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An historical inquiry concerning the attempt to raise a regiment of slaves by Rhode Island during the war of the revolution

Author: Sidney S Rider
Publisher: Providence : S.S. Rider, 1880.
Series: Rhode Island historical tracts, [1st ser.] no. 10; Library of American civilization, LAC 15886.
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: (DLC)rc 01002957
Named Person: Jeremiah Olney
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney S Rider
OCLC Number: 12174247
Notes: Memoir of Col. Sidney Jeremiah Olney: p. [vii]-xxii.
Master microform held by: LrI.
Reproduction Notes: Microfiche. Chicago, Ill. : Library Resources, 1970. 1 microfiche ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of American civilization ; LAC 15886).
Description: xxii pages, 1 leaf, 86 pages : illustrations ; 16 x 21 cm.
Series Title: Rhode Island historical tracts, [1st ser.] no. 10; Library of American civilization, LAC 15886.
Responsibility: by Sidney S. Rider ; with several tables prepared by Jermiah Olney, commandant.

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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.

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