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  Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Providence Plantation was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, a Baptist minister fleeing from religious persecution in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
In 1663, a Royal Charter was granted by Charles II of England for the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Rhode Island was the last colony of the thirteen colonies to ratify the United States Constitution.
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 Portsmouth, Rhode Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It became part of the colony of Rhode Island (see Aquidneck Island) and eventually of the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations and the state that bears that name.
It is also the site of Rhode Island's only major battle in that war on August 29, 1778.
During the Battle of Rhode Island the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, which was comprised mostly of African-American soldiers served in the army of Gen. John Sullivan.
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 Rhode Island (U.S.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
THE flag of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations as it presently exists was formally adopted by the General Assembly at the January Session of 1897.
Rhode Island was the third of the original thirteen colonies to formally adopt a State Flag, New Jersey and New York having done so in 1896.
According to Section 42-4-1 of Rhode Island General Laws, "The arms of the state are a golden anchor on a blue field, and the motto thereof is the word 'Hope.'" This blazon was officially adopted by the General Assembly in 1881, effective 1 February 1882.
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 Luther v. Borden
The courts of Rhode Island have decided in favor of the validity of the charter government, and the courts of the United States adopt and follow the decisions of the State courts in questions which concern merely the constitution and laws of the state.
The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is hereby placed under martial law, and the same is declared to be in full force, until otherwise ordered by the General Assembly, or suspended by proclamation of his Excellency the Governor of the State.
The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is hereby placed under marital law, and the same is declared to be in full force until otherwise ordered by the General Assembly, or suspended by proclamation of his Excellency the Governor of the State.
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 History Day Part 3.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Rhode Islanders were one of the first colonies to rebel when trying to be independent from England.
People think that Rhode Island got it's name from the description that Verrazano gave to the king when he came back to France, he said that Narragansett Bay reminded him of island of Rhode in the Aegean Sea.
Like the Indians in the other Colonies, the women in most of these tribes were the ones that cooked and farmed, the daughters helped their mothers and learned the way of life.
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 The History of Sodomy Laws in the United States - Rhode Island
One reason for the lack of reported sodomy cases in Rhode Island for some three hundred years after founding is that Rhode Island did not maintain transcripts of trials, thus making it difficult for defendants to file appeals.
the Rhode Island Supreme Court decided that cunnilingus also was a "crime against nature" and upheld the conviction of McParlin even though his indictment charged him with having committed fellatio on a woman.
Henry A. Jones, "Is the State of Rhode Island Ready to Have a Law Authorizing the Eugenic Sterilization of the Mental Defectives and Criminals?" The Rhode Island Medical Journal, 8:75-79, at 75 (May 1925).
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 An essay on Rhode Island towns: Origins & establishment.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Providence and Portsmouth were founded by people who had been banished from Massachusetts colony because they were causing great turmoil in the Puritan communities by their dissenting religious views.
On today's map of Rhode Island, for example, the area occupied by Providence County is roughly the original area of the colonial town of Providence.
Providence, first town in what became Rhode Island, was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams and a group of followers.
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 These United States - Rhode Island Flags
Rhode Island was the third of the original thirteen colonies to formally adopt a state flag; New Jersey and New York had done so the previous year.
The stars representing the 13 original states were also used on flags of the Continental Regiments from Rhode Island during the Revolution, and similar banners were used during the War of 1812 and the Mexican War.
The following year a more liberal charter was granted by King Charles II to the Colony of Rhode Island and the Providence Plantations, and the anchor was again chosen for the seal with the addition of the word "Hope" over the head of the anchor.
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 Staples-Appendices A and B
Governor Wanton to the House of Deputies of Rhode Island.
Providence is thirty miles distant from it, so that it seems most unlikely that the people of Newport could be concerned in so sudden and precipitate an enterprise; nor was the fact known at Rhode Island, till the day after the treason was committed.
The Earl of Dartmouth to the Governor of Rhode Island.
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 Weeden, Early Rhode Island. Ch. VI
The population of the colony in 1675 was 2500 to 3000.
Rhode Islande resumed her charter government, and adopted a new colony seal with the motto of “Hope.” The charter was finally confirmed under the opinion of the English attorney-general in 1693, and the governor was appointed by the Crown.
His report ran that “the government of Rhode Island is a scandal to her Majesty’s Government.” The Board of Trade did not consider the colony’s direct denial of many of Dudley’s charges, but sought from the attorney-general his assistance to obtain revocation of our charter.
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 FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State Resources, Forms, and Code
of Massachusetts 37 U.S. ON the 16th of March, 1832, the state of Rhode Island, by their solicitor, filed a bill against the state of Massachusetts, for the settlement of the boundary between the two states; and moved for a subpoena to be issued, according to the practice of the Court, in similar cases.
It must be recollected, that the territorial descriptions and boundaries, contained in the colonial grants and charters, were necessarily loose and defective; and that in the progress of the settlements, in adjoining colonies, controversies must unavoidably arise as to their respective limits.
When Rhode Island, upon the decision of the king in council, received under her jurisdiction, her county of Bristol, and her towns of Tiverton and Little Compton, over which Massachusetts had long exercised jurisdiction, she met with no obstructions from that state.
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 Rhode Island History: Chapter 2
Rhode Island's first permanent settlement was established at Providence in 1636 by English clergyman Roger Williams and a small band of followers who had left the repressive atmosphere of the Massachusetts Bay Colony to seek freedom of worship.
It was the most liberal charter to be issued by the mother country during the entire colonial era, a fact that enabled it to serve as Rhode Island's basic law until May 1843.
America's first Baptist church was formed in Providence in 1639; Quakers, who arrived in Aquidneck in 1657 and soon became a powerful force in the colony's political and economic life; a Jewish congregation came to Newport in 1658; and French Huguenots (Calvinists) settled in East Greenwich in 1686.
www.rilin.state.ri.us /studteaguide/RhodeIslandHistory/chapt2.html   (1351 words)

