Historical Sketch of the Redwood Library and Athenæum: In Newport, Rhode Island (Classic Reprint)

byDavid King

Paperback | January 18, 2019

Historical Sketch of the Redwood Library and Athenæum: In Newport, Rhode Island (Classic Reprint) by David King
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During the period of the Revolutionary War, the town of Newport greatly declined in all the circumstances that unite to form the strength and prosperity of communities. Dependent for its resources on its maritime commerce, it was one of the first towns in America to suffer from the rigorous enforcement of the Navigation Law which preluded the Revolution. During the Revolution, alternately garrisoned by British and American forces, it experienced most of the evils incident to a place in a state of siege. Some of its leading merchants were at variance with the mass of the people in their views of the great contest going on. It suffered from divided feelings and opinions, - the loyalty of Opulent merchants to the mother-country, and the strong attach ment of its people to the great cause of American liberty. Its com merce retreated from the dangers of military incursions, and its population diminished under the oppression of martial law. The Red wood-library Institution felt the depressing influence of the common misfortunes.

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Title:Historical Sketch of the Redwood Library and Athenæum: In Newport, Rhode Island (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.11 inPublished:January 18, 2019Publisher:1KG LimitedLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781332047772

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