1875 Quartermaster General’s Report

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
1875 QUARTERMASTER GENERAL’S REPORT

The following is included in this report pertaining to the two Revolutionary War cannon owned by the Town of Warren:

“On the 21st of May last, the Gettysburg gun, a twelve-pounder United States brass fieldpiece, on carriage without limber, was received by the State, through Battery B, Rhode Island Light Artillery Association, with imposing ceremonies, and is now deposited in the State arsenal. There is in the custody of the Warren Artillery Company two elegant six (6) pounder field guns cast of bronze, or other mixed metals, highly ornamented, and with the date “Strasbourg, 1760,” cast upon the breech, which are said to be trophy guns of the “Burgoyne capture,” and if these are, it is hoped that when a State House affording sufficient room is erected, these, with the Gettysburg and Bull Run guns, will be placed in a suitable position therein.”

Reading the Declaration of Independence, an NPR tradition.

Hearing the Declaration of Independence read aloud is something that restores faith in the ideals and principles this country was founded upon. It also sheds light on the brilliance, foresight and integrity of our founding fathers. They were looking at the ‘long game’.

The Morning Edition started what has become a yearly tradition whereby people of the media read the Declaration of Independence. This one is from last year in case you miss this year’s due to a backyard barbecue or some such… Happy 4th everyone!