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

Dated Washington July 3d 1862
Rec’d, Providence July 3 1862, 12 o’clock, 25 min.
To Wm. Sprague

{Private & Confidential}

My dear Sir.
I should
not want the half of three
hundred thousand new troops
if I could have them now.
If I had…

Roxbury August 19th 1782


I had the Honor to Receive your Excellency’s favr. Requesting me to Transmit to you the Act of our Assembly laying a Duty of Impost agreeable to the Requisitions of Congress. It will at all times give me…

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