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This 37-page pamphlet provides a selection of four transcribed and annotated original documents on the history of the international security situation that faced one of the British North American colonies in 1755: Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. At this point, France and England had not yet declared war against one another in the Seven Years' War, but the hostilities of the French and Indian War were beginning in the interior areas of North America. Read more or purchase.
From the Archives
Occasionally we come across orations, stories and histories
from the Society's past. Here are a few
recently discovered ones:
Great Swamp Fight - Oration delivered December 30, 1902 - Click here to read.
Ye Old Colonial Schoolmaster - Oration delivered by
Walter H. Small - December 30, 1903
- Click here to read.
The Privateers - The Naval Militia of the Colonies -
Oration delivered by John Austin Stevens -
December 30, 1963 - Click here to read.
--Summer Court; June 23, 2022 -- Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet, Cranston, RI
--Winter Court; December 6, 2022 -- The Hope Club, Providence, RI