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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)
26 (2013)

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

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Rhode Island Chronology, 1772-1790
9-10 June               H.M.S. Gaspee revenue schooner burned off the coast of
January, May-June       Witnesses boycott hearings on the burning of the Gaspee
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
2 March                 Providence Tea Party burns tea in Market Square
25 April                Legislature votes to raise "Army of Observation" (1,500
7 May                   Nathanael Greene given command of "Army of
May-June                Legislature replaces Loyalist governor-elect
15 June                 Legislature creates state navy
26 August               Legislature asks First Continental Congress to establish a
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
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
25 October              British evacuate Newport
10 July                 French fleet and troops arrive in Newport

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