Act for Raising 1500 Men to Defend Colonies, April 25, 1775

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Title

Act for Raising 1500 Men to Defend Colonies, April 25, 1775

Subject

United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.

Description

Image of the Act for Raising 1500 Men to Defend Colonies, April 25, 1775 & protest of Governor Wanton et al against. On April 25, 1775, less a week after the first military engagements of Revolutionary War erupted at Lexington & Concord, Massachusetts the Rhode Island General Assembly voted to establish an army of observation to assist & defend the colonies despite objections by then Governor Joseph Wanton, Lt. Governor Darius Sessions et al.

Creator

Rhode Island. General Assembly

Source

C#00210 – Acts & Resolves of the General Assembly

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

1775 April 25

Rights

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

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Original Format

paper

Citation

Rhode Island. General Assembly, "Act for Raising 1500 Men to Defend Colonies, April 25, 1775," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #840, http://sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/840 (accessed November 18, 2017).