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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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1 November
6 March
1 March
RHODE ISLAND CHRONOLOGY, 1772-1790
1782
House of Deputies unanimously rejects Impost of 1781
1783
Legislature admits Roman Catholics to rights of citizenship
1784
R.I. law for the gradual abolition of slavery goes into effect
1785
House of Deputies rejects 1783 Confederation amendment
to apportion federal expenses by population
Legislature adopts Impost of 1783 with qualifications
Legislature adopts 1784 grant of temporary power for
Congress to regulate commerce
Legislature adopts for a second time 1784 grant of
temporary power for Congress to regulate commerce
1786
Congress requests R.I. to revise its 1784 grant of temporary
commercial power for Congress
Legislature adopts Impost of 1783
Legislature revises previous adoption of 1784 grant of
temporary commercial power for Congress
Country party wins control of state government in annual
state elections
Legislature passes paper-money act
Legislature appoints commissioners to Annapolis
Convention
Legislature passes first penalty act
Legislature passes second penalty act
Smithfield Convention of Providence County towns proposes
radical state trade system
Superior Court decides Trevett v. Weeden
Legislature asks town meetings to instruct deputies on draft
test act
House of Deputies reads instructions on test act indicating
freemen overwhelmingly oppose the act
1787
Legislative committee estimates state's debt to be £153,000
Legislature rejects sending delegates to Constitutional
Convention
Legislature begins redeeming first part of state debt in
quarterly installments
Country party landslide in annual state elections
Legislature rejects sending delegates to Constitutional
Convention
March
5 March
5 March
2 November
3 March
4 March
15 March
19 April
6 May
28 June, 1 July
30 June
26 August
13 September
26 September
7 October
1 November
1 March
12-17 March
17 March
18 April
2-5 May


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