History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, by C.S. Brigham. the Wars and the Militia, by E. Field. the Sea Force in War Time, by H.P. Smith

History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, by C.S. Brigham. the Wars and the Militia, by E. Field. the Sea Force in War Time, by H.P. Smith

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...was attended by young men from every town in the state, and was one of the largest assemblages of people that had ever been held in Rhode Island up to that time. A long procession, in which were two of the independent military organizations of the state, escorted the speakers to the Dexter Training Ground, upon which the meeting was organized. Many freeholders were present and participated, although a majority of the existing voters did not countenance it. Resolutions were adopted ordering the calling of a convention to frame a constitution, and the unanimous vote of the meeting pledged its members to sustain and carry into effect such a constitution, if adopted, "by all necessary me-ans." On July 24, 1841, the state committee issued a call for the election of delegates to a. convention to meet in Providence, October 4. Every male American citizen, twenty-one years old, who had resided one year in the state, was entitled to vote, and the delegates were apportioned strictly on the basis of population. On August 28 delegates were elected under this call from nearly every town in the state. Three days later, at the regular town meetings, delegates were elected to the convention called by the general assembly, and which was termed the "Landholders' Convention," to distinguish it from that called by the suffrage party. The People 's convention convened at the State House in Providence, on October 4, and lasted from Monday till Saturday. The ruling spirit in the convention was Thomas V. Dorr, who had begun his public efforts in behalf of the suffrage cause in the general assembly in 1834, and who, as a member of the convention called that year, had unavailingly attempted to secure an expression from it...show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236759249
  • 9781236759245