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Records - Rhode Island

What follows is a list of Colonial and Revolutionary era records and record groups originating in Rhode Island, from the manuscript holdings in the Department of Special Collections, University Libraries of Notre Dame. Record series included here date wholly or primarily from the years before 1788.

  • ELIZEBATH LAKE DEPOSITION. 1705. 1 document. A memorandum written and signed by justice of the peace Benjamin Hall, recording Portsmouth, Rhode Island resident Elizebath Lake's testimony against Edward Briggs, of Tiverton, Massachusetts. Lake stated she saw Briggs "punch the molatta negro called thomas genins" at the Tiverton home of Daniel Howland. MSN/COL 6303-1.

  • MALLBONE-BLACKINTON ACCOUNT SHEET. 1731. 1 document. A sheet detailing the account of Benjamin Blackinton with the merchant Godfrey Mallbone of Newport, evidently prepared for a lawsuit. The document is signed by justice of the peace, and future Rhode Island governor, William Wanton. MSN/COL 6302-1.

  • BENJAMIN LAWTON DEED OF MORTGAGE. 1762. 1 document. A partly printed deed of mortgage between Benjamin Lawton of Portsmouth, Newport County and the trustees of the colony. The colony holds nine acres of land in Newport County as security for a loan of £31. MSN/COL 6301-1-F1.

  • WRIT OF EXECUTION AGAINST MARY UPDIKE. 1764. 1 document. A partly printed document written and signed by justice Edward Scott, directing the constables of Newport County, Rhode Island to "expose remove and put out" Mary Updike from lands unlawfully occupied. MSN/COL 6300-1.

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