Lisu ranee 22 5.00
Surplus Licome Account 28 5.70
STATEMENT OE CONDITION, DECEMBER 31, 1929
Grounds and Building $ 2 5,000.00
$5,000 New York Edison Co., 6>4s, 1941 $5,447.85
4,000 Cedars Rapids Mfg. & Power Co., 5s
195 3 3,228.88
3,000 Centra] Mfg. District 3,000.00
3,000 Cleveland Elec. Illuminating Co., 5s,
1,000 Commonwealth Edison Co., 5s, 1943 965.25
4,000 Government of Dominion of Canada,
5s, 1952 4,003.91
1,000 Western Electric Co., 5s, 1944 998.17
300 United Electric Rys. Co., Prior Lien,
4s, 1946 ' 231.27
4,000 61 Broadwav Bldg., 1st Mtge., 5>4s,
1950 .'. 4,000.00
4,000 Minnesota Power & Light Co., 1st
5s, 195 5 3,930.00
4,000 Monongahela \'allev Traction Co.,
lst^5s, 1942 ,' 3,685.00
2,000 Ohio Power Co., 1st & Ref. 5s, 1952 1,974.00
2,000 Narragansett Co., 5s, 1957 1,980.00
2,000 Shell Union Oil Corporation, 5s,
2,000 Koppers Gas & Coke Co., 5s, 1947 1,962.50
1,000 Indianapolis Power & Light, 1st 5s,
195 7 994.50
50 shs. New York Central Railroad Co. $3,355.22
111 shs. Pennsylvania Railroad Co. 6,934.97
30 shs. Lehigh Valley Railroad Co 2,112.50
7 shs. Lehigh Valley Coal Sales Co 235.39
40 shs. Milwaukee Elec. Rv. & Light Co.,
Pfd ' 3,900.00
64 shs. American Tel. & Tel. Co 7,046.23
300 shs. Providence Gas Co 5,005.68
15 shs. Providence National Bank } i^nn nn
30 shs. Merchants' National Bank Bldg. ( ' '
45 shs. Blackstone Canal National Bank 1,050.00
52 shs. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Ee Ry.
Co., Com 6,247.8 5
Cash on hand 4,487.77
TREASURER S REPORT
Equipment Fund ^ 2 5,OOO.Oa
Permanent Endowment Fund:
Samuel M. Noyes ;f 12, DIM). (10
Henry J. Stecre 10, (100. (10
James H. Bugbee 6,000.00
Charles H. Smith 5,000.00
Charles W. Parsons 4,000.00
William H. Potter 3,000.00
Esek A. Jillson 2,\)00.00
John Wilson Smith 1,000.00
William G. Weld 1,000.00
Charles C. Hoskins ] (joo qq
Charles H. Atwood
Robert P. Brown $ 2,000.00
Ira B. Peck
William Gammcll 1,000 00
Albert J. Jones l,'oOO.OO
^^^^^^m Ely , ,0(10.00
Julia Bullock 500.00
Charles H. Smith 100 00
^ T ., , â€” ' 6,600. 00>
George L. Shepley Fund 5,000.00
Life Membership 5^50 00-
Franklin Lyceum Memorial Fund '734 57
Book Fund ^ 1 "> 4- 1
Reserve Fund ; ' , ]oU.27
Revolving Publication Fund '5 8 5 6^
^"â– "Pj"^ ; irZIZZ 12,470'7i'
Surplus hicome Account ^3^3 83
64 RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNT FOR THE YEAR 1929
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry., rights $ 120.90
Pcnns\l\"ania Railroad, rights 5 1 .06
American Telephone & Telegraph Co., rights 243.20
Lehigh \'allcy Coal Sales Co., rights 6.46
Life Membership 50.00
Reserve Fund 83.25
Revolving Publication Fund 39 5.00
Balance January 1, 1929 2,924.07
Lidianapolis Power & Light, 1st, 5s, 1957 $ 994.50
Reserve Fund 4.50
Revolving Publication Fund 71 1.00
Balance December 31, 1929 2,163.94
G. A. Harrinc;ton, Treasurer.
rUl'. \K\\ KN(.1.\\1) l-l,A(, ()!â– 16SC)
From original painting in Lieutenant Graydon's manuscript ilag book
in the Pepvsian Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge.
