Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Record of cases brought before courts of Admiralty & Vice Admiralty as established throughout the British colonies to adjudicate disputes involving maritime activities between merchants & seaman
The records are of the Division of Women and Children and document activities relating to the establishment of minimum wages for women and minors employed in certain trades and industries as stipulated by powers established in Chapter 2289 of the 1936 Public Laws of Rhode Island. The Division head also served as the Chair for the Mimimum Wage Board.
Petitions submitted by individual citizens, groups, municipalities, political, corporate & religious organizations & entities. Wide array of topics including suffrage rights, slavery, affairs of Narragansett Indians, redress from actions of debt, insolvency & imprisonment, property encroachments & disbursement, establishment of lotteries, public schools, railroads, etc.