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Image of the Act which prevented Governor Wanton from taking oath of office and acting in capacity due to his opposition to the army of observation, May 7, 1775.


Image of the Act requiring General Officers and General Assembly members to subscribe to the Test Act, June 16, 1776.

The Test Act required legislators to adhere and was passed into law by the General Assembly while convened at Newport on June 16,…


Image of the Act for Making the Test Act General, July 21, 1776.

The Test Act required legislators to adhere and was passed into law by the General Assembly while convened at Newport on June 16, 1776. The Act making the test/oath general occurred…


July 20, 1776 To the House of Magstr. Gent. Be it Enacted that for the future the State and Title of the Government in all Acts and Instruments whether of a public or private nature shall be The State of Rhode Island and…


Image of Independence Declared in the Journal of the Upper House on June 18, 1776.


Upon a Copy of the Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Independent States of America – resolved that the within Copy of the Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen United States of American go entered upon the Records of this State –…


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 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,…

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