A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections at the RIHS

Tag Archives: Gaspee

Rogue Island

Smuggling in Colonial Rhode Island and the Gaspee Affair On June 9, 1772 the British customs schooner Gaspee ran aground in Narragansett Bay while pursuing a Rhode Island sloop suspected … Continue reading

1 February 2019 · 2 Comments

Happy Rhody Independence Day!

! Happy Independence Day Rhode Island! Two full months before the Continental Congress in Philadelphia declared independence from Great Britain, the General Assembly of Rhode Island passed and printed an … Continue reading

4 May 2011 · 1 Comment

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