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An address to the people of Rhode-Island, delivered in Newport, on Wednesday, May 3, 1843, in presence of the General Assembly , on the occasion of the change in the civil government of Rhode-Island, by the adoption of the constitution, which superceded the charter of 1663

Providence: Knowles and Vose, 1843. First edition, 8vo, pp. 80; original printed front wrapper, rear wrapper wanting; some chipping, all else very good. This copy inscribed at the top of the front wrapper: "Massachusetts Historical Society, from the author." Professor of philosophy and rhetoric at Brown University, Goddard was a member of the state legislature and at one time a newspaper editor. The adoption of the "Freemen's" constitution, effectually ended the Dorr Rebellion. American Imprints 2120; Sabin 27647; Bartlett, p. 94: "This is a pamphlet of great historical value, on account of the numerous notes appended to it." Item #56173

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