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Public Laws, Acts & Resolves, General Statutes

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: C#00612-C#00579-C#00599-C#00611

Scope and Contents

Public law & general statute codifications (1719 - 1956) & contemporary publications of General Assembly session proceedings (1764+) detailing enactments of the legislature as found in manuscript series Rhode Island Colony Records; Acts & Resolutions & Private Acts / Charters. Latter initially bound as “schedules." with subsequent volumes containing reports submitted by various boards, commissions & government agencies as mandated. Commencing in the late 19th century annual publications primarily bound separately as public laws & acts and resolves. Compilations first published 1719 with enactment revisions for 1730 - 1736, 1744 - 1752 & 1767. Digests or general statutes re-codified 1798, 1822, 1857, 1872, 1882, 1896, 1909, 1923, 1938 & 1956 (updated annually).

Dates

  • 1647-2015

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.

Extent

89.96 Cubic Feet

Arrangement

Chronological by legislative session or assigned chapter or numerical designation

Rhode Island Digital Archives

Accruals

There are regular accruals to this series. The accruals at this time are:

C#00275; C#0764; C#00790; C#00876; 1996-10; 1997-64; 1998-09; 2000-17; 2001-18; 2002-24; 2002-36; 2003-17; 2004-28; 2005-05; 2006-01; 2006-07; 2007-08; 2008-07; 2009-04; 2010-14; 2011-08; 2012-09; 2013-16; 2013-54; 2014-13; 2014-49; 2015 - 09 (Goldman donation); 2015:27; 2016-06

Related Materials

C#0204 -Rhode Island Colony Records, 1646 - 1851

C#0210 - Acts & Resolutions of the General Assembly

C#203 - Private Acts of the General Assembly

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

C#0165, C#1184 & C#1179 - Petitions to the General Assembly

C#0261 - Committee Reports Staples, William R. & Charles Burnett Jr., Proceedings of the first General Assembly of the "Incorporation of Providence Plantations" and the Code of Laws Adopted by that Assembly in 1647, Providence, 1847, 64 pp.

Bartlett, John Russell, Records of the Colony of Rhode Island, 10 Vols, 1636 – 1792, Providence, 1865

Bartlett, John Russell, Index to the Acts & Resolves of and of the Petitions and Reports to the General Assembly from the Year 1758 to 1850, Providence, 1856, 424 pp.

Bartlett, John Russell, Index to the Acts & Resolves of and of the Petitions and Reports to the General Assembly from the Year 1850 to 1862, Providence, 1863, 104 pp.

Addeman, Joshua A., Index to the Acts & Resolves of and of the Reports to the General Assembly from the Year 1863 to 1873, Providence, 1875, 131 pp.

Bennett, Charles P., Index tothe Printed Acts & Resolves of the General Assembly From the Year 1873 to 1899, Providence, 1907, 460 pp.

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Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

Contact:
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Providence RI 02903 USA
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