|Records of the Colony of
Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England
Printed 1862, volume 7, June 1775
It is voted and resolved, that Joseph Underwood, Mary Underwood, Abigail Holloway, Polly Holloway, Dorcas Easton, Catharine MíKinzie, Mary Fowler, Sarah Greene, Hannah Weeden, Jr., Peleg Weeden, Phoebe Weeden, Damaris Weeden, Mrs. Goszart and her two children, Sarah Sweet, daughter of Samuel Sweet, and Elizabeth Thurston, be permitted to go in a flag of truce from North Kingstown to the island of Conannicut, under the care of the commanding officer in the town of North Kingstown, with their wearing apparel.
That Joseph Underwood and Sarah Greene be permitted to carry each two beds, with the necessary bed clothes.
That the said flag do not proceed until ten days after the rising of this Assembly; and that the same be transacted without any expense to the state.
Whereas, Mrs. Isabel Marchant, late of Newport, now of Hopkinton, widow, preferred a petition and represented unto this Assembly, that some time since she lent the general treasurer a sum of money, to supply the necessities of government upon a very pressing occasion; and that she hath now an opportunity of making use of the same, to her advantage; and thereupon, prayed this Assembly, that the general treasurer might be directed to pay her the said sum, by her lent, with the interest due theron; and premises being duly considered,----
It is voted and resolved, that the prayer of the said petition be, and the same is hereby, granted.
|The Hon. Joseph Wanton, Governor
The Hon. Darius Sessions, Deputy Governor
Mr. Peleg Thurston
Mr. Paul Niles
The Hon. Metcalfe Bowler, speaker;
Mr. Benjamin Tillinghast
Rhode Islandís first Postmasters, Appointed June 1777:
Whereas, Messrs. John Jenkes, Moses Brown, John Brown, David Harris, William Smith, John Updike, Knight Dexter, Ebenezer Thompson, Joseph Lawrence, Zephaniah Andrews, Elijah Bacon, Noah Mason, John Smith, Jonathon Ellis, Jonathon Hamman, Thomas Greene and James Lovett, in behalf of themselves and unto their associates, preferred a petition, and represented unto this Assembly, that from a regard to the instruction of youth, in most necessary parts of learning, they, with the town of Providence, have caused to be built within said town, a commodious brick school house, two stories high; the upper part of which, containing two rooms, belongs to them and their associates; that for the better carrying their design in building the said rooms into execution, they have formed themselves into a society, known by the name Proprietors in the Town School House; and thereupon, for the well ordering and governing the said school, in the upper part of said house, and for the better establishing the rules and orders already made; and also all future regulations respecting the same, they pray this Assembly to grant and extend to the said society, their heirs and assigns, a full and ample power, at all times hereafter, to order, ordain and enact all such rules and regulations, as may from time to time, appear to them necessary for the well ordering all prudential affairs of the said society; and that all rules, acts, orders and regulations so made, as may (not repugnant or disagreeable to the laws of this colony, or the acts and orders of the said town of Providence), be, to all intents and purposes, valid and binding upon the said society, and each individual thereof; on consideration whereof,---
Be it enacted by this General Assembly, and by the authority thereof it is enacted, that the prayer of the petitioners, in the foregoing petition contained, be, and the same is hereby, granted.
The Hon. Joseph Wanton, Governor
The Hon. Darius Sessions, Deputy Governor
An Act to incorporate certain persons by the name of the Benevolent Congregational Society, in the town of Providence, in this colony. Whereas divers persons have petitioned this Assembly, for an act of incorporation, whereby they may be enabled to promote certain purposes set forth in their petition, and hereinafter mentioned;---
Therefore, be it enacted by this General Assembly, and by the authority therof, it is enacted, that Darius Sessions, Ephraim Bowen, Sam'l Nightingale, Benj. Bowen, Jabez Bowen, Jacob Wightman, Jona. Badger, John Foster, Jr., Charles Keen, Nathaniel Greene, Eleazer Harding, Benjamin West, Amos Throope, Nathaniel Frothingham, Samuel Nightingale, Jr., Stephen Dexter, William Dexter, Elihu Robinson, Joseph Manning, Levi Hall, Nathaniel Metcalf, James Greene, Ezekial Burr, Joshua Hacker, Nehemiah Sweet, Paul Allen, John Carpenter, Jonathon Arnold, Amos Atwell, Jonathon Russell, Jonathon Ellis, Alexander Sampson, Joseph Nightingale, William Bowen, Henry Stirling and Timothy Gladding, together with such others, as they shall elect from time to time, shall be, forever hereafter, a body of corporate and politic, in fact and name, by the name of the Benevolent Congregational Society, in the town of Providence, in the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, in New England, for the purpose of raising a fund, by free and voluntary subscriptions, contributions, legacies and donations, for the support of public worship in the Congregational Society, in the town of Providence, aforesaid, of which the Reverend David Shearman Rowland, is at present minister.
At the special request of the inhabitants of the town of Providence,
made by their representatives,---
It is voted and resolved, that the inhabitants of the said town of Providence, be, and they are hereby, permitted and authorized to sell all kinds of spirituous liquors, in any quantities not less than one quart; provided , that the same be not drank in the house of the retailer; any law of this colony to the contrary, in any wise, not withstanding.
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