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To the Honorable General Assembly now is session at Providence.

The undersigned, citizens of the State of Rhode-Island, would call the attention of your Hon-
ors to the case of JOHN GORDON, now confined in the Jail of the county of Providence,…


To the Honorable the General Assembly
of the State of Rhode Island

The undersigned citizens of Woonsocket, respectfully
represent that the Laws of this State in relation
to the hours of labor in the manufacturing
establishment are in many…


To the Honorable General Assembly
of the State of Rhode Island:

We the undersigned, citizens, would respectfully represent, that the colored citizens of
Providence, Newport, and Bristol, are deprived of their just and constitutional…


To the Honorable General Assembly of the State of Rhode-
Island.
We, the colored citizens of Providence in said State, respectfully ask
your honorable body to PROTEST, in the name of the State, against a law passed at the late
session of…


State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Pawtucket, January 30, 1900.

To the Honorable Members of the General Assembly;
We, the undersigned, Conductors and Motormen, in
the employ of the…


To the Honorable the General Assembly of the
State of Rhode-Island, in session in Provi-
dence, January, 1845

John Gordon, a convict sen-
tenced to be executed on the 14th day of Feb-
ruary next - averring, as he has ever done,
his innocence…


Contains four images from the Factory Inspector Report, 1912 showing child laborers of various ages.


Photograph from the Factory Inspector Report, 1906


An Act to abolish capital punishment,
and to provide for the more effectual Punishment
of crime. -
It is enacted by the General Assembly as
follows;

Section 1. The punishment of Death is hereby
abolished.

Section 2. Any person…


To the Honorable the General Assembly
of the State of Rhode Island
We, the undersigned, women of
Rhode Island, would respectfully represent,
That, being law abiding citizens of
said State, we are denied the elective
franchise,…