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In the Upper House Resolves that the Resolution of the General Congress declaring and the Act of this Assembly approving said Resolution The United Colonies free and independent States ^ be published By the Secretary in To Morrow ^…


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 a portrait of the first Governor of Rhode Island Nicholas Cooke.Nicholas Cooke was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He was a shipmaster and manufacturer and acquired landholdings in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Cooke won…


Image of a drawing of Old Colony House, also known as the Old State House or the Newport Colony House located in Newport, Rhode Island, 1850.Excerpt from Newport Historical Society- Colony House: The Newport Colony House is the fourth oldest…


An Act repealing an Act entitled “An Act for the effectual securing to His Majesty
the Allegiance of His Subjects in this His Colony and Dominion of Rhode Island and Providence
Plantations” and altering the Form of Commissions of all Writs…

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