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Inferior Court of Common Pleas (Newport County) records (RLC.Ms.038)

Redwood Library and Athenaeum

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Newport, RI 02840
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Scope & content

This collection consists of one sewn volume of court records from the Inferior Court of Common Pleas in Newport County from November 1754 through November 1756. The records show how the inhabitants of Newport County related to each other and how they settled disputes. Also included are 12 folded manuscript copies of court decisions and one folded receipt of Jahleel Brenton Esq. to Ebenezer Allen for mending a bridle and for a hunting saddle.