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Petitions Received, 1725-1890

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: C#00165, C#00063; C#00628
Petitions Received, 1725-1890
Petitions Received, 1725-1890
Petitions to the Rhode Island General Assembly indices, 1806-1867
Petitions to the Rhode Island General Assembly indices, 1806-1867
Black Rhode Islanders Collection, 1652-1885
Black Rhode Islanders Collection, 1652-1885

Scope and Contents

Record of granted petitions as submitted to the legislature by individual citizens, groups, municipalities, political, corporate & religious organizations and entities.


  • Creation: 1725-1890

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

No special restriction unless otherwise specified.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

Submissions relating to suffrage rights, slavery, affairs of Narragansett Indians, redress from actions of debt, insolvency and imprisonment, property encroachments & disbursement, establishment of militia companies, lotteries, public schools, railroads, the granting of divorces or adoption of children, etc.


45.00 Cubic Feet (93 volumes (as bound through 1867))


Petitions submitted to the General Assembly for approval




C#0628 - additionally assigned

Existence and Location of Copies

70 micoriflm reels, 1725 - 1867 (vols. 1 - 74) C#137

Related Materials

The People Speak: The Right of Petition to the General Assembly, 1738-1971 virtual exhibit

C#01179- General Assembly - Petitions Failed / Withdrawn, 1811-1874

C#0165- General Assembly - Prisoner / Judicial Petitions, Committee on, 1829-1862

C#244 & C#245 - Journals of the House & Senate

C#00204 -Rhode Island Colony Records, 1646 - 1851

C#0210 - Acts & Resolutions of the General Assembly

C#203 - Private Acts of the General Assembly

C#0261 - Committee Reports

Genre / Form

Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

33 Broad Street
Providence RI 02903 USA