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PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES AND TERRITORIES
#10 - RHODE ISLAND

Size: 3" x 5"
Copyrighted: 1892
Lithographer: Donaldson Bros.

Rhode Island - Stone Mill, Newport; Roger Williams

Reverse - Text
Left section: GRIND YOUR COFFEE AT HOME
Right section:
RHODE ISLAND.
THE best informed students of the subject believe that the Norsemen landed in Rhode Island, and that the mysterious stone tower at Newport was built by the Norwegian colonists. It was there when the English settlers came, and the Indians had no knowledge of its origin.
Roger Williams was the founder of Rhode Island. He emigrated to Salem in 1631, and suffered banishment thrice for "his new and dangerous opinions against the authority of magistrates." The island of Aquidneck was settled by exiles from Massachusetts, at Portsmouth, in 1638, Newport in 1639, and in 1642 Samual Gorton went into the wilderness and founded Shawomet (Warwick).
The colonists sent Roger Williams as an ambassador to England, where he partly supported himself by reading to John Milton, and finally secured a wise colonial charter from the Earl of Warwick.
When the American Revolution broke out, Rhode Island took up arms with patriotic enthusiasm, and this little commonwealth had at one time more than 3,000 disciplined troops in the Continental line.
Rhode Island finds its main feature in Narragansett Bay, a beautiful and navigable arm of the sea, thirty miles long, and branching into ten harbors, along which, with its bold bluffs and headlands, islands, coves and beaches, there are many famous summer resorts.
ILLUSTRATIONS.
Stone Mill at Newport; Roger Williams settling Rhode
Island, 1636.