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Discussing the Rhode Island general assembly and improving the plight of negro soldiers

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Date March 4, 1794
Author Name Archibald Crary (primary) Location: Newport
Recipient Name Benjamin Brown (primary)
Summary The letter mentions the general assembly adjourned a Saturday to meet on a Monday at the end of the month. The assembly made provisions for a general election as well as grant the charter for a bridge. The comptroller has not written anything to Governor Bowen or Colonel Olney regarding negro soldiers, and Olney appears to be unwilling to do anything to help improve their situation.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Benjamin Brown; Archibald Crary; Meddison; Wolcott; Bowen; Col. Olney; ;
Related Places Newport; West Indies; Grate Britton; [Great Gritain]; Howland Ferry; Providence; East Greenwich; ;
Keywords plan of "stopping of bisness and keeping all our vessels at home"; merchants; poor negroes should suffer; governor; senator; congress; [general assembly]; demand from the commissioners all the books and papers; vouchers for accounts; comptroller; make the arrangement for the next election; public bisness; [public business]; granted a charter for a bridge; turnpike road; general assemble adjern'd a saterday to meet agane the last Monday in this month; ;
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