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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 reading. Assembly called for reception. Benedict Arnold chosen moderator. Letter of John Clarke, colonies agent opened & read. Box containing charter & seal opened & read by Captain Baxter. Items returned to box and locked up by the Governor. Vote of thanks to King. Acknowledgement, vote of reimbursement & payment of 100 pound sterling to John Clarke in obtaining. Payment of 25 pounds sterling ordered for Captain George Baxter for bringing from Boston.
Rhode Island. General Assembly, "Royal Charter received and noted in Proceedings of the General Assembly," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #555, http://sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/555 (accessed March 4, 2015).