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5/14/19, 12:55 PM

Accounts of negro slaves enlisted into Continental Battalions, 1778

8/20/20, 4:24 PM

Act allowing slaves to enlist in the Continental Battalion, February 1778

1/30/20, 4:13 PM

Act allowing slaves to enlist in the Continental Battalion, February 1778

1/30/20, 4:13 PM

Act authorizing that person may not be taken out of the state without consent, October 1779

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Act concerning runaway slaves: No ferryman/boatman shall carry away slaves without certificate, October 1714

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Act for the entering of slaves in Naval log, 1715

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Act forbidding forced covenant bond, 1652

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Act incorporating the Society for abolishing Slavery, June 1790

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Act repealing Part of the Act respecting the Manumission of Slaves, October 1785

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Act that T. Johnson be delivered to his master, October 1803

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Acts related to the Manumission of Slaves, June 1767

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

An Act Authorizing the Manumission of Negroes and the gradual abolition of Slavery (Draft), December 1783

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Rhode Island passed the earliest law prohibiting “perpetual servitude” in 1652. The law was largely ignored, leading to the passage of additional laws in the 18th century. This law states that people born after March 1784 will not be “servants for life or slaves.”

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

An Act for Disposing of Money raised in this Colony for Importing Negro Slaves, June 1729

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

An Act for laying a Duty on Negro Slaves that shall be Imported into this Colony, February 1711

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

An Act for the more speedy tryal of such Negro and Indians as shall be found Purloining and Stealing, September 9, 1718

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

An Act in addition to an Act for Freeing Slaves, February 1755

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

An Act in Amendment of Chapter 149 of the General Statutes  Of Marriage, January 1881

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

An Act in amendment of the "An Act relative to Slaves, and their Manumission and Support", March 5, 1804

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

An Act prohibiting the importation of negros into this Colony, November 1775

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

An Act relating to freeing Molatto and Negro slaves, 1728

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

An Act relating to the freeing of Molatto and Negro Slaves, February 1728

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

An Act respecting equal access to public schools, January 1866

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

An Act to prevent Persons keeping House in this Colony, from entertaining Indians, Negros or Mulattos Servants or Slaves, 1750

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

An Act to prevent Persons keeping House within this Colony, from entertaining Indian, Negro, or Mulatto Servants or Slaves, 1750

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Passed just one month after the Constitutional Convention, this law reaffirmed many Rhode Islanders’ objections to the practice of buying and selling enslaved Africans. The fact that the newly proposed Constitution did not prohibit slavery meant that many who were anti-slavery were also Anti-Federalist.

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

An Act to prevent the Commander of any Privateer or Master of any other Vessel from carrying Slaves out of this Colony, June 1757

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

An Act to Revise Statutes on Public Instruction, January 1866

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

12/16/19, 4:05 PM

Appointments to Committee to establish the value of slaves who enlist in the Continental Battalion, February 1778

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Claim against Continental Treasury for purchase of slaves for army, June 1779

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Duty on negroes to be repealed, June 1731

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Fugitive Slave Law Petition, February 1851

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

General Treasurer to immediately discharge Notes to the Owners of Slaves who have enlisted, October 1778

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Impact of Sugar Act on on West Africa trade and the Rhode Island economy, January 1764

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Last will and testament, August 1735

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Letter from Nathaniel Greene regarding what the blacks cost the State on behalf of the United States, August 2, 1779

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Letter regarding the inadequate pay for slaves in Colonel Greene's regiment, September 1779

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Letters to the Governor regarding Rhode Island making a great mart for slavery, 1745

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Manumission of Peter Venter, August 1785

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Masters of enlisted apprenticed slaves to receive the interest, and the Owners the Principal, March 1778

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

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