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After the armistice of November 11, 1918, a World War I Victory Parade took place in Exchange Place in Providence, Rhode Island. In the center of the plaza was a Victory Arch, atop of which was a reproduction of the Hellenistic sculpture "Winged…


Image of the Rhode Island Twenty Dollar Currency Note, 1780. This 20 Dollar bill was issued in 1780 and is a promissory note from the State of Rhode Island. which promised to pay the bearer the principal plus 5% interest every year in 6 years. The…

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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…


To the Honorable General Assembly
of the State of Rhode Island

We the undersigned Colered Citizens would respectfully repres-
ent, that we are deprived of our first and Constitutional
rights. Our Children are deprived of equal School…


An Act authorizing the Manumission of Ne-
groes, Mallattoes, & others, and for the gradual Abo-
lition of Slavery.
Whereas all Men are entitled to Life, Liberty
and the Pursuit of Happiness, yet the holding Man-
kind in a State of Slavery, as…


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…


To the Hon. General Assembly of Rhode-Island.

We, your petitioners, Clergymen, and other of the State of Rhode Island, having taken into
consideration the present excited state of public feeling on the subject of the imprisonment of
Thomas W.…


An Act repealing an Act entitled “An Act for the effectual securing to His Majesty
the Allegiance of His Subjects in this His Colony and Dominion of Rhode Island and Providence
Plantations” and altering the Form of Commissions of all Writs…


October 29, 1979

To Governor Joe Garrahy

I enjoyed the warm hospitality extended to me today. It was good to see you and Margherite.

I appreciated this opportunity to visit with citizens in Providence, and to be with you for the plenary…


Image of President John F. Kennedy with Governor John H. Chafee’s children, Lincoln and Tribbie, 1961.See also:Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.Chafee, John H., 1922-1999Chafee, Lincoln D., 1953-


Image of President Lyndon B. Johnson at his Inauguration in January 20, 1965. See also: The short film Inauguration of President Johnson (1965) is available for free download at the Internet Archive President Johnson 1965 Inaugural Address on YouTube


Image of President John F. Kennedy aboard the U.S.S. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. DD 850, during the President's visit to the America’s Cup Races in Newport, R.I. on September, 1962. See also: Image of Governor J. Joseph Garrahy at America's Cup…


The Providence Journal
Providence, Rhode Island, Wednesday, November 9, 1960

[Headline] Kennedy Elected, R.I. Plurality 112,336; Pell Wins by 153,929, Notte by 54,557; Fogarty, St. Germain Congress Victors

[Article Title] Sweep by Kennedy Is…


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…


City Point, Va. Feb. 14th 1865.

His Excellency,
James Y. Smith,
Governor of Rhode Island,

Sir,
Your letter of the 9th inct. enclosing me a copy of "Resolution of thanks", passed by the Legislature…


Southern Commercial Convention

In conformity with the Action of the Southern Commercial Convention, at the meeting held in Louis=ville, Ky. Octbr. 12" 1869. The annual Session of the Convention will be held at Cincinnati O. commencing , Tuesday…