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Williams, Roger [Report of a meeting to elect envoys from the Colony of Rhode Island to King Charles II].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05582 Author/Creator: Williams, Roger Place Written: Newport, Rhode Island Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1667/07/05 Pagination: 2 p. 16.8 x 20.4 cm

Summary of Content: Also signed by William Brenton, William Raulston, Benedict Arnold, and John Froster. William Dyer and John Green were asked to serve as envoys "in the name & behalfe of the whole Colony."


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsElectionGlobal History and CivicsForeign Affairs

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