Dorr War Kidnapping Article – 1842

     The men mentioned in this article traveled through Smithfield as they made their way to Chepachet, and then again as the were brought to Woonsocket.  

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Jefferson Republican
June 29, 1842

Dorr War Poem – 1842

     This poem about the “Dorr War”, or “Dorr Rebellion”, appeared in the now defunct newspaper, The Guard, on September 13, 1842.  The Guard was published in Holly Springs, Mississippi.  The author was Jesse E. Dow, a poet and politician, who died in Washington, D. C. on October 23, 1850.   The poem is offered here as a little-known item relating to Rhode Island history.   

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