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Rhode Island History Journal, Vol. 25, July 1966

In this issue:

HMS Gaspee–The Court Martial by Samuel W Bryant HMS Gaspee Lt. William Dudingston Nathanael Greene and Company

Bad Luck in the China Trade by Jaques M Downs ocean commerce China trade Peter Wanton Snow Edward Carrington War of 1812 U.S. Consul in Canton opium trade

The Parentage of William Billings, Early Pewterer of Providence, R.I. by Charles M Farnham William Billings, Jr. Alpheus Billings

Olney Winsor’s ‘Memorandum’ of the Great Hurricane of September 23, 1815 by William G McLoughlin Olney Winsor Great Gale of 1815 hurricanes Baptist Meeting House

Peter Edes’s Report on the Proceedings of the Rhode Island General Assembly, 1787-1790 by Irwin H Polishook Articles of Confederation Constitutional Convention Shay‚Äôs Rebellion paper money Revolutionary War debt representation in the General Assembly Newport‚Äôs city charter General Assembly treatment of invalids Trevett v. Weeden (1786)

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