutionary War erupted at Lexington & Concord,…


We the Subscribers do solemnly and sincerely declare that
we believe the War, Resistance and Opposition in which the United
American Colonies are now engaged against the Fleets and Armies of
Great Britain is, on the Part of the said Colonies,…


Image of Howard W. Preston, et al atop Bliss Hill Fort, Green End, located in Middletown, RI. Bliss Hill Fort was a Patriot fort built during the advance on the British lines at Green End Fort nearby.See also:Revolutionary War, American, 1775-1783

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