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Deputies and Freeman records

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: C#00653

Scope and Contents

Annual town clerk returns of men chosen to act as deputies in the General Assembly & those admitted as “freeman” (free holders of lands, tenements or heredity) eligible to vote in town affairs.

Dates

  • 1727-1778

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

No special restrictions 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

Enabling legislation, public law, February session, 1729 as codified, 1730, p. 209 “Act directing the admittance of freemen within the several towns of the colony”; public laws 1744, p. 182 “Act for choosing deputies annually.”

Extent

2.3 Cubic Feet (5 boxes)

Overview

Town returns of "freeman" admitted & men chosen to act as Deputies in the General Assembly

Arrangement

Chronological

Accruals

No accruals are anticipated at this time.

Existence and Location of Copies

microfilmed, 6 reels (C#00141 &C#00142)

GSU order #'s 934806; 934807; 934808; 953922; 953923; 953924.

Also name index, 3 x 5 card file

Related Materials

C#0204 - Rhode Island Colony Records, 1646 - 1851 - Public laws, February Session, 1729 as codified, 1730, p. 209 “Act directing the admittance of freemen within the several towns of the colony”

Public Laws, 1744, pp. 182 “Act for choosing deputies annually”

Bartlett, John Russell, Rhode Island Colony Records, 1636 – 1792, 10 Vols., Providence, 1856 – 1865.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

Contact:
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Providence RI 02903 USA
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