Declaration of Independence ordered to be published, July 19, 1776

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Declaration of Independence ordered to be published, July 19, 1776

Subject

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

Description

Image of the Rhode Island General Assembly order that the Declaration of Independence be published passed on July 19, 1776.

Creator

Rhode Island. General Assembly

Source

C#00210 – Acts & Resolves of the General Assembly, 1776, Vol. 14 p. 144

C#00204 – Proceedings of the General Assembly, 1776-1777, Vol. 9, pp. 439-40

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

1776 July 19

Rights

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Language

eng

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In the Upper House

Resolves that the Resolution of the General Congress declaring

                        and the Act of this Assembly approving said Resolution

The United Colonies free and independent States ^ be published

By the Secretary

                              in

            To Morrow ^ Newport as 12 ‘Clock in the Presence of both

Houses of the General Assembly: That thirteen cannon be

                                        Upon                                          And

discharged at Fort Liberty ^ reading the said Proclamation ^ that

                                    on the parade

the Brigade be drawn up ^ in thirteen Divisions & immediately

make a Discharge o Musketry each Division

Firing One Volley in Succession

            It is further Voted and Resolved that the said Resolution &

Act be published in Providence on Thursday next at 12 oClock

In such Manner as his Honor he Governor shall think fit;

and that Thirteen Cannon be discharged upon the Occasion.

            It is further Voted and Resolved that the said Resolution

and Act be read in the several Town Meetings to be holden

on the last Tuesday in August next; And that the Secretary

reasonably furnish the necessary Copies

            Voted and passed to the lower House for Concurrence

July 19, 1776             By ordr. Henry Ward Secry.

                        Read the same Day in the Lower House & concurred

                                                 ordr. J. Lyndon Cler.

Original Format

paper

Citation

Rhode Island. General Assembly , "Declaration of Independence ordered to be published, July 19, 1776," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #846, http://sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/846 (accessed November 17, 2017).