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Image of the poster for the Rhode Island State Archives Thomas Wilson Dorr: Rhode Island's Reform Governor exhibit.Nearly seventy years after the Declaration of Independence, Rhode Island was still governed by the English Royal Charter. Suffrage…


Letter from President Tyler to Governor King regarding the Dorr Rebellion, 1842.Nearly seventy years after the Declaration of Independence, Rhode Island was still governed by the English Royal Charter. Suffrage rights guaranteed under the…


Mayor of Providence at the time of the Dorr rebellion 1842 –

My dear Sir,
I have just learned that Dorr has
determined an attack on the Arsenal tonight and
also other outrages – This has been determined against
the Counsel of every…


Executive Department
Prov. June 28th 1842
You will destroy in any way you
may think proper all the bridges
over the Blackstone river if necessary
in your opinion for the safety of the
State
Sam[uel] W King


Various images of the Sullivan Dorr House located on the corner of Bowen Street and Benefit Street in Providence, Rhode Island. Sullivan Dorr (1778-1858) was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Ebenezer (1739-1809) and Abigail (Cummingham) Dorr…


Images of Dorr Headquarters located on Atwells Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island.Nearly seventy years after the Declaration of Independence, Rhode Island was still governed by the English Royal Charter. Suffrage rights guaranteed under the…


An image of the Dorr Memorial located in Glocester (Chepachet), Rhode Island.Nearly seventy years after the Declaration of Independence, Rhode Island was still governed by the English Royal Charter. Suffrage rights guaranteed under the…


To the Hon. General Assembly of Rhode-Island.

We, your petitioners, Clergymen, and other of the State of Rhode Island, having taken into
consideration the present excited state of public feeling on the subject of the imprisonment of
Thomas W.…

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