By ifer'hil femthiioii . ^ff Pd^e 90
M Waikrman Sii<} I I, Pr(>\ii)1 \(i , Ruoni; Isi.xxn
The Identification of Ship Models
by Clarkson A. Collins, Jr. .
The Ancestry of John Greene of Warwick
by G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr.
by G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr.
The Grammar School in Brown Univer
by Robert Francis Seybolt .
Portrait of James Fenner .
Portrait of Mrs. Fenner
The Shipping Book of Arthur Fenner & Co. .
List of Members of the Rhode Island Historical
The New England Flag
by Howard M. Chapin
Bequest of F.mily J. Anthony
Cover and 90
Addison P. Munroe, President Gh.bkrt A. Harrington, Treasurer
Howard W. Preston, Secretary Howard M. Chapin, Librarian
The Society assumes no responsibility for the statements or the opinions
The Identification of Ship Models
Clarkson a. Collins, Jr.
The identification of sailor-made ship models often pre-
sents problems which are interesting to investigate but,
alas, sometimes difficult of solution. This is due to the
habit which such makers had of frequently giving a model
a name other than that of the vessel which it actually
Negative evidence regarding such models can usually be
obtained with a slight amount of research. That is, it is
easy to demonstrate the fact that the model does not rep-
resent such a vessel as the name on its stern would seem
to indicate. Positive evidence, however, proving that the
model depicts a certain vessel is frequently difficult, and
often impossible, to obtain.
A case in point is that of a beautiful niodel of the
famous clipper ship Hornet which I obtained on the Cape
some years ago. The maker of the model, a Capt. Doane,
had been first mate of the Hornet and was li\ing at the
66 RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
time I first saw the model, aIthoue;h nearly ninety veai-s
I asked him why, since the model was of the Hornet,
she bore on her stern the name "Bonna Dea." His reply
was that his two nieces were greatly interested in a beauti-
ful Egyptian Goddess and asked him to name the model
after her. The name of the Egyptian Goddess was "Bonna
It is obvious that in this case, lacking personal contact
with Capt. Doa:ne, it would have been impossible to iden-
tify the model.
Another instance is found in the model of the Ann and
Hope. This model for a century or more was berthed in
the old Brown and Ives building at 50 South Main Street.
Fairly authentic tradition placed the model as the Ann
and Hope â€” the first vessel of that name, not the second.
Tonnage, rig, number of guns, figurehead j all made the
identification practically positive. But on her stern the
model bears the inscription, Embargo of Providence. I
was not satisfied regarding the identity of the model until
exhaustive research among Historical Societv records
established the fact that no vessel named Embargo was
ever registered from the Port of Providence.
Conjecture regarding the naming of this model dis-
covers an explanation. The Ann and Hope was wrecked
on Block Island not long before the Embargo Act went
into effect. This act undoubtedly gave the sailor who
made the model ample opportunity for his work, and in a
spirit of irony he christened her "Embargo."
Our museums, at least such of them as boast niarine
collections, are so apt to be inaccurate in the descriptions
of their models that it is not surprising to find that in years
gone by the Historical Society accepted too confidently the
name on the fine old "74" which stands in the gallery, and
labeled her "The Frigate Washington."
As a matter of fact, she is not a frigate but a seventy-
four gun ship of the line. Furthermore, there has never
68 RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
been a vessel in the U. S. Navy, nor an American priva-
teer, which this model could represent, if we consider the
name on her stern.
It is true that there have been eleven Washingtons,
seven General Washingtons, and six Lady Washingtons
flying the American flag; all of them during the Revolu-
The largest of them, however, was the 32 gun ship
Washington which was purchased in Philadelphia in 1776,
never received her armament, and was burnt by the British
in Delaware Bay in 1778. The others were all smaller
vessels. Some were ship rigged but the majority were
brigs, cutters, or sloops.
There was a privateer. General Washington, of Provi-
dence, ship rigged, carrying 18 guns and 120 men, and
commanded by Silas Talbot. In the case of this vessel I
should say that if the armament of the model agreed with
that of the ship itself, the difi^erence between the names
would not be of great importance. But the difference
between 18 guns and 74 cannot be reconciled.
The probabilities are that the Historical Society model
represents one of the ten "74's'- laid down between 1815
and 1818. Only six of these vessels were completed.
These were the Franklin, Columbus, Ohio, North Caro-
lina, Delaware, and \'ermont.
