Images of the Royal Charter Seal box. Boxes used to transport the Royal Charter and Seal from England. The remainder of the box that held the rolled document has not survived.
(Preston Collection photograph, 1930, C#858)
GRANTED BY KING CHARLES II,
JULY 8, l663, AND IN FORCE UNTIL THE CONSTITUTION, ADOPTED IN NOVEMBER, l842, BECAME OPERATIVE ON THE FIRST TUESDAY OF MAY, l843.
CHARLES the Second, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland,…
Image of the cover page of the official record of the State Constitution of 1842.
The constitution was ratified in November 1842 after the Dorr Rebellion, and the constitution became effective in May 1843.
Includes eight images of the pages of the proposed Constitution of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations as adopted by the People's Convention assembled in Providence on November 18, 1841 known as the "People's Constitution."
Image of Governor John O. Pastore serving as engineer on the Merci Train.
The Merci Train comprised forty-nine box cars: one for each state, with Washington D.C. and Hawaii sharing a car. Each was packed with gifts from the citizens of France to…
Image of the Victory Parade in Providence held on May 11, 1919. After the armistice of November 11, 1918, a World War I Victory Parade took place in Exchange Place in Providence. In the center of the plaza was a Victory Arch, atop of which was a…