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Collection Reference Number GLC01500
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1754-1764 
Title Command to raise troops from Rhode Island sent to the sheriff of Newport County
Date 10 March 1762
Author Hopkins, Stephen (1707-1785)  
Document Type Government document; Military document
Content Description 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.
Subjects Government and Civics  Military History  French and Indian War  Recruitment  Global History and Civics  
People Hopkins, Stephen (1707-1785)  Rogers, Josias (fl. 1762)  Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron (1717-1797)  
Place written Providence, Rhode Island
Theme French & Indian Wars; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Hopkins was a Rhode Island delegate to the Continental Congress 1774-1776 and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859