Aside from our one famous, or rather infamous, 120
gun ship, the Vermont is as perfect an example as one
could hnd of what happens when politicians begin to play
with the Navy. This vessel, laid down in 1815, was not
launched until 1848; thirty-three years to complete a ship
which should have been off the ways in two years at the
most. During this period she was, of course, giving
employment, when needed, to loyal supporters of this,
that, and the other political party. What an ignoble fate
for one of the most noble creations of man! Let us hope
that the Historical Society model does not perpetuate the
THE IDKNTrFICATKlX OF SHIP MODKLS
MODEL OF SO-CAI.I,KO "WASHINGI'ON '
In the Society's Museum.
RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
MODEL OF SO-CALLED WASHINGTON
In tlu Society's Museut.
Ancestry of John Greene of Warwick
In the "Greenes of Rhode Island" compiled by Mrs.
Louise Brownell Clarke from the manuscripts of Major-
General George S. Greene, a pedigree is given that com-
mences with a certain Robert Greene who appears as of
Gillingham, in the county of Dorset, in the subsidy of
1543; and it is stated on page 38 that Robert Greene
owned and resided on his estate at Bowridge Hill in the
parish of Gillingham. This statenient has no record of
ANCE'^IRV OF JOHN (.REKNH OF WARWICK 71
evidence to support it, other than the mere fact that Robert
Greene was taxed in the subsidy of (jiUingham. On page
736 of the same \'o]ume under a heading entitled "Latest
Research in England" the compiler of the bot)k; states that
she doubts whether Peter Greene of Bowricige, the testa-
tor of 1583, anci the kni)wn brother of Richard Greene,
the ancestor of the Rhode Island famih', was the son of
Examination of the parish register of Gillingham ( it is
a \'ery large parish ) shows that the name Greene in the
sixteenth and earh^ seventeenth century was very widely
spread in the parish and there are a great many Greenes
whose relationship with each other cannot be proved.
Several \ears ago I was fortunate enough to secure copies
of the Gillingham Court Rolls preserved in the R\lands
Library at Manchester, which contain many entries relat-
ing to the Greenes of that parish. The earliest mention
being a "J. Greene" in the reign of Edward the Fourth.
The most important item in these records is one relating
to jurymen and shows that on the twentieth of December
in the twent\-hfth year of Henry the Eighth ( 1533-4),
"Willemus Grene de P(nvr\gge" was a juryman. "Pow-
rygge" is evidently Bowridge, the estate which is known.
to have belonged to that particular branch of the Gilling-
ham Greenes froni whom the Rhode Island family
descended. It seems, therefore, highly likely that Peter
Greene, the testator of 1583, and his brother Richard
Greene, who was the grandfather of John Greene of
Providence, were the children not of Robert Greene of the
1543 subsidy but of the abov^e Williani Greene, for we
hnd them owning and residing at Bowridge Hill where
William Greene was living in 1533-4. It would appear,
therefore, that the line of descent of the Rhode Island
family is not Robert,'" Richard,'"' Richard,'" John,'^'
but William,'" Richard,'"' Richard,' ' John.'"
G. Andrews Moriartv, Jr.
72 RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
By referring to Austin's "Genealogical Dictionary of
Rhode Island," it will be seen that a somewhat mysterious
person named Theophilus Whaley came to the South
County from Virginia and there has been much specula-
tion regarding him. Today in going over the records of
the county of Rappahannock, (extinct since 1692 when it
became Essex Co.) I found:
Transcript of Rappahannock records in Virginia State
Vol VI (81) Thomas Gouldman of Settingburne parish
in Rapp. Co. gent, and Richard Cawthorne of same,
planter, and Theophilus Whale and Daniel Swellivant
both of Farnham parish, Rapp. Co. division of a tract
owned by them and grant of 5()() acres from it to Caw-
thorne. 20 Aug. 1679.
Vol. VI ( 92 ) Thomas Ciouldman of Sittingburne par-
ish, Rapp. Co. to Theophilus Whale of Farnham, planter,
400 acres at Hodgkins Creek out of 674 acres that they
owned there. 7 Jan 1679 80.
Theophilus Whale conveys this right to William Seale.
8 Jan 1679 80.
Vol VI (103) Indenture 18 Feb 1679/80 Theophilus
Whale of Rapp. Co. planter, and Robert Beverley of
Middlesex, gent. Whale conveys all his lands in Rapp.
