Roger Williams, a church elder who was banished from Massachusetts for his separatist beliefs, established Providence in what became Rhode Island.
Colonists near Providence, Rhode Island, burned the British customs schooner Gaspee after it ran aground.
Patriots seized arms at Newport, Rhode Island, and carried them to Providence.
Bolden, Tonya. Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl. New York: Henry N. Abrams, 2005.