Society Publications

The First Record Book of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, 1897-1902: Constitution and By-laws, Officers and Members Historical Papers. [Contains the following papers: King Philip’s War, by John Austin Stevens, Historian; The Rehoboth Fight, 1676 by Lt. Commander Joseph Ballard Murdock, USN; Some Contemporary Accounts of King Philip’s Death, by Hamilton Bullock Tompkins, Chancellor; and The Colonial Soldier, by Hon. Elisha Dyer, Deputy Governor General.] Providence, R.I. Snow & Farnum, Printers, 1902. 8 vo. Cloth. pp. 134. Publication no. 1.

A Record of the Ceremony and Oration on the Occasion of the Unveiling of the Monument Commemorating the Great Swamp Fight, December 19, 1675, in the Narragansett Country, Rhode Island, Erected by the Societies of Societies of Colonial Wars of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, October 20, 1906. Printed for the Societies of Colonial Wars MDCCCCVI. 8 vo. Red and White cloth. pp. 69. Publication no. 2. [You can review this publicataion on Google Books.]

A Farther Brief and True Narration of the Great Swamp Fight in the Narragansett Country, December 19, 1675. Printed by Standard Printing Company for the Society. 8 vo. Paper covered boards. Paper covered boards. Printed title on back. Seal stamped on side. pp. 12 of tract reproduced in fac-simile, 3 of Introduction by George Parker Winship. Providence, 1912. Publication no. 3.

The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: The Second Record-Book of the Society, 1902-1914; Together with the Accounts of Daniel Jenckes, one of the Committee of War of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations during the Three years, 1758, 1759, 1760, of the French and Indian War. Providence, Standard Printing Company, 1914. 8 vo. Red Cloth. Paper title on back. pp. 121. Publication no. 4.

A Letter from major William Bradford to the Reverend John Cotton Written at Mount Hope on July 21, 1675, and containing an Account of the Operations leading to an unsuccessful Attempt to Capture Metacom alias King Philip the Wampanoag Chieftain. Printed by Standard Printing Company for the Society, 1914. 8 vo. Paper covered boards. Title back and side. pp. 16 including introduction. Publication no. 5.

The Muster Rolls of Three Companies Enlisted by the Colony of Rhode Island in May, 1746, for an Expedition Against Canada proposed by Great Britain. Providence, 1915. Printed by Standard Printing Company for the Society from original MSS in the archives of the State. 8 vo. Paper covered boards. Title on back and side. pp. 5 of introduction, with Muster rolls as folders. Publication no. 6.

Nine Muster Rolls of Rhode Island Troops Enlisted During The Old French War To which is added The Journal of Captain William Rice in the Expedition of 1746. Providence, 1915. Printed by Standard Printing Company for the Society from original MSS in the Library of the R.I. Historical Society. 8 vo. Paper covered boards. Title on back and side. pp. 54. Publication no. 7.

A Letter Written by Dr. Simon Cooper of Newport on the Island of Rhode Island to the Governor and Council of the Connecticut Colony In which he asks for payment promised to him by Genl. Winslow, and adds a Copy of the General’s Letter as well as a list of the Men the cure of whom he undertook. Providence, 1916. Printed by Standard Printing Company for the Society from the contemporaneous MS copy in the archives of the State of Connecticut. 8 vo. Paper covered boards. pp. 21. Publication no. 8.

An Account of the Treasurer of the Colony of Rhode Island for the Port Royal Expedition, 1710. Providence, 1916. Printed by Standard Printing Company for the Society from the original MS in the archives of the State. 8 vo. Paper covered boards. pp. 14. Publication no. 9

Address of General Bennett H. Young to Society of Colonial Wars, Providence, Rhode Island, December thirtieth, nineteen hundred fifteen. 8 vo. Off-white paper. pp. XXIV. ca. 1916. [unnumbered]

A Preliminary Report on the Excavations at the House of Jirah Bull on Tower Hill in Rhode Island. Providence, 1917. Printed for the Society by E.A. Johnson & Company. 8 vo. Paper. pp. 16. Publication no. 10

A List of the Publications Issued by the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Providence, 1918. Printed for the Society by Standard Printing Co. 8 vo. Paper. pp. 15.Publication no. 11

A Letter written by Capt. Wait Winthrop from Mr. Smiths in Narragansett to Gov. John Winthrop of the Colony of Connecticut. Providence, 1919. Printed for the Society by Standard Printing Co. from the original MS in the Archives of the State of Connecticut . 8 vo. Paper boards. pp. 31. Publication no. 12.