Co. Va. including the land where he now lives "or lately
lived" to Beverley and made his loving friend Mr.
Thomas George of Rapp. Co. his attorney to acknowledge
and confirm the same 18 Feb. 1679/80. Signed Theophi-
This last looks like a "selling out" before he went to
Rhode Island. I send you this as it locates Whalley in
Virginia before he came to Rhode Island and shows he was
not a "mysterious stranger," but a well known planter of
G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr.
The Grammar School at Brown University
Cotitributed by Robert Francis Sevboi.t
The following announcement, published in the Massa-
chusetts Gazette and Boston Ne'xs Letter^ July 30, 1772,
recalls an important, but little known adjunct of Brown
during the early years of her histor)':
Whereas several Gentlemen have requested me to take and educate
their Sons: This may inform them, as others disposed to put their Chil-
dren under my Care, that the Latin School is now removed, and set up
in the College Edifice; where proper Attendance shall be given, by a
Master duly qualified, and those found to be the most effectual Meth-
ods to obtain a competent Knowledge of Grammar, steadily pursued.
At the same Time spelling, reading, and speaking English with Propri-
ety will be particularly attended to. Any who choose their Sons should
board in Commons, may be accomodated at the same Rate with the
Students, Six Shillings per Week being the Price. And I Hatter m\self,
that such Attention will be paid their Learning and Morals, as will
entirelv satisf\- all who may send their Children. All Books for the
School, as well as the classical Authors read in College, may be had at
the lowest Rate of the Subscriber.
Providence, July 10, 1772. James Manning.
In establishing a grammar school at the college. President
Manning followed the practice of his Alma Mater,
RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PORTRAIT OF GOVERNOR JAMES FENNER, FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE RHODE
ISLAND HISTORICAI, SOCIETY, PAINTED BY FRANCIS ALEXANDER
Given to the Society by Mr. Henry D. Sharpe.
THE SIflPPlNC. HOOK OF ARIIILR FKNNER & CO.
PORTRAIT OF MRS. JAMES FENNKR, PAINTED BV FRANCIS AI.EXANOER
Giz-t>! to the Suc/!-/y h\ Mr. H.iiry D. Sliarpe
76 RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Shipping Book of
Arthur Fenner & Company.. 1742
The shipping book of Arthur Premier and Company of
Providence was recently given to the Society by Mrs.
Elizabeth Ladd McConnell. It throws light on the early
maritime commerce of Providence during a period in
which the source material is scanty. An abstract of these
Arthur Fenner and George Browne Esqr. & Company
and all of Providence in New England. Shipped on Ship
Providence, Captain Jonathan Sheldon, Master, bound
thirty Nine Horses, Eighty firkins of Butter, Sixty Six
Barrels of flower, four hundred and Sixteen Bushels of
Oats, Eighteen Shorts, fourteen thousand two hundred
and fifty Shingles, 4m Staves, Six Barrels Potatoes, Six
Barrels of Apples, 3900 Hoops; 84 Water Hhds, 4 Bar-
rels Pork, 28 Barrels of Beef, 10 m of Bricks; 800 . . of
Bread; 8500 feet of Boards, 8 hhds. Salt fish, 4 Barrel
Alewives, 1 ^^ Barrel Mackrel, 1 Firkin of Hogsfat and
one hhd of Corne. Dated in Providence aforesaid this
19th Day of October A:D: 1745.
Arthur Fenner and Company. Shipped on Ship Arthur,
Ebenezer Hill, Master, bound for Jamaica.
1 8 hhd. of Dry fish. Seven barrels of pork, forty Seven
bbrs of beef, thirty bbrs of flower, four bbrs of Pickel fish.
Six Cagg of tonngs, 2 firkin of hogs fatt. Seven bbrs of
sider, 450 bunches of onions, 1034 weight of Chees. Con-
signed to James Mitchell. Dated in Providence this 28th
Dav of Deer Ad 1 747.
THE SHIPPING BOOK OF ARTHUR FF.NNKR & CO. 77
Arthur Feniicr and Company. Shipped on Ship Prince
William, Jonathan Sheldon, Master, bound for Barbadoes.
