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Letter of Private Charles H. Babcock of Battery A to the Governor of Rhode Island dated January 10, 1864 concerning monthly pay offer of $7.00. Demands equal pay ($13.00) as those of white soldiers.


Petition to the General Assembly to form a National Guard Unit of Colored Citizens of the City of Providence, 1856.


Military Commissions (1878, 1879) and Correspondence (1900) of Reverend Mahlon Van Horne the first person of color elected to the Rhode Island General Assembly.


Newspaper clippings - Letters From a Colored Soldier, February 8, 1862 and Gov. Sprague's Colored Regiment, August 1862.


Telegram to Col. C.E. Bailey, July 18, 1865, regarding the promotion of Sargent Hamblin of the 11th Infantry to Colonel of the 14th Regiment Heavy Artillery.


War Department telegram concerning establishment of the draft. Washington, August 5, 1862.


Correspondence to Governor Sprague offering services in the proposed 6th Regiment of Infantry to be comprised of soldiers of African-American descent, 1862.


Correspondence of John H. Williams to Gov. Sprague recommending Rev. John Mars, a man of color for position in the 6th Regiment, 1862.


Brooklyn, New York, August 23, 1862. C. F. Daniel to Governor William Sprague inquiring as to the qualification for obtaining a Commission in the Black Regiment.


Lemuel Freeman to Gov. Sprague a man of color seeking to enlist in proposed regiment and inquiring as to the amount of bounty and aid.

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