American Historical Oration by B.L. Henin (Reprint)
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Includes the publication American Historical Oration by B.L. Hénin. Includes the following three speeches: The Help of the French Nation During the American Revolution 1780; Purchase of the Island of Manhattan Foundation of New York 1624; and Prejudice of Historians.
The oration was delivered on July 14, 1928 in Newport, R.I. at the inauguration of the monument erected in Newport, R.I., to commemorate the landing in 1780 on the cliffs on Newport, of the French troops which came to help the American Colonists to obtain their Independence. This is a 1929 reprint.
- Publication: 1929
- Hénin, B. L. (Person)
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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.
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