RG 002/RG 002.01. Records of the Office of the Governor
Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:
Minutes of meetings of the commission to revise and digest public laws of the State of RI. Included: Dates of meetings, number of meetings, names of members present, titles and chapters acted upon, other actions taken by the commissioners.
French and Indian Wars put together by former archivist. Subjects vary widely. There is a table of contents in the front of each volume. Subjects include: accounts of Fort Schuyler, Ontario, Stanwix, George, accounts of the Committee of War, lists ofmen involved in the Canadian expedition, papers related to the CrownPoint expedition. This material has been microfilmed.
Letters to the Secretary of State from the Governor approving the issuance of bonds. Letters include names of the two general officers, purpose of the bond issue, date approved, and usually the amount of the bond issue.
Official communications received and copies of outgoing correspondence to/from various foreign governments, colonial, state, federal or military officials and departments, municipalities, individual citizens, religious groups or organizations.
The Governor's day book records actions of the governor in carrying out various functions of the office and consists of appointments (civil and military), pardons, orders to the Adjutant General, papers concerning paupers, invalids, and the insane. See table of contents for complete listing.
Record of official notifications, acknowledgments or accolades pertaining to specific celebrations & holidays, historical events, individuals, groups or entities as well as matters of local or national importance.
Record of disapproved legislation as passed by both houses of the General Assembly & transmitted to the governor for signature. May include attached committee roll call votes, substitutions & floor amendments as well as messages by governor respective.
Complete inventory of all the property belonging to the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad Company. Lists type of property, number of each t~e cost for replacement, and cost for replacement less depreciation.
The President Abraham Lincoln tribute subscriptions consists of $1.00 donations made by Rhode Island residents to honor the memory of President Lincoln as part of a $100.00 tribute to be presented to Mrs. Lincoln and family by Governor James Y. Smith. Selected items include donations from Market Men of Providence, residents of East Providence and Pawtucket, employees of Sayles Bleachery, and the Bristol Steam Mill.
The Military Installation records consist of eight (8) color ganache drawings by engraver Rochefontaine of proposed military installations or fortifications for Newport, Rhode Island. This series also includes a letter from Rochefontaine to Governor Fenner regarding the plans for the proposed fortifications dated August 16, 1794 (Boston).