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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
25 May-17 September
11-16 June
20-22 August
15 September
17 September
17 September
31 October
3 November
14 February
29 February
1 March
24 March
2 April
5 April
16 April
7-10 May
14 June
24 June
27 June
3-4 July
5 July
29 July
21 August
1 November
1 November
1 November
22 November-
29 December
Constitutional Convention meets without R.I. being
represented
Legislature rejects sending delegates to Constitutional
Convention
Legislature fails to obtain a quorum
Legislature adopts letter to Congress giving reasons for not
sending delegates to Constitutional Convention
Newport and Providence deputies protest legislative letter to
Congress
Governor John Collins sends legislative letter and protest to
Congress
Legislature prohibits foreign slave trade by R.I. citizens
Legislature rejects calling a state convention, but votes to
print copies of Constitution for distribution to towns
1788
News of Massachusetts ratification with recommendatory
amendments first printed in R.I.
House of Deputies defeats motion for a state convention,
43-15
Legislature passes act submitting Constitution to referendum
of freemen in town meetings
Freemen in town meetings vote against Constitution,
2,714-238
House of Deputies defeats motion for a state convention by
a majority of 27
Legislature adopts letter to President of Congress explaining
referendum results
Country party again wins annual state elections
Legislative session takes no action on the Constitution
Motion for a state convention is "not noticed" by House of
Deputies
News reaches R.I. of New Hampshire's ratification
Providence resolves to celebrate the adoption of the
Constitution by nine states and the anniversary of
American independence on Fourth of July
Antifederalist threats of violence and Providence celebration
News reaches R.I. of Virginia's ratification
News reaches R.I. of New York's ratification
News reaches R.I. of North Carolina Convention's
adjournment without ratifying the Constitution
Legislature begins redeeming second part of state debt in
quarterly installments
House of Deputies defeats motion for a state convention,
40-14
Legislature orders New York Convention's circular letter and
amendments sent to towns for their consideration
Town meetings consider New York circular letter
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