A Century of Lotteries in Rhode Island 1744-1844

By: Stiness, John H.

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Green cloth on boards. The Providence Journal Library in gilt on cover. Rebound 1948. A record of lotteries in the hundred-year period specified, beginning with building a bridge over the Woboset River at Providence in November, 1744. Lotteries were used by every religious denomination except the Quakers to build churches or steeples. One man in debtor's prison used this principle to re-establish himself. Schools, libraries, and organizations such as the Masons raised funds by lottery, while even the legislatures found lotteries more productive than taxation. 123 pp.

Title: A Century of Lotteries in Rhode Island 1744-1844

Author Name: Stiness, John H.

Illustrator: Facsimile Tickets/Documents

Categories: Social History, Economics,

Edition: Limited to 250 Copies

Publisher: Providence, R.I., Sidney S. Rider: 1896

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 011741

Keywords: R.I. Historical Tracts, 2nd Series, No. 3