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Kaminski, John P.; Schoenleber, Charles H.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Leffler, Richard; Reid, Jonathan M.; Flamingo, Margaret R.; Lannér-Cusin, Johanna E.; Fields, David P.; Conley, Patrick T.; Moore, Timothy D. (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Rhode Island (3)
(2013)

Rhode Island chronology, 1772-1790,   pp. xxix-xxxiii


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Rhode Island Chronology, 1772-1790
1772
9-10 June               H.M.S. Gaspee revenue schooner burned off the coast of
Warwick
1773
January, May-June       Witnesses boycott hearings on the burning of the Gaspee
1774
17 May                  Providence Town Meeting calls for a continental congress
15 June                 Legislature appoints delegates to First Continental Congress
12 December             H.M.S. Rose arrives in R.I. to suppress smuggling
1775
2 March                 Providence Tea Party burns tea in Market Square
25 April                Legislature votes to raise "Army of Observation" (1,500
men)
7 May                   Nathanael Greene given command of "Army of
Observation"
May-June                Legislature replaces Loyalist governor-elect
15 June                 Legislature creates state navy
26 August               Legislature asks First Continental Congress to establish a
navy
1776
4 May                   Legislature renounces allegiance to King George III and
instructs R.I. delegates to Congress to work for a Union
and to fight to preserve liberty
19 July                 Legislature ratifies Declaration of Independence
8 December              British occupy Newport
1778
16 February             Legislature instructs delegates to Second Continental
Congress to sign Articles of Confederation and to submit
three proposed amendments
23 June                 Congress rejects R.I.'s proposed amendments
9 July                  R.I. delegates to Congress sign Articles of Confederation
29 August               Battle of Rhode Island concludes unsuccessful siege of
Newport
1779
25 October              British evacuate Newport
1780
10 July                 French fleet and troops arrive in Newport
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