The Petition of Abigail Lay, Relict of John Lay of Lyme to the General Court of Connecticut To which are Added Other Documents Relating to King Philip’s War. Providence, 1920. Printed for the Society by Standard Printing Co. from the original MSS in the Archives of the State of Connecticut. 8 vo. Paper boards. pp. 37. Publication no. 13.

A Letter from the Council of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay to the Council of the Colony of Connecticut, Written April 7, 1676, by Edward Rawson, the Secretary. Providence, 1921. Printed for the Society by Standard Printing Co. from the original MS in the Archives of the State of Connecticut. 8 vo. Paper. pp. 15.Publication no. 14.

The Pilgrims and Liberty. Society of Colonial Wars in Rhode Island. 8 vo. Red paper. pp. 16. ca. 1921. [unnumbered]

The Tartar, the Armed Sloop of the Colony of Rhode Island in King George’s War, by Howard Millar Chapin, Providence, 1922. Cloth. pp. 67. Publication no. 15.

Further Letters on King Philip’s War, written by Mr. Richard Smith, Jr., Mr. John Paine, The Commissioners of the United Colonies, Mrs. Mary Pray. Providence, 1923. Printed for the Society by E.L. Freeman Co. from the original MSS in the Archives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 8 vo. Paper boards. pp. 31.Publication no. 16.

Franklin’s Claim to Greatness. Society of Colonial Wars in Rhode Island. 8 vo. Red paper. pp. 12.. 1923. [unnumbered]

A Brief Account of the William Withington Plat of Boston Neck with A Description of the Shares of the Proprietors, by William Davis Miller. Providence, 1924. Printed for the Society by E.L. Freeman Co., Providence, R.I. 8 vo. Paper boards. pp. 29. 4 maps. Publication no. 17.

The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: The Third Record Book of the Society. Providence, MDCCCCXXV. Printed for the Society by E.L. Freeman Co. 8 vo. Paper boards. pp. 91. Publication no. 18.

The Narragansett Mortgage. The Documents Concerning the Alien Purchases in Southern Rhode Island. Providence, 1925. Printed for the Society by E.L. Freeman Company. Providence, R.I. 8 vo. Paper boards. pp. 45.Publication no. 19.

The Narragansett Country. Glimpses of the Past, by Harry Lyman Koopman with Map drawn by Sydney Richmond Burleigh. Providence, 1926. Printed for the Society by E.L. Freeman Company. Providence, R.I. 8 vo. Paper covered boards. pp. 55. Publication no. 20.

A Plat of the Land of Capt. Henry Bull at Pettaquamscut Drawn by James Helme, Surveyor, January 8, 1729. Providence, 1927. Printed for the Society by E.L. Freeman Company. Providence, R.I. 8 vo. Paper boards. pp. 17. Publication no. 21.

Roger Williams and the Kings Colors. The Documentary Evidence, by Howard Millar Chapin. Providence, 1928. Printed for the Society by E.L. Freeman Company. 8 vo. Paper. pp. 26. Publication no. 22.

Samvel Gorton’s Letter to Lord Hyde, In Behalf of the Narragansett Sachems. Providence, 1930. Printed for the Society by E.L. Freeman Company from the original in the John Carter Brown Library. 8 vo. Paper. pp. 20. Publication no. 23.

Some Further Papers Relating to King Philip’s War. Providence, 1931. Printed for the Society by E.L. Freeman Company from the originals in the Rhode Island Historical Society. 8 vo. pp. 14. Publication no. 24.

A Map of the Acquidnesset or North Purchase of the Atherton Partners. Providence, 1932. Printed for the Society by E.L. Freeman Company. 8 vo. pp. 13. Publication no. 25.

The Trading Post of Roger Williams with those of John Wilcox and Richard Smith, by Howard Millar Chapin. Providence, 1933. Printed for the Society by E.L. Freeman Company. 8 vo. pp. 26. Publication no. 26.

