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Image of the The Woman Citizen Monthly newsletter (Vol. 1 No. 1) published on February 15, 1905. The Woman Citizen Monthly newsletter was published monthly by the Rhode Island Woman Suffrage Association between 1905-1908.See also:Report of the…


Images of the Act by the Rhode Island General Assembly to incorporate the Rhode Island Woman Suffrage Association in 1892.See also:Report of the Special Committee on Woman Suffrage, Etc. Made to the General Assembly at its January Session A.D., 1874


Image of a Rhode Island Equal Suffrage Association membership ticket.See also:Report of the Special Committee on Woman Suffrage, Etc. Made to the General Assembly at its January Session A.D., 1874


To the Honorable the General Assembly
of the State of Rhode Island
We, the undersigned, women of
Rhode Island, would respectfully represent,
That, being law abiding citizens of
said State, we are denied the elective
franchise,…


Images of the four page Act of the Rhode Island General Assembly which granted women the right to vote in Presidential and Vice Presidential elections.See also:Report of the Special Committee on Woman Suffrage, Etc. Made to the General Assembly at…


Images of a meeting notice for the Rhode Island Equal Suffrage Association.See also:Report of the Special Committee on Woman Suffrage, Etc. Made to the General Assembly at its January Session A.D., 1874


Woman Suffrage

He Wanted the Apple.

Editor Telegram:
Isn't there a good deal of nonsense in the
talk about suffrage being such a "burden" that
we ought not to impose it on women? Men
do not regard it so in their own case, I notice. …


Woman Suffrage

Henry George on Woman Suffrage.

Henry George, in a recent number of his
paper, the Standard, says in reply to an ob-
jector:

The natural right of a woman to vote is just
as clear as that of a man, and rests on the…


Ceremonies and parade of ranks related to the transfer of State Battle Flags from the old State House on Benefit Street to the new State Capitol on Smith Hill, Saturday October 17, 1903. It was at the Butler Exchange (built 1873, demolished 1925)…


Women voters would have used this machine to cast their first ballots. First used in the election of 1900, mechanical defects made voting returns inaccurate, and their use was subsequently banned in March of 1901. There was a repeal of this ban in…


To His Excellency,
The Governor of the State of Rhode Island,
Providence.

Washington, March 16, 1861.

Sir:

I transmit an authenticated copy of a Joint Resolution
to amend the Constitution of the United States, adopted…


State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

The undersigned having been appointed
by the freemen of said State, in the manner directed by the
Legislature thereof Electors of President and Vice President of the
United States, a certificate…


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…


A Proclamation

Whereas on Tuesday, the ninth Instant in the Night, a Num-
ber of People, unknown, boarded His Majesty's armed Schooner
the Gaspee, as she lay aground on a Point of Land, called
Nanquit, a little to the southward of Pawtuxet,…


Image of the proclamation of Rhode Island Governor James Y. Smith designating Thursday, June 1, 1865 as a day of humiliation and mourning for national bereavement for the death of President Abraham Lincoln.See also:Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial…


We the Subscribers do solemnly and sincerely declare that
we believe the War, Resistance and Opposition in which the United
American Colonies are now engaged against the Fleets and Armies of
Great Britain is, on the Part of the said Colonies,…


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, Dec. 13, 1803

Sir

At the request of the Senate and H. of Rep. of
the United States, I transmit to you a copy of an article of amend
ment proposed by Congress to be added to the constitution
of the United States respecting the…


To the Legislature of the State of Rhode Island, and
Providence Plantations

Gentlemen,

While I acknowledge, with grateful sincerity, my
personal obligations to the Legislature of the State of Rhode
Island and Providence Plantations, for…


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…