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    [Henry Ward] Rhode Island Revolutionary War Broadside. One page, one sided, 8.75" x 13.75", Providence Plantations, July 2, 1780. With the publication and distribution of this broadside, the General Assembly of the state of Rhode Island notified its citizens of "An Act for proportioning, upon the several Towns within this State, the monthly Supplies to be raised for the Support of the Army." The notice goes on to document the minimum amount of supplies to be raised by each municipality. It states, in part: "Be it therefore Enacted by the General Assembly . . . that the following Towns . . . shall monthly supply the Commissary-General of Purchases of the State with the Quantity of Seventy-one Thousand Six Hundred and Seventy-five Pounds Weight of good merchantable Beef, and Two Thousand Two Hundred and Eighty-five Bushels of good merchantable Indian Corn, Rye, Oats, or Barley, for and during the Months of July, August, September, and October." The notice then details the various fines and/or punishments to be meted out should one of the towns mentioned fail to raise the required supplies. Document is signed in print by Henry Ward, as Rhode Island Secretary of State. Moderate age toning, with a few small chips along the edges. Lengthy docketing on verso. Generally fine and perfect for prominent display!

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