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Letter of Private Charles H. Babcock of Battery A to the Governor of Rhode Island dated January 10, 1864 concerning monthly pay offer of $7.00. Demands equal pay ($13.00) as those of white soldiers.


Petition to the General Assembly to form a National Guard Unit of Colored Citizens of the City of Providence, 1856.


Military Commissions (1878, 1879) and Correspondence (1900) of Reverend Mahlon Van Horne the first person of color elected to the Rhode Island General Assembly.


Petition to the General Assembly asking to enact that no scholar shall be debarred the privilege of attending school on account of sect, color, or religious belief, 1865.


Petition to the General Assembly for Repeal of Statute Forbidding Intermarriage, 1876.

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