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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…


Image of the Aquidneck Deed between Roger Williams and Caunounicus and Miantunome. It is impossible to fix the exact date of the arrival of Roger C Williams, but that it was in the latter part of the spring or the beginning of the summer of 1636,…


Providence 8 of the 8th month 1638 (so called)

In memorandum I Roger Wiliams
having formerly purchased of Caunounicus
& Miantunome this our situation or
plantation of New Providence viz the
two fresh Rivers Wanaquatuckit &
Mooshausick &…


THE PREAMBLE TO THE BILL OF RIGHTS
Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.
The Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time…


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…


Executive Department
Prov. June 28th 1842
You will destroy in any way you
may think proper all the bridges
over the Blackstone river if necessary
in your opinion for the safety of the
State
Sam[uel] W King


Roxbury August 19th 1782

Sir

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…


Image of the aftermath in Westerly, Rhode Island from the hurricane in 1938.The New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane, Yankee Clipper, Long Island Express, or simply the Great Hurricane of 1938) was the first major hurricane…


Various images of the aftermath in Watch Hill, Rhode Island from the hurricane in 1938.The New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane, Yankee Clipper, Long Island Express, or simply the Great Hurricane of 1938) was the first…


Image of the aftermath in Warwick, Rhode Island from the hurricane in 1938.The New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane, Yankee Clipper, Long Island Express, or simply the Great Hurricane of 1938) was the first major hurricane…


Various images of the aftermath in Warren, Rhode Island from the hurricane in 1938.The New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane, Yankee Clipper, Long Island Express, or simply the Great Hurricane of 1938) was the first major…


Images of the aftermath in Tiverton, Rhode Island from the hurricane in 1938.The New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane, Yankee Clipper, Long Island Express, or simply the Great Hurricane of 1938) was the first major…


Images of the aftermath in Newport, Rhode Island from the hurricane in 1938.The New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane, Yankee Clipper, Long Island Express, or simply the Great Hurricane of 1938) was the first major hurricane…


Various images of the aftermath in Narragansett, Rhode Island from the hurricane in 1938.The New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane, Yankee Clipper, Long Island Express, or simply the Great Hurricane of 1938) was the first…


Image of the aftermath in Misquamicut, Rhode Island from the hurricane in 1938.The New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane, Yankee Clipper, Long Island Express, or simply the Great Hurricane of 1938) was the first major…


Image of the aftermath in Jamestown, Rhode Island from the hurricane in 1938.The New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane, Yankee Clipper, Long Island Express, or simply the Great Hurricane of 1938) was the first major…


Various images of the aftermath in Charlestown, Rhode Island from the hurricane in 1938.The New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane, Yankee Clipper, Long Island Express, or simply the Great Hurricane of 1938) was the first…