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Rhode Island General Assembly [Acts and orders of the General Assembly sitting at Newport]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.078 Author/Creator: Rhode Island General Assembly Place Written: Newport, Rhode Island Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 27 March 1666 Pagination: 4 p. ;. 33 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed by the clerk, Joseph [illegible].

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsLaw

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