AN ACT TO SECURE AND APPROPRIATE TO THE TOURO JEWISH SYNAGOGUE FUND [IN] PUBLIC LAWS OF THE STATE OF RHODE-ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS, AS REVISED BY A COMMITTEE, AND FINALLY ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT THE SESSION IN JANUARY, 1844. TO WHICH TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED, THE CHARTER OF CHARLES II., DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, RESOLUTION OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO SUPPORT THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, RESOLUTION OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO SUPPORT THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION
Providence, Knowles & Lose, 1844. Item #37425
, CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION ON THE ADOPTION OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES BY RHODE-ISLAND, PRESIDENT WASHINGTON'S ADDRESS OF SEPTEMBER, 1796, AND CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF RHODE-ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS.1st Edition. Original Tan Boards. 8vo. [viii], 594 pages; 24 cm. Includes: "An Act to Secure and Appropriate the Touro Jewish Synagogue Fund (pp. 476-78) . ” By the first quarter of the 19th century the synagogue of Newport Rhode Island (established in 1763) was used infrequently as the community there had dwindled. It was Abraham Touro's bequest to the legislature of the state for "supporting the Jewish Synagogue in the State" that spurred the town to safeguard this architectural jewel. Endowing the building, even when it was not in use, protected it. It would come into regular use again when Eastern European immigrants reconstituted the Newport Jewish community. Also includes Washington’s address as indicated in title. SUBJECT(S) : Law -- Rhode Island. OCLC lists 29 copies worldwide. Lacks backstrip and front board, some markings but overall inside pages are in about very good condition. (AMR-48-47).