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To the General Assembly of the State of
Rhode Island & etc.

Gentlemen
Supported by the patriotic exertions and pleasing approbation of my fellow Citizens, for a long series of years, in important, critical, and highly interesting situations, I…


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 May 26, 1801
Sir
I return my grateful thanks to the General assembly of the state of Rhode Island & Providence plantations for the congratulations which on behalf of themselves & their constituents, they have been pleased to…


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…


Image of the Thomas Fenner House, built 1677, located in Cranston, Rhode Island. The Thomas Fenner House or the "Sam Joy Place" is an historic stone-ender house on 43 Stony Acre Drive in Cranston, Rhode Island. It is one of the oldest surviving…


Image of Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Rochefontaine's plan of Tomany Hill, with the Block House in it submitted to Rhode Island Governor Arthur Fenner, 1796.Born near Reims, France, in 1755, Stephen Rochefontaine came to America in 1778 after failing…


The Plan for the Fort on Butte's Hill submitted by Lieutenant Colonel Rochefontaine to Rhode Island Governor Arthur Fenner, 1796.Born near Reims, France, in 1755, Stephen Rochefontaine came to America in 1778 after failing to gain a position in…


Image of Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Rochefontaine's plan for Hollan's Ferry to Rhode Island Governor Arthur Fenner, 1796.Born near Reims, France, in 1755, Stephen Rochefontaine came to America in 1778 after failing to gain a position in the French…


Image of the Plan of the Battery and Guard House at Howlan's Ferry submitted by Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Rochefontaine to Rhode Island Governor Arthur Fenner, 1796.Born near Reims, France, in 1755, Stephen Rochefontaine came to America in 1778…


Boston August 16th 1796
Sir
I have the honor to send to your Excellency, copies of the
Plans, buildings, etc., now erecting or to be erected afterwards
For the Defense of Rhode Island, or the Harbour of Newport.

Your Excellency will easily…


Mount Vernon April 3d 1797

Sir,

I have been favored with
your letter of the 10th of March, enclosing
an Address from the General Assembly
of the State of Rhode Island & ect.-
I now beg leave to transmit,
through your hands, my answer…


Image of the Arthur Fenner House built 1655 (collapsed 1887) located in Cranston, RI. Used as a garrison in King Philip's War.See also:The Defenders of Providence During King Philips War by Howard W. Preston, April 1928