A Letter written by Maj. John Talcott from Mr. Stanton’s at Quonocontaug to Govr. William Leete and the Hond. Council of the Colony of Connecticut. Providence, 1934. Printed for the Society by E.L. Freeman Company from the original MS in the Archives of the State of Connecticut. 8 vo. pp. 13. Publication no. 27.

Ancient Paths to Pequot, by William Davis Miller, with a map by Norman Morrison Isham, Esq. Providence, 1936. Printed for the Society by E.L. Freeman Company, Providence, R.I. 8 vo. pp. 16. Publication no. 28

Several Purchases of the Lands West of Wickford sold by the Committee of the Colony for the Sale of Vacant Lands in 1709, as shown on a map by Hon. Elisha Reynolds Potter, 1838. Providence, 1936. Printed for the Society by E.L. Freeman Company, Providence, R.I. 8 vo. pp. 10. Publication no. 29.

Notes and Queries Concerning the Early Bounds and Divisions of the Township of East Greenwich as set forth in William Hall’s Plat, 1716, by William Davis Miller, Esq. Providence, 1937. Printed for the Society by E.L. Freeman Company, Providence, R.I. 8 vo. pp. 19. Publication no. 30.

John Albro’s Disposition of 1705 as to the Purchase of Aquidneck with Coddington’s Deposition of 1687. Providence, 1938. Printed for the Society by E.L. Freeman Company, Providence, R.I. Publication no. 31.

Depositions of Officers of the Palatine Ship Princess Augusta Wrecked on Block Island 27th December 1738 and which was apparently the Palatine of Whittier’s Poem. Providence, 1939. Printed for the Society by E.L. Freeman Company from the originals in the State Archives. Publication no. 32.

A List of the Publications Issued by the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Providence, 1941. Printed for the Society by E.A. Johnson Co. 8 vo. Red paper. Title on side. pp. 28. Publication no. 33

Rhode Island Colonial Money and Its Counterfeiting, 1647-1726, by Richard LaBaron Bowen. Providence, 1942. 8 vo. Red cloth. Title on spine and side. pp. 112 + x. 14 plates, 3 of these from the original copper. Publication no. 34

The Providence Oath of Allegiance and Its Signers, 1651-2, by Richard LaBaron Bowen. Providence, 1943. 8 vo. Red cloth covered boards. Title on spine and side. pp. 92. + x. 2 plates, folding map opposite p. 86. Publication no. 35.

The Case of Richard Chasmore alias Long Dick, by Bradford Fuller Swan. Providence, 1944. Printed for the Society by the Roger Williams Press. 8 vo. Red paper covered boards. Paper title on side. pp. 26 + viii. Publication no. 36.

An Answer to a Scandalous Paper which came to my hand from the Massachusets Clamouring against the Purchase and Slandering the Purchasers of Qunnunnagut Iland, and subscribed by John Easton by Roger Williams. Transcribed from the original Manuscript given to the R.I. Historical Society by the Hon. Frederick S. Peck, with an Explanatory Introduction. Providence: The Roger Williams Press, 1945. 8 vo. Red paper. Paaper title on side. pp. 20. 2 plates. Publication no. 37.

An Answer to a Letter Sent from Mr. Coddington of Rhode Island, to Governour Leveret of Boston in what concerns R. W. of Providence, by Roger Williams. Providence, 1946: Printed for the Society by the Roger Williams Press. 8 vo. Red paper. Paper title on side. pp. 24. 12 plates. Publication no. 38.

The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: The Fourth Record Book of the Society. Providence, MCMXLVII. Printed for the Society by the E.L. Freeman Company. 8 vo. Red cloth covered boards. Paper title on spine. pp. 113. Publication no. 39.

A Bill of the Albany Hospital for Care of the Men of the Rhode Island Regiment, many of them wounded in the Unsuccessful Assault on Fort Ticonderoga in July, 1758. Providence, 1950. Printed for the Society by the Roger Williams Press. 8 vo. Red paper. Paper title on side. pp. 12. 2 facsimile plates. Publication no. 40.