  
 Rhode Island
Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England.
Providence: Rhode Island Society of the Cincinnati, 1949.
Urban Growth in Colonial Rhode Island: Newport and Providence in the Eighteenth Century.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by April Coggins, ACOGG50071@turbonet.com USGENWEB NOTICE: These electronic pages are for the use of indivisual researchers, and may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by other organizations.
----------------------------------------------------------- Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England, 1862 ----------------------------------------------------------- Proceedings of the General Assembly, held for the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, at Providence, on the third Monday in August, 1775 The Hon.
James Rhodes and Gideon Hoxsie, who were appointed a committee to remove all the stock from Block Island, exhibited unto this Assembly an account of the stock taken from said island, belonging to sundry persons, together with the valuation, therof, as follows to wit: £ s d.
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 HighBeam Encyclopedia – Free Online Encyclopedia for Reference, Research, Facts
With her, John Clarke, and other Puritan exiles, he purchased the island of Aquidneck (Rhode Island) from the Narragansett and founded Portsmouth (1638).
The commission Coddington received in 1651 to govern for life Aquidneck and neighboring Conanicut Island was denounced by the island people, and Williams and Clarke succeeded in having it revoked in 1652.
Coddington remained influential in Newport affairs and was governor of the united colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in 1674, 1675, and 1678.
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 Frontier Press Bookstore - Rhode Island - 1-800-772-7559   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Census of the Inhabitants of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, 1774, Bartlett.
The First Laws of the State of Rhode Island, Cushing, John D. This volume is part of a series that reproduces in facsimile the complete editions of the first laws passed by each of the original thirteen states.
This book provides maps showing the earliest division of lands in Providence, Rhode Island, and provides sketches about the settlers who owned the the property.
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 riflag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In 1647 the Assembly acting under the Cromwellian Patent of 1643 setting up the Providence Plantations adopted the anchor as the seal of the colony.
In 1663 when a more liberal charter was granted by King Charles II to the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, the anchor was again chosen for the seal but the word "Hope" was added over the head of the anchor.
The pike shall be surmounted by a spear-head and the length of the pike shall be nine feet, not including the spear-head.
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 rimainpage
Rhode Island is part of the New England region and was one of the 13 original
Providence Plantation was founded by Roger Williams in 1636.
Williams was sent to England by fellow citizens to secure a charter for the colony.
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 The History of Special Collections at Brown University: Colonial Period
Brown was founded in 1764 as The College or University in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England in America.
Originally located in Warren, Rhode Island, it was housed in a Baptist parsonage which also served as the local Latin school.
In the spring of 1770, the College moved to Providence where it was located temporarily on the second floor of the Old Brick Schoolhouse, still standing toward the lower end of Meeting Street.
www.brown.edu /Facilities/University_Library/libs/hay/history/hist2.htm   (832 words)

