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King, Samuel Ward (1786-1851) [A proclamation by Samuel Ward King]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04161 Author/Creator: King, Samuel Ward (1786-1851) Place Written: Rhode Island Type: Broadside Date: March 1842 Pagination: 1 p. ; 50.5 x 30.5 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04161 Author/Creator: King, Samuel Ward (1786-1851) Place Written: Rhode Island Type: Broadside Date: March 1842 Pagination: 1 p. ; 50.5 x 30.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Contains a brief introduction by King as Governor, Captain-General and Commander-in-Chief of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Includes a reprinted letter by President John Tyler stating that he cannot get involved (by raising a militia) with rising tensions in Rhode Island unless there is an actual insurrection. Also includes a reprinted letter from John Whipple discussing the People's Constitution (Dorr's constitution) and the "legal constitution" of Rhode Island.

Background Information: Samuel Ward King, governor of Rhode Island from 1839-1843. He took a strong stand against the expanded voting franchise that led to the Dorr rebellion. President John Tyler refused to ...send in Federal troops at Governor King's request to restrain the uprising. See More

People: Tyler, John, 1790-1862
King, Samuel Ward, 1786-1851
Whipple, John, 1784-1866

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Dorr RebellionGovernment and CivicsLawRebellionMilitiaState Constitution

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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