The Ever-Whirling Wheele of Change. 8 vo. Red paper. pp. 20. 1951 [unnumbered]

Last Blasts, Two Letters of Edward Randolph and Major John Greene. Providence, 1953. Printed for the Society by the Roger Williams Press. 8 vo. Red paper. Title on side. pp. 16. Publication no. 41.

A Facsimile of the First Printing known to have been done in Rhode Island, A Letter from John Hammett to John Wright. Printed at Newport in 1727 by James Franklin. Providence, 1955. Printed for the Society by the Roger Williams Press. Collotype facsimile by the Meriden Gravure Company. 8 vo. Red paper. Paper title on side. pp. 12 + 8 p. facsimile in pocket of rear cover. Publication no. 42.

A Colonial Muster Roll of the Fourth Company or Train Band of Providence. Providence, 1958. Roger Williams Press. 8 vo. Red paper. Title on side. pp. 12. Publication no. 43.

An Indian’s an Indian or, The Several Sources of Paul Revere’s Engraved Portrait of King Philip, by Bradford F. Swan. Providence, 1959. The Roger Williams Press. 8 vo. Red paper. Title on side. pp. 16. 4 plates. Publication no. 44.

Bar Bills at Crown Point: Some 1761 Law Suits against Rhode Island Soldiers, by Charles W. Farnum. Providence, 1960. Roger Williams Press. 8 vo. Red paper. Title on side. pp. 16. Publication no. 45.

A Muster Roll of Newport County Troops sent toward Albany in 1757, by Clarkson A. Collins, 3rd. Providence, 1961. Roger Williams Press. 8 vo. Red paper. Title on side. pp. 12. Publication no. 46.

Stephen Hopkins Pays the Troops, 1755-1757, Clarkson A. Collins, 3rd. Providence, 1962. Roger Williams Press. 8 vo. Red paper. Title on side. pp. 12. Publication no. 47.

The Rev. Thomas James, The Civil Compact, and the Town Evidence, by Bradford F. Swan. Providence, 1963. Roger Williams Press. 8 vo. Red paper. Title on side. pp. 16. 2 plates. Publication no. 48.

The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: The First Supplement to the Fourth Record Book covering the period October 9, 1949 to August 7, 1968. Providence, MCMLXVIII. Printed for the Society by the Oxford Press. 8 vo. Off-white paper. Title on side. pp. 34. Publication no. 49.

Retreat from the Great Swamp Fight”. 8 vo. Leaflet of 4 pp. 1968 [unnumbered]

A copy of a letter of Roger Williams telling of the Burning of Providence and of his conference with the Indians during King Philip’s War in 1676, transcribed, with an introduction and notes by Bradford F. Swan. Providence, 1971. 8 vo. Off-white paper. Title on side. pp. 16. Publication no. 50.

An Affidavit by Roger Williams in his handwriting, defending his relations with the Narragansetts, particularly in the acquisition of land, transcribed from the 17th century English, with an Introduction by Philip B. Simonds, Historian, and further notes by Nathaniel Shipton of the R.I. Historical Society. Providence, 1976. 8 vo. Red paper. Title on side. pp. 16. 4 plates. Pedigree. Publication no. 51.

Purchase of the Lands in Little Compton 1672/1673 from the Saconet Indians, transcribed by Philip B. Simonds. Providence, 1977. 8 vo. Red paper. Title on side. pp. 16. 3 plates. Publication no. 52.

Dueling in Rhode Island (and Elsewhere), by Roger Tillinghast Clapp. Providence, 1978. 8 vo. Red paper. Title on side. pp. 36. 1 plate. Publication no. 53.

Intercourse and Non-Intercourse with the Narragansett Indians. Providence, 1979. 8 vo. Red paper. Title on side. pp. 20. 3 plates. Publication no. 54.

A List of the Publications Issued by the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Providence, 1981. Printed for the Society by Charles G. Cowan Associates, 8 vo. Red paper. Title on side. pp. 37. Publication no. 55.

The Colonial Schoolmaster, by Walter H. Small. Providence, 1982. 8 vo. Red paper. Title on side. pp. 20. Publication no. 56.

The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: The Fifth Record Book of the Society. Providence, 1983. 8 vo. White paper. Title on side. pp. 123. [Publication no. 57.]

Struggles of an Emerging Colonial Theatre, by Don B. Wilmeth. Providence, 1984. 8 vo. Red paper. Title on side. pp. 12. Publication no. 58.

