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FDITor of THE NARRAGANs ETT HISTORICAL REGISTER, COMPILER •

VITAL RECORDS OF RHoDE ISLAND, ETC.

PROVIDENCE, R. I.:

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NARRAGANSETT HISTORICAL PUBLISHING CoMPANY.
1894.

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Copyrighted in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at
Washington, D. C.

WORKS BY JAMES N. ARNOLD. .

Narragansett Historical Register, 8 Vols., 1882 to 1891.
Aylesworth Genealogy. -
Church Genealogy.

Vital Record of Rhode Island 6 Wols., viz:
Vol. I, Kent Co.
Wol. II, III, Providence Co.
Vol. IV, Newport Co.
Vol. W, Washington Co.
Wol. WI, Bristol Co. -
The Supplement now in course of preparation

Rhode Island Colonial Gleanings.
Vol. I, The Fones Record.

Other volumes in preparation.

Also in Course of Preparation and will be published when patronage will warrant. A Visitation to the Cemeteries and Burial grounds of Rhode Island.

This will be the authors greatest and most unique work.

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Introductory Note.

The importance of the “Fones Records” require that they should be annotated, but the peculiar situation and condition of our State Records are such that the proper care and attention they deserve cannot now be given them. In order there fore that this record may have the attention it deserves, the compiler publishes them in their present form and intends to publish some time, in the future notes explanatory, historical and critical illustrating the matter here treated. He wishes therefore that all readers who have anything that will aid him or any suggestions or can refer him to any authorities that will be of service to him, to do so. The Narragansett History is of great interest to New England and it is the sincere wish of the compiler that all evidence bearing on the subject may come before him that he may be enabled to present in this work, this historical gem Rhode Island is so justly entitled too.

Introduction.

THE FONES RECORDS beyond all doubt, are the most historic Land Evidence compilation extant to day in New England. The fate of our state at one time depended upon the success or failure of the scheme recorded in this work. Samuel Cranston successfully overthrew the whole matter and to reward him the People of the State elected and reelected him Governor until his death he serving them in this office near thirty years. If political fortunes were made;

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