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Image of a bar and barkeeps, 1905. See also:Preston Collection photographs (GRS5.7c), circa 1920-1930Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982Various postcards of Providence and Pawtucket, R.I., c.…


Image of remnant sections (6) of original wax seal accompanying King Charles II Royal Charter.See also: Royal Charter 1663 C#0204 – Rhode Island Colony Records, 1646– 669, Part II, pp. 178 - 179 C#0260 – Proceedings of the General…


Whereas by an Ordinance of the Lords & Commons, now assembled in Parliament bearing Date the Second day of November Anno: Dom:1643 Robert Earl of Warwick is Constituted and ordained Govr. in Chief, and Lord high Admiral of all those Islands and other…


November 24, 1663
Royal Charter received & noted in Proceedings of the General Assembly

General Court of Commissioners held at Newport.
Charter presented by Captain George Baxter. Court adjourned to 8:00 a.m. the following to give way for…


Transcription of Colonial Charter:

GRANTED BY KING CHARLES II,
JULY 8, l663, AND IN FORCE UNTIL THE CONSTITUTION, ADOPTED IN NOVEMBER, l842, BECAME OPERATIVE ON THE FIRST TUESDAY OF MAY, l843.
CHARLES the Second, by the Grace of God, King of…


GRANTED BY KING CHARLES II,
JULY 8, l663, AND IN FORCE UNTIL THE CONSTITUTION, ADOPTED IN NOVEMBER, l842, BECAME OPERATIVE ON THE FIRST TUESDAY OF MAY, l843.
CHARLES the Second, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland,…


Image of a newspaper clipping discussing the Royal Charter Box.See also: Royal Charter 1663 C#0204 – Rhode Island Colony Records, 1646– 669, Part II, pp. 178 - 179 C#0260 – Proceedings of the General Assembly of Rhode Island, Vol.…


Images of the Royal Charter Seal box. Boxes used to transport the Royal Charter and Seal from England. The remainder of the box that held the rolled document has not survived. (Preston Collection photograph, 1930, C#858)See also: Royal Charter 1663…


GRANTED BY KING CHARLES II,
JULY 8, l663, AND IN FORCE UNTIL THE CONSTITUTION, ADOPTED IN NOVEMBER, l842, BECAME OPERATIVE ON THE FIRST TUESDAY OF MAY, l843.
CHARLES the Second, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland,…


Image of the cover page of the official record of the State Constitution of 1842. The constitution was ratified in November 1842 after the Dorr Rebellion, and the constitution became effective in May 1843.See Also:Dorr Rebellion - Map of Road…


Image of the delegates in assembly at the 1986 Constitutional Convention.See also: Constitutional Convention (1986)


Images of the 1852 publication of State Constitution of 1842.See also: Journal of the Convention Assembled to Frame a a Constitution for the State of Rhode Island, at Newport, September 1842Constitutional Conventions (1841 - 1842)Constitutional…


Includes eight images of the pages of the proposed Constitution of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations as adopted by the People's Convention assembled in Providence on November 18, 1841 known as the "People's Constitution."See…


Image from Governor John H. Chafee's inauguration following his re-election as Governor in 1965.See also:University of Rhode Island Rhode Island Political Papers - John H. Chafee, Governor of Rhode Island, United States Secretary of the Navy, Mss.Gr.…


Image of the opening of Route 95 at Thurbers Avenue in Providence.See also:Department of Transportation


Image of Governor John H. Chafee at the opening of Route 95 at Thurbers Avenue in Providence.See also:Department of Transportation


Image of Governor John H. Chafee at the opening of Route 95 at Thurbers Avenue in Providence. See also:Department of Transportation


Image of Memorial Ceremony dedicating World War I monument at Pawtucket Post #4.See also: World War I - Statements of Military Service World War I - Bonus Cards, 1921Adjutant General - Correspondence Received (1790 - 1915)Adjutant General - Letters…


Image of Patrick Conley, Chair of the RI Bicentennial Commission, with children.See also: Rhode Island's Road to Liberty by Patrick T. Conley and Albert T. Klyberg, © 1987The Bill of Rights and Rhode Island by Patrick T. Conley, ©…


Image of Governor Philip W. Noel, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh during the RI Bicentennial celebrations in Newport, 1976. The Queen visited Newport in July 1976 for the Bicentennial celebration. She dined on the HMS…