New England’s Victory at Louisburg in 1745, by the Rev. Samuel Niles. With Introductory Notes and a Biographical Index by Bruce Campbell MacGunnigle. Providence, 1986. 8 vo. Red paper. Title on side. pp. 70. Publication no. 59.

Rhode Islanders Misbehave at Surinam in 1744. A Complaint Against The Captain and Crew of the Prince Charles of Lorraine of Bristol, Rhode Island, Transcribed with an introduction by Bruce Campbell MacGunnigle. Providence, 1987. 8 vo. Red paper. Title on side. pp. 20. Publication no. 60.

The Hero’s Reward: Military Land Grants and the Opening of the West, by David W. Dumas. Providence, 1987. 8 vo. Red paper. Title on side. pp. 18. Publication no. 61.

The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. The Sixth Record Book of the Society. Providence: Printed for the Society by Charles G. Cowan Associates, 1988. 8 vo. White Paper. Title on side. pp. 96. Publication no. 62.

Carnage At Cartagena. Captain William Hopkins and his Rhode Island Recruits In The Campaign Against Cartagena & Cuba 1741. Transcribed with an introduction by Bruce Campbell MacGunnigle, Historian of the Society. Providence, 1988. Printed for the Society by Webster Press, Inc. 8 vo. Red Paper. Title on side. pp. 15. Publication no. 63.

John Brown of Providence and His Chariot. By Henry Anthony Lewis Brown. Edited by Bruce Campbell MacGunnigle, Historian of the Society. Providence, 1989. Printed for the Society by Webster Press, Inc. 8 vo. Red Paper. Title on side. pp. 12. Publication no. 64.

"Delenda Est Canada" Canada Must Be Conquered! Rhode Island Troops at the Conquest of Montreal 1760. Transcribed with an introduction by Bruce Campbell MacGunnigle, Historian of the Society. Providence, 1990. Printed for the Society by Webster Press, Inc.  8 vo. Red Paper. Title on side. pp. 16. Publication no. 65.

Red Coats and Yellow Fever. Rhode Island Troops at the Siege of Havana 1762. Transcribed with an introduction by Bruce Campbell MacGunnigle, Historian of the Society. Providence, 1991. Printed for the Society by Webster Press, Inc. 8 vo. Red Paper. Title on side. pp. 23. Publication no. 66.

The Game Cock Readies To Strike. Abraham Whipple, Commander of the Schooner Game Cock, Receives Letters of Marque from Governor Stephen Hopkins 1759. A facsimile copy with an introduction by Bruce Campbell MacGunnigle, Historian of the Society. East Greenwich, 1993. Printed for the Society by Print Shops, Inc. 8 vo. Red Paper. Title on side. pp. 20. Publication no. 67.

The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. 1897 [seal] 1997. Centennial Year. The Seventh Record Book of the Society. East Greenwich, 1997.  Printed for The Society by Print Shops, Inc.., East Greenwich, R.I. 8vo. White paper. Title on side. pp. 104. Publication no. 68.

Oswego Odyssey – or- The Trials and Tribulations of a Crew of Rhode Island Boatmen and Shipwrights, Their Captivity at the Hands of the French (and in at Least One Case the Indians) and Their Difficulty in Getting Paid. By David W. Dumas. East Greenwich, 1999.  Printed for The Society by Allegra Print & Imaging, East Greenwich, R.I.. 8vo. Red paper. Title on side. pp. 20. Publication no. 69.

The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. 1897 [seal] 2005, The Eighth Record Book of the Society. Together with “Smallpox and the French and Indian War” by David W. Dumas. Fall River, 2005. 8vo. White paper. Title on side. pp. 99. Publication no. 70.

The Defendant’s Fist many blows did Strike…” The Rev. John Usher of Bristol, RI v. Capt. Simeon Potter of Bristol, RI 1761; Transcribed with an introduction by Bruce Campbell MacGunnigle, Secretary of the Society. East Greenwich, 2006. Red paper. Title on side. pp. 42. Publication no. 71. [Download PDF]

Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, 2010 Member Directory. East Greenwich, 2009. White paper. Title on side. pp 24. Publication no. 72.