The Constitution of the state of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations, as adopted by the convention, assembled at Newport, September, 1842. Fenner Constitutional Convention, president, James, vice-president Henry Y. Cranston, Thomas A. Jenckes, secretaries Henry Bowen.

The Constitution of the state of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations, as adopted by the convention, assembled at Newport, September, 1842

Providence: Knowles & Vose, 1842. 8vo, pp. 24; removed from binding, wrappers wanting, lightly toned, last 2 leaves miscreased; all else very good. The first legally binding Rhode Island constitution, adopted overwhelmingly via referendum in November of 1842 (although with a low voter turnout). It was created in response to the Dorrite "People's Constitution, following the failure of an earlier draft. Not in American Imprints or Bartlett; Sabin 70572. Item #60683

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