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The French in Rhode Island by John Austin Stevens

 Item — Folder: 33. The French in Rhode Island (2015-14)
Identifier: 2015-14a

Scope and Contents

Includes the publication The French in Rhode Island: Newport in the Revolutionary Period 1778-1782: The French Occupation 1780-1781: An Address Delivered in Newport by John Austin Stevens in 1897.

Unknown Binding: 40 pages

Publisher: Franklin Print. House, Inc (1928)

Language: English

ASIN: B000880SJM


  • 1897


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Biographical / Historical

At the Old State House on Benefit Street in Providence, the Rhode Island General Assembly officially ended the colony's allegiance to Great Britain through legislation passed on May 4th, 1776. The original act is in the keeping of the Secretary of State and is kept at the State Archives. The Encyclopedia Americana lists Rhode Island as the first colony to declare its independence (1996 Deluxe Library Edition, Vol. 23, p.485). Rhode Island was the first of the American colonies to repeal by official legislative act its allegiance to King George III of England. Rhode Island also had the first overt act of violence against the British authorities, the burning of the revenue sloop Liberty in Newport on July 19, 1769.


.02 Cubic Feet (1 volume)


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Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

33 Broad Street
Providence RI 02903 USA