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General Assembly of Rhode Island [An act that all collectors of Crown Point Bills who are in arrears be prosecuted]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.558 Author/Creator: General Assembly of Rhode Island Place Written: Newport, Rhode Island Type: Manuscript document Date: 20 November 1756 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 32.3 x 39 cm.

Summary of Content: Clerical copy of an act of the General Assembly of the Colony of Rhode Island. All collectors of Crown Point Bills who have not paid these into the treasury are to be held accountable. Includes statement of accounts. Recto of last page is the address of Thomas Richardson, Esquire, in Newport. Docket includes the signature of J. Cranston. Attested as a true copy by Secretary Thomas Ward. J. Lyndon signs as Clerk. Document consists of two pages, one appears to be a corner fragment of a full size page and the other appears to be the reverse shape and is missing a corner fragment.

People: Ward, Thomas, 1711-1760
Lyndon, Josias

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsTaxes or TaxationFinanceEconomicsCoins and Currency

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