  
 Colonial Lottery: Rhode Island Description   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
According to the proceedings of the General Assembly, held in East Greenwich, Rhode Island on February 23, 1761 a petition was received from several of the inhabitants of Providence requesting a lottery so that the profits could be used to pave the streets of that city.
They stated the streets were not passable at certain times of the year and the high volume of traffic made it impossible to keep the roads in good repair.
This plan was passed, granting the right to conduct a lottery of three classes to raise the sum of £6,000 to be used for the paving of the streets in Providence.
www.coins.nd.edu /ColCurrency/CurrencyText/RI-61descrip.html   (275 words)

  
 Quahog.org: Rhode Island Presidents and Governors
Rhode Island originally consisted of four towns: Providence (founded in 1636), Portsmouth (1638), Newport (1639), and Warwick (1642).
Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island (Portsmouth and Newport):
Providence and Warwick had no executive head until 1647 when they were united with Newport and Portsmouth under a paliamentary charter or patent obtained by Roger Williams in 1643.
www.quahog.org /factsfolklore/index.php?id=40   (514 words)

  
 Southern California Genealogical Society: Library Catalog: Rhode Island
Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England: 1757-1769
Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England: 1770-1776
Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England: 1780-1783
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 MASSACHUSETTS BAY--COLONIZATION--NEW ENGLAND
But with sublime inconsistency the legislature of the colony, some time after the charter was granted, declared that "Roman Catholics shall not enjoy the rights of freemen." So liberal was this charter and so devoted to it were the people that it remained in force until after the Dorr Rebellion of 1842.
As Doyle says, "Rhode Island was to New England what New England as a whole was to the mother country"--an outcast child that in the end brought glory to the parent state.
The colony was excluded from the confederacy of 1643, and, moreover, it was harassed for years by the claims upon its territory by Massachusetts and Connecticut.
www.usgennet.org /usa/topic/colonial/book/chap5_4.html   (666 words)

  
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TITLE The book of Rhode Island, an illustrated description of the advantages and opportunities of the state of Rhode Island and the progress that has been achieved, with historical sketches of many leading industries and a biographical record of citizens who have helped to produce the...
TITLE Guide to the public vital statistics records, births, marriages, deaths, in the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, containing chronologies of the legislation relating to or affecting the records, together with an outline of the civic division of the state.
IMPRINT [Providence] The Commission on the legal structure of Rhode Island public education [1941]-42.
www.colorado.edu /Libraries/govpubs/lsca/states/rhodeisland.htm   (1197 words)

  
 ROGER WILLIAMS - Champion of Liberty
Rhode Island was an open door to all people; a safe harbor in a vast sea of tyranny and oppression; a safe harbor with a bright beacon shining forth the light of liberty, a bright beacon that was Roger Williams.
Before founding Rhode Island, Roger Williams was exiled by law from Salem in the Massachusetts Bay Colony after being repeatedly hauled before the Salem Court of witch-trial fame for spreading "diverse, new, and dangerous opinions" that questioned the Church.
Williams felt that government is the natural way provided by God to cope with the corrupt nature of man. But since government could not be trusted to know which religion is true, he considered the best hope for true religion the protection of the freedom of all religion, along with nonreligion, from the state.
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 FEBRUARY (in MARION)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
To the Honourable Robert Dinwiddie, Esq; His Majesty's lieutenant-governor, and commander in chief, of the colony and dominion of Virginia; the humble address of the Council.
At the General Assembly of the governor and company of the English colony of Rhode-Island.
At the General Assembly of the governor and Company of the state of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations, [microform] : begun and holden by adjournment, at Providence, within and for the state aforesaid, on the first Monday in February, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven.
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