Rhode Island Politics and the American Revolution, 1760- 1776

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A
Adams, John, 170
Adams, Samuel, 170, 191
Adamses, the, 189
Admiralty, Lords of, 42, 43, 45, 160
Admiralty court ( Boston), 105
Admiralty court, register of, 145, 157, 177 Admiralty courts, 85, 145, 157; under Sugar Act, 41-45, 47; established in colonies ( 1696), 42; deprive John Robinson of share of seizure, 42; R.I. requests resident judge for, 42; encroached upon by colony courts, 42-43, 44, 92, 132; extension of jurisdiction under Sugar Act, 43-44, 71, 92, 161; hurt local interests, 3, 44, 92-93, 98, 161; stifle case of Wainscott and Nelly,45-46; objected to, 84, 91-93, 97-98, 115, 132-133; and Stamp Act, 91-93, 97-98, 102, 112; encroach upon local judicial system, 93, 98, 132; and Providence freemen, 97-98; to enforce Townshend duties, 131-133; judges, 132; violate equality between subjects, 132- 133, 206, note 13; see also Vice Admiralty Courts
Africa, 19, 38, 40, 167
Agent, in London, 110, 144, 153, 154
Agriculture, 50
Albany, 10
Albany Congress, 10, 49
"American Civil War," 181
Amherst, General Jeffrey, 75
Andrews, Judge John, 98, 132; appointed admiralty court judge, 42; thwarts customs officals in case of Wainscott and Nelly, 45-46; sues John Robinson, 46
Angell, Nathan, 210, note 6
Annapolis, Md., 117
Anti-slavery, 135
Antrobus, Capt. Charles, 37, 38, 39, 47
Army of Observation, General Assembly votes, 181, 182, 183, 217, note 34
Arnold, Josiah, 219, note 85
Arnold, Oliver, 120
Arnold, Stephen, 176, 177
Arts and Sciences, 124
Assistants, 3, 23, 26, 27, 119, 128, 181, 182, 191; number fixed by charter, 15, 60; distribution derived by custom, 15, 202, note 17; election of, 22, 55; turnover of, 55, 130, 140, 142, 151, 153; compensation, 65; and coalition ( 1768), 135, 136; debate independence, 192; see also Council
Association, Articles of, 171
Attorney General (English), 75
Attorney General, 49, 55, 96, 100, 101, 112, 118, 120, 135; election of, 22; General Assembly appoints special, 96
Auchmuty, Robert, 159, 160
B
Babcock, Hezekiah, 210, note 5
Baltimore, 145
Bannister, Mr., 25
Baptists, 6, 69, 148, 149
Barré, Isaac, 102, 124
Bay Colony, see Massachusetts
Beale, Richard, 177, 190
Beaver Tail lighthouse, 63
Becker, Carl, 1
Bermuda, 13
Bishop, 137
Block Island, 54, 150, 151, 176
Board of Trade, 33, 37, 72, 76
Boston, 19, 32, 35, 42, 46, 79, 102, 111, 115, 118, 124, 131, 132, 143, 158, 159, 160, 161, 171, 177, 178, 185, 187; Stamp Act riots in, 101, 102, 103; influence on Newport riots, 105; Sons of Liberty in, 121; and nonimportation, 143, 144, 145; R.I. aid to sufferers in, 168, 169, 170; Newport gives aid to, 169; Providence welcomes refugees from, 169; refugees from, settle in Providence, 169, 176
Boston Harbor, 167
Boston Port Bill, 167
Boston Tea Party, 166, 167
Bours, Samuel, 171, 217-218, note 34
Bowen, Ephraim, 210, note 6
Bowen Jabez, 114, 146
Bowler, Metcalf, speaker, House of Deputies, 54, 186; attends Stamp Act Congress, 114-115, 118; judge, 118; member, Sons of Liberty, 121; pre

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