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Images of the 1852 publication of State Constitution of 1842.See also: Journal of the Convention Assembled to Frame a a Constitution for the State of Rhode Island, at Newport, September 1842Constitutional Conventions (1841 - 1842)Constitutional…


An Act to abolish capital punishment,
and to provide for the more effectual Punishment
of crime. -
It is enacted by the General Assembly as
follows;

Section 1. The punishment of Death is hereby
abolished.

Section 2. Any person…


Images of the Rhode Island General Assembly January 1920 session Act Extending the Right to Vote to Women Citizens.See also:Report of the Special Committee on Woman Suffrage, Etc. Made to the General Assembly at its January Session A.D., 1874


Image of the Rhode Island General Assembly January 1920 session Woman Suffrage Resolution.See also:Report of the Special Committee on Woman Suffrage, Etc. Made to the General Assembly at its January Session A.D., 1874


Images of the four page Act of the Rhode Island General Assembly which granted women the right to vote in Presidential and Vice Presidential elections.See also:Report of the Special Committee on Woman Suffrage, Etc. Made to the General Assembly at…


To the General Assembly of the State of
Rhode Island & etc.

Gentlemen
Supported by the patriotic exertions and pleasing approbation of my fellow Citizens, for a long series of years, in important, critical, and highly interesting situations, I…


We the Subscribers do solemnly and sincerely declare that
we believe the War, Resistance and Opposition in which the United
American Colonies are now engaged against the Fleets and Armies of
Great Britain is, on the Part of the said Colonies,…


To the Legislature of the State of Rhode Island, and
Providence Plantations

Gentlemen,

While I acknowledge, with grateful sincerity, my
personal obligations to the Legislature of the State of Rhode
Island and Providence Plantations, for…


Washington May 26, 1801
Sir
I return my grateful thanks to the General assembly of the state of Rhode Island & Providence plantations for the congratulations which on behalf of themselves & their constituents, they have been pleased to…


Roxbury August 19th 1782

Sir

I had the Honor to Receive your Excellency’s favr. Requesting me to Transmit to you the Act of our Assembly laying a Duty of Impost agreeable to the Requisitions of Congress. It will at all times give me…


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.…