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Image of the cover page of the official record of the State Constitution of 1842.
The constitution was ratified in November 1842 after the Dorr Rebellion, and the constitution became effective in May 1843.


Images of the 1852 publication of State Constitution of 1842.


To His Excellency,
The Governor of the State of Rhode Island,
Providence.

Washington, March 16, 1861.

Sir:

I transmit an authenticated copy of a Joint Resolution
to amend the Constitution of the United States, adopted…


Department of State
15 May 1804

Sir

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of
the ratification, by the Legislature of Rhode Island, of the Amend-
ment to the Constitution of the United States, relative to the
election of President…


Washington, Dec. 13, 1803

Sir

At the request of the Senate and H. of Rep. of
the United States, I transmit to you a copy of an article of amend
ment proposed by Congress to be added to the constitution
of the United States respecting the…


THE PREAMBLE TO THE BILL OF RIGHTS
Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.
The Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time…