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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Duty on negroes to be repealed, June 1731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

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

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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

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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

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

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

No slave to be allowed to enlist in the Continental Battalion until next June 10th, May 1778

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Ordered that Attorney General gather in money due colony for importation of negroes, June 1723

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Owners of slaves to be paid, October 1778

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Petition asking for Equal School Rights, January 1862

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Petition asking for repeal of Statute forbidding the intermarriage of Whites and Blacks, January 1868

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Petition concerning discrimination on account of of race or color in certain cases, January 1870

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Petition for a law protecting school rights, January 1860

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Petition for school equal rights, 1864

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Petition of Citizens of this State for a law regulating the means of Conveyance by railroads, May 1848

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Petition regarding the law forbidding inter-marriage of whites with Negroes, Indians, and Mulatttoes, January 1872

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Petition respecting (abolition of) Slave Trade referred unto next Session, June 1787

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Petition to Repeal the Fugitive Slave Act (Providence) transcription, February 1851

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Petition to repeal the law on interracial marriages, 1878

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

President John Hancock of the Continental Congress to Governor Cook concerning outfitting of troops, June 20, 1776

5/1/19, 7:47 PM

Prohibition against interracial marriage, 1822

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Prohibition against interracial marriage, January 1798

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Quakers were among the religious groups that sought refuge in Rhode Island in the 17th century; many were ardent abolitionists.

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Recruited negroes to be employed on the most dangerous service, March 1778

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Repeal of clause allowing slaves to be brought into the state, February 26, 1784

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Repeal of the law prohibiting interracial marriage, March 1881

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Report of RI Delegate to Continental Congress on Blacks and Federal Rule of State Apportionment, August 1785

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Report of the Select Committee On Petitions relating to the Abolition of Slavery, 1839

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Resolved to consider the Petition of the Friends (Quakers) to abolish slavery, December 1783

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Revolutionary War Record Book, First Rhode Island Regiment, 1781-1783 (Scanned)

5/30/24, 7:43 PM

RI Continental Congress Delegates William Ellery and Stephen Hopkins to Governor Cooke, June 8, 1776

5/1/19, 7:47 PM

Sheriff of King's County to take possession of slaves purchased by J. Rice, August 1779

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

Sheriff to take custody of negro woman and children, August 1779

3/16/18, 4:45 PM

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