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Olney, Jeremiah 1749-1812

Works: 15 works in 32 publications in 2 languages and 370 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Composer, Editor, Other
Classifications: F76, 973.3445
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Most widely held works by Jeremiah Olney
Extract from the act of Congress, passed the 28th day of May, 1796, entitled "An act for the relief and protection of American seamen." by United States( )

4 editions published in 1796 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical inquiry concerning the attempt to raise a regiment of slaves by Rhode Island during the war of the revolution by Sidney S Rider( Book )

5 editions published between 1880 and 1973 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author shows that there was no regiment of slaves from Rhode Island, but that under a law in force February-June 1778 about 90 slaves were enlisted and freed, their masters being recompensed by the state. They were incorporated in the 1st Rhode Island continental line, and their conduct at the battle of Rhode Island and elsewhere is investigated. Olney, originally in the 2d Rhode Island regiment, became lieutenant colonel of the 1st, when the two were consolidated and commanded the regiment the closing years of the war
Letter, May 14, 1806 from Col. Jeremiah Olney, Providence, to Rufus Putnam, Marietta, relating to a deficiency of 450 acres in his two shares of Ohio Company purchase by Jeremiah Olney( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

by Jeremiah Olney( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence, military records, business papers, genealogical materials, estate papers, deeds and other property records, farm accounts, and other papers, relating to Olney's duties as an officer with 1st and 2nd Rhode Island Infantry regiments during the American Revolution, military supplies and stores, his activities as founding member of Rhode Island Society of the Cincinnati, veterans' pensions, his management of farms in Rehoboth, Mass., and Tiverton, R.I., a fountain north of Providence from which he sold water, shares in turnpikes and canals, and business investments such as local shipping and cotton mills
Document by Providence (R.I.)( )

1 edition published in 1807 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Certifies that seaman Jacob Dresser is an American citizen
Letters and documents by Col. Jeremiah Olney and other Rhode Island soldiers in the American Revolution by Jeremiah Olney( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

United States Custom House (Providence, R.I.) records by R.I.) United States Custom House (Providence( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Deeds and court records of Thompson, Connecticut by Thompson (Conn.)( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Court records for Thompson, Connecticut, consist of writs, summons and subpoenas, as well as complaints for such crimes as assault, theft, unpaid debts and neglect of a family, and an undated form for writing a letter of complaint. Many of the documents are signed by Jeremiah Olney, Justice of the Peace. The deeds are for land in Thompson, but also include an agreement to raise the height of a dam, and a lease. Again, Jeremiah Olney's name appears frequently. There are also two letters between Thomas E. Graves and John O. Fox about a specific case, several accounts that may be related to complaints or summons in the collection, and two tax related documents, one a report from Olney as a collector for the federal government
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Alternative Names
Jeremiah Olney Continental Army officer

English (29)

French (1)