With a Broadside Listing the Rules and Regulations of the Rhode Island House of Representatives [Rhode Island]. Public Laws of the State of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations Passed Since the Session of the Hon. General Assembly in January, A.D. 1798. Providence: Printed by Jones & Wheeler, 1810. 144 pp,  bound-in leaves, bound-in 10-1/2" x 8-1/4" broadside bound after rear free endpaper. At head of title: A Supplement to the Digest of the Laws.....1798. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary quarter sheep over plain paper boards, untrimmed edges. Moderate rubbing with some wear to spine ends and corners, faint early signatures and other marks to boards, hinges cracked. Light browning and foxing, faint dampstaining to head of text block near gutter, early owner signatures (Samuel Gibbs, William Brown) to front free endpaper, brief annotations (and doodles) to some of the leaves at the rear of the text, a few clean tears along folds of broadside. $750. * The bound-in leaves are from later volumes of session laws from 1811 to 1813. Many of these have an annotation reading "Sheriff, Kent" or "Sheriff, Kent County" and a date of 1812 or 1813. The broadside after the text is titled "Rules and Regulations, To be Observed in the House of Representatives of the State of Rhode-Island and Providence-Plantations." A well-respected citizen of Kent County, Gibbs [1777-1868] was a farmer, militia officer, sheriff, justice of the peace and judge. We were not able to trace the identity of William Brown. Arnold, James N., Editor, The Narragansett Historical Register Vol. IX, No. 2 (1891):174-175. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 457-458.
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