29 hhd Dry hsh, 50 bbrs of Mackrell, 59 bbrs of Beef,
9 bbrs of Pt)rk;, 10 bbrs of flower, 5 bbrs firkin of Tallow,
4 bbrs of oyle, 32 thousand of Lumber, 19 Horses, 11
hogs, 9 Cask of Bread, thirty four hhd of Tobacco, 44 new
water hhcis, three HHd of Indian Corn, 199 bushel! of
Dated in Pro\-idence Decbr 1 0th A D I 748
Arthur Fenner and Conipany. Shipped on Snoe Dolphin,
Thomas Manchester, Master, bound for Jamaica,
Arthur Fenner and Company. Shipped on Ship Arthur,
Joseph Cozzens, Master, bound for Jamacia.
Thirteen Horses, 20 hhds of Dry fish, 40 brs of Mackrell,
37 bbrs. of Beef, 7 bbrs of pork, Six firkins of butter, 8 bbrs
of Sider, 1 1 Desks, one book Cases, 5500 of hoops, 3100
Staves, 1239 foot of bords and Ninety one New hogs-
Dated in Providence Decbr 27th 1748.
Arthur Fenner and Company. Shipped on Sloop Defi-
ence. Captain Simeon Flunt, Master, bound for Boston.
4 â€” hogsheads and five Tierces of Sugar.
Arthur Fenner and Company merchants in providence.
Shipped on Brigg Prince Williani, Captain George Jack-
son, Master, bound for Surrinam.
25238 Feet of Boards 4900 of Hoops 5600^4 of Staves
13600 Shingles 12000 Bricks, 80 Barrells of Flower, 55
Barrells of Beefe, 6 Barrells Pork, 1000 of Bread, }6
hogsheads and one Tierce Tobacko, 6 hogsheads Dry Fish,
8 barll oyle, 8 firkins Butter, i hhd Rum, 800 Bunches
onyons 115 Bushll Corn, 50 Bushll oats, 27 Horses, 31
Sheep, 9 Shoats, 62 w^ater hogsheads.
Dated in Providence this 19th Day of august A D 1749.
yS " RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Arthur Fenner &c company merchts. Shipped on Snoe
providence, Captain George Jackson, Master, bound for
20 Thousand hoops, 14 thousand Boards, 6 thousand
Staves, 30 Barrells Beefe, 4 Barrells of Oyle, Six Barrells
of poark, 20 Barrells of Flower, 11400 Bricks, 37 Casks
of Tobacco, 21 Shoats, 100 Bushell of Corn, 70 Bushell
of Oats, 17 horses, 38 water casks, 20 hogsheads of Fish,
4 Tierces Bread.
Dated in providence the 24 Day of November 1750
Arthur Fenner & Companey merchants. Shipped on
Snoe Dolphin, Captain George Jackson, Master, bound
To 4800 Staves/, 350034 of Hoopes/ 11500 Brickes/
12259 board. To 37 Barrels Flower to 17 Barrels beaf
To 4 Detto of Poark To 9 Horses To 9c:3q:81 1 of bread
To 1 1537 of Tobacco to 3 Bushell Pease To 101 Bushell
of oates to 30 watter Cask To Hogci West India runi and
one Thousand Dollars
Dated in Providence the 22th Day of Apriel 1751
Arthur Fenner and compa owners of the Snow Dolphin.
Shipped on Ship Dolphin, Captain George Jackson, Mas-
ter, bound for Barbadoes.
thirteen Horses, 1 1506 feet Boards, 5300 Hoops, three
thousand Nine Hundred and ^S of Staves, 1 Barrel 1 Tal-
low, 3 bbs. Turpentine, 1 bb. Tarr, 25 half Barrells Pork,
28 bbs. beeff 5 bbs pork 32 water Casks 8 Casks bread,
140 Bushells Oats, 2 Casks peasâ€” 1 Barrell Oyl
Dated in providence April 13th 1752.
Arthur Fenner Esqr and Company all of Providence in
the County of Providence in New England Merchants â€”
Shipped on Ship Arthur, Joseph Arnold, Master, bound
Thirty Eight Thousand Eight hundred and Twenty
Hoops, Four thousand three hundred and fifty of Hogs-
THE SHIPPING BOOK OF ARIHUR FENNER & CO. 79
head Staves, Ele\'en thousand Bricks, Eleven Water
Hogsheads, one Desk, Nine hundred feet of Pine Boards,
Eighteen Barrels of Beef, four Barrel 1 of Pork and Ten
Barrels of P'lowers.
