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History Bytes: The Rochambeau Spoon

During the Comte de Rochambeau’s visit to Providence in 1780, he was the guest of Deputy Governor and Mrs. Jabez Bowen. As a token of appreciation, Rochambeau gave them a sterling silver stuffing spoon, engraved with the Rochambeau coat of arms. The spoon was later donated to the Newport

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History Bytes: President James Monroe’s Visit to Newport

Two hundred years ago today, on June 28 1817, Newport hosted a visit by President James Monroe as he travelled through New England. The president arrived from Stonington, Connecticut on the famed U.S. Revenue Cutter VIGILANT accompanied by Capt. John Cahoone, Oliver Hazard Perry (most noted for his heroic role

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Found: Colonel Edward Cole’s Account of the Battle of Lake George

A letter dated September 16, 1755 detailing Colonel Edward Cole’s account of the Battle of Lake George, part of a campaign by the British to expel the French from North America in the French and Indian War. The battle was fought on September 8, 1755 between French and Indian

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