An Historical Sketch of Middletown, R.I.: Arnold, Samuel Greene.

An Historical Sketch of Middletown, R.I.

Arnold, Samuel Greene.

Editorial: Newport: John P. Sanborn & Co., 1876
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Centerbridge Books (Old Saybrook, CT, Estados Unidos de America)

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Tan printed wrappers bound into later red cloth. 8vo. 62pp. Duplicate copy from New York Public Library with small stamps on cover and 2 other pages. A history of this Rhode Island town from its incorporation in 1743 to 1876. There is much information on: Ann Hutchinson and the Antinomian crisis in New England; their move to Rhode Island in the 1600's; the Pocasset settlement; religious freedom in the Providence Plantations; George Berkeley and his time in Middletown; decriptions of early Newport; Newport divided into two towns; the importance of agriculture in the area; the 1740's incorporation of Middletown; the Sachuest Beach controversy and Easton's lands; early political struggles; the French and Indian War and Middletown volunteers; the small pox epidemics; the American Revolution and British occupation; problems with colonial currency; immigration to the town; local delegates to the Constitutional Convention; early buildings in the town; the War of 1812 and the Nimrod affair; state constitution efforts in the 1840's; the Civil War; rising population figures; and much more. An appendix contains a complete list of town officials from the 1700's on. This is a very good copy with some light foxing to the covers and the first few pages. The library stamps are not that obtrusive. The cloth covers are in fine condition and quite attractive. N° de ref. de la librería 2087

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Título: An Historical Sketch of Middletown, R.I.

Editorial: Newport: John P. Sanborn & Co.

Año de publicación: 1876

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Edición: 1st Edition

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