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Proposed constitution of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, as finally adopted by the People's Convention, assembled at Providence on the 18th day of November, 1841 [drop title]
Providence: Office of the New Age, 1841. First edition, 8vo, pp. 16; later marbled boards, spine perished, title page a little soiled. There is also another 8-page edition printed in 1841 printed in double column. Referred to as the "People's Constitution," and essentially the document which started the Dorr Rebellion. Signed in the text by Joseph Joslin, president of the convention; and Wager Weeden and Samuel H. Wales, vice presidents. "Dorr would become the principal draftsman of the People's Constitution and the head of the extralegal government created pursuant to that liberal document (Conley)." Conley, Democracy in Decline, pp. 305, 310, 314. American Imprints 4473; Sabin 70620; not found in Bartlett. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books [United States]

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