Consigned to Mr. James Fenner of Proxidence Merchant.
Dated in Providence this hfth Day of February Anno
Arthur Fenner anci Company Shipped on Ship Dolphin,
Thomas Manchester, Master, bound for Surrinam.
8 m 9()()^> Brickes 10 m 640 feet Boards 5 m 150
Staves 4 m 780 Hoops 2 feet of heading 24 Barll Flower
51 Brll Beaf 24 Mogsh Tobacco, 9 Tearces Do 65 Firkins
butter 2 hhds rum 1 Firkin Tallow 1 Box Candles 1 Brll
Peas 8 Barll Bread 13 Boxes of pama sitty* Candles
yj Barll rum 2 Barll pork 14 Horses 194 Bushell oats,
one Thousanci shingles 1500 roope onyons 36 water hhcis.
Dated in Providence September 3d 1753
Mr. Arthur Fenner & Company. Shipped on Brigan-
tine Providence, Captain William Tillinghast, Master,
bound for Surriname
48 hhs three Teares and 1 bbs of tobacco 64 firkins of
butter 60 bbs of flower 2 1 bbs of Pickled fish 2 1 bbs of
Salt 12 bbs & half beef 2 bbrs of Pork 5 boxes of Candels
1 Bbs of Mackrells 1 7307 Shingles 5144 hhd Staves 3840
Hoops 11 bbs of bread and thirty four horses j and goes
consignd seven eight parts to y sd Master and other eight
part to Thomas Fenner a Passenger on bcxird said brigan-
Dated in Providence in New England this 27th Day
of July A D 1743
Messrs: Arthur Fenner, Joseph Sheldon, Charles Til-
linghast & William Tillinghast of Providence in New
England. Shipped on Ship Providence, Captain William
Tillinghast, Master, bound for Barbacioes,
8o RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Nineteen Horses; 7406 Hhd Hoops; 17930 Hhd
Staves; 1355 Shingles; thirty one Quintals of Salt fish;
1 8 Barrells of Alewives two Barrells of Tallow, and three
Twenty Seven Caggs of oyster
Dated in Providence in New England this 8th Day of
January Anno Domini 1 742/3.
Arthur Fenner & Company. Shipped on Snow Dolphin,
Captain Joseph Owens, Master, bound for Antigua.
Thirty Eight Barrels Mackrel Nine Casks Rice Eleven
Bar Beef Two Barrels Poork Seven Thousand Seven hun-
dred Shingles Four Thousand three hundred & Fortv one
Staves Eight Boxes Spermicity Candles Forty one Thou-
sand nine hundred & forty hoops
Dated in Providence May 8, 1756.
The eleven desks and 1 book case mentioned in 1 748
and the one desk in 1 749 are unusual exports from Rhode
Island. Were these desks by any chance some of the
famous block front desks made by Goddard* at Newport?
Three new biographies of Anne Hutchinson have been
published this year. One was mentioned in our last issue.
The others are An Ameyican Je2:ehel, The Life of Anne
Hutchinson by Helen Augur, a book of 320 pages pub-
lished by Brentano; and Anne Hutchinson by Edith Cur-
tis, 122 pages, published by Washburn and Thomas.
Lettres d\ixel de Fersen, published in Paris in 1929,
is of considerable local interest, for fourteen of the let-
ters, dated from Aug. 5, 1780, to Aug. 17, 1781, and
comprising 50 printed pages, were written at Newport,
*See article on Goddard in The Antiquarian, February, 1927.
NOTES 8 1
The Old Stone Bcuik History of Rhode Island is a book
of 119 pages, which is a reprint in book form of the series
of historical leaflets that have been issued in connection
with the bank's radio talks.
Mr. Henry D, Sharpe has recently presented to the
Society four chairs that formerly belonged to Governor
James Fenner, the first President of the Society.
A copy of the first issue of the J ircenile Gazette^ which
was published in November, 1819, has been given to the
Society by Sylvester M. Snow.
The Coggeshalls in America^ a genealogy of the descend-
ants of John Coggeshall of Newport, by Charles Pierce
Coggeshall and Thellwell Russell Coggeshall (Boston
1 930 ) is a book of 395 pages.
7"/?^? Star of La Roc h ell e, being the true story of the
Life of EstJier Leroy^ wife of Gabriel Bernon^ 1 652-17 10,