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Image of a hand-tinted lantern slide of the road north of Lincoln Woods at the Butterfly Factory.Although an area, known as Quinsnicket pond, and seventy-one acres was purchased in the fall of1908 for $3,000 from the Stephen H. Smith family of…


Image of a hand-tinted lantern slide of Lincoln Park in Lincoln, Rhode Island.Although an area, known as Quinsnicket pond, and seventy-one acres was purchased in the fall of1908 for $3,000 from the Stephen H. Smith family of Franklin, Massachusetts,…


Image of the Saylesville Mill in Lincoln, Rhode Island. The area was settled as a farming community in the 17th century. The historic Eleazer Arnold House (built 1693) is located in the village. The Saylesville Meeting House (built 1704) is one of…


Image of the Manville Mill in Lincoln, Rhode Island.


To His Excellency,
The Governor of the State of Rhode Island,
Providence.

Washington, March 16, 1861.

Sir:

I transmit an authenticated copy of a Joint Resolution
to amend the Constitution of the United States, adopted…


State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

The undersigned having been appointed
by the freemen of said State, in the manner directed by the
Legislature thereof Electors of President and Vice President of the
United States, a certificate…


Image of the proclamation of Rhode Island Governor James Y. Smith designating Thursday, June 1, 1865 as a day of humiliation and mourning for national bereavement for the death of President Abraham Lincoln.See also:Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial…


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…


Image of the Eleazer Arnold House, built c. 1687, located in Lincoln, RI.In 1693, Eleazer Arnold, a major landowner, built his house along Great Road, one of the earliest roads in the colonies. Two stories high, with a pilastered chimney, the home…