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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1754-1764
|Command to raise troops from Rhode Island sent to the sheriff of Newport County
|10 March 1762
|Hopkins, Stephen (1707-1785)
|Government document; Military document
|Informs that King George III has commanded troops be raised in the colonies. Indicates that Major General Jeffrey Amherst calls for 178 men to serve from Rhode Island. Orders the sheriff to give notice to the members of the general assembly in the county to meet at the courthouse in South Kingstown on 23 March about the matter. Note on verso dated 20 March 1762 and signed by Josias Rogers, Deputy Sheriff, certifies that he has informed the assembly members of the meeting.
|Government and Civics Military History French and Indian War Recruitment Global History and Civics
|Hopkins, Stephen (1707-1785) Rogers, Josias (fl. 1762) Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron (1717-1797)
|Providence, Rhode Island
|French & Indian Wars; Government & Politics
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Hopkins was a Rhode Island delegate to the Continental Congress 1774-1776 and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859