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The Plan of the Battery and Guard House at Howlan's Ferry submitted by Rochefontaine to Rhode Island Governor Fenner in 1796.


Boston August 16th 1796
Sir
I have the honor to send to your Excellency, copies of the
Plans, buildings, etc., now erecting or to be erected afterwards
For the Defense of Rhode Island, or the Harbour of Newport.

Your Excellency will easily…


To the Honorable General Assembly
of the State of Rhode Island

We the undersigned Colered Citizens would respectfully repres-
ent, that we are deprived of our first and Constitutional
rights. Our Children are deprived of equal School…


An Act authorizing the Manumission of Ne-
groes, Mallattoes, & others, and for the gradual Abo-
lition of Slavery.
Whereas all Men are entitled to Life, Liberty
and the Pursuit of Happiness, yet the holding Man-
kind in a State of Slavery, as…


Mount Vernon April 3d 1797

Sir,

I have been favored with
your letter of the 10th of March, enclosing
an Address from the General Assembly
of the State of Rhode Island & ect.-
I now beg leave to transmit,
through your hands, my answer…


To the Hon. General Assembly of Rhode-Island.

We, your petitioners, Clergymen, and other of the State of Rhode Island, having taken into
consideration the present excited state of public feeling on the subject of the imprisonment of
Thomas W.…


An Act repealing an Act entitled “An Act for the effectual securing to His Majesty
the Allegiance of His Subjects in this His Colony and Dominion of Rhode Island and Providence
Plantations” and altering the Form of Commissions of all Writs…


October 29, 1979

To Governor Joe Garrahy

I enjoyed the warm hospitality extended to me today. It was good to see you and Margherite.

I appreciated this opportunity to visit with citizens in Providence, and to be with you for the plenary…


President John F. Kennedy with John Chafee’s children, Lincoln & Tribbie, 1961


President Lyndon B. Johnston at his Inauguration in January, 1965.


President John F. Kennedy aboard U.S.S. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. DD 850, during visit to the America’s Cup Races in September, 1962


The Providence Journal
Providence, Rhode Island, Wednesday, November 9, 1960

[Headline] Kennedy Elected, R.I. Plurality 112,336; Pell Wins by 153,929, Notte by 54,557; Fogarty, St. Germain Congress Victors

[Article Title] Sweep by Kennedy Is…


Dated Washington July 3d 1862
Rec’d, Providence July 3 1862, 12 o’clock, 25 min.
To Wm. Sprague

{Private & Confidential}

My dear Sir.
I should
not want the half of three
hundred thousand new troops
if I could have them now.
If I…


City Point, Va. Feb. 14th 1865.

His Excellency,
James Y. Smith,
Governor of Rhode Island,

Sir,
Your letter of the 9th inct. enclosing me a copy of "Resolution of thanks", passed by the Legislature…


Southern Commercial Convention

In conformity with the Action of the Southern Commercial Convention, at the meeting held in Louis=ville, Ky. Octbr. 12" 1869. The annual Session of the Convention will be held at Cincinnati O. commencing , Tuesday…


Inauguration of Ronald Reagan as 40th President of the United States, January 20, 1981.


President Eisenhower playing golf at Newport, September, 1957.


Governor Ronald Reagan of California with Governor John Chaffee, Lt. Governor Joseph H. O’Donnell & Attorney General Herbert F. DeSimone, ca. 1968


President Eisenhower & Governor John Chafee at Newport, September 26, 1963


Original Bradford Soap Works, Buell Street in Woonsocket, RI