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Dorr, Thomas Wilson (1805-1854) State of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations. A Proclamation by the Governor of the Same.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05757.04 Author/Creator: Dorr, Thomas Wilson (1805-1854) Place Written: Rhode Island Type: Autograph document signed Date: 25 June 1842 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25.2 x 19.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Governor Dorr sent this proclamation with a letter (see GLC05757.03) to Millard, Low, & Miller, publishers of the Daily Express. Instructs the General Assembly to meet at Gloucester, Rhode Island, on 4 July 1842 instead of at Providence. Also requests that "the towns and districts, in which vacancies may have occurred, by the resignation of Representatives or Senators, to proceed forth with to supply this Same by new elections, according to the provisions of the [People's] Constitution." Several edits. Dorr, then an illegitimate governor, led the Dorr Rebellion over suffrage rights in Rhode Island.

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Full Transcript: "…the towns and districts, in which vacancies may have occurred, by the resignation of [struck: Sen] Representatives or Senators, to proceed forth with to supply this Same by new elections, ...according to the provisions of [struck: Article XIVth of] the Constitution…See More

People: Dorr, Thomas Wilson, 1805-1854
Millard, Low, & Miller, fl. 1842

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Dorr RebellionRebellionGovernment and CivicsState ConstitutionElectionPoliticsSuffrage

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