Stephen Hopkins House - Credits and Research Sources

Written by Peter Fay, 2017

Research Sources

  1. William E. Foster, Stephen Hopkins: A Rhode Island Statesman. A Study in the Political History of the Eighteenth Century, Vol 1 (Providence:Sidney S. Rider, 1884), 27-31; Gordon S. Wood, The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1764-1772 (New York:Library of America, 2015), 121.
  2. Howard M. Chapin, Rhode Island privateers in King George’s war, 1739-1748 (Providence:Rhode Island Historical Society, 1886), 176-185
  3. Chapin, 1886, 184; David Eltis, Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Databasehttp://slavevoyages.org/voyages/knzP52t9 (accessed 10/11/2017)
  4. Chapin, 1886, 183.
  5. Lord Loudon to Holdernesse, 16 Aug. 1757, PRO, CO 5/46, ff. 288-9.
  6. Howard M. Chapin, A List of Rhode Island Soldiers in the Old French & Indian War 1755-1762 (Providence:Rhode Island Historical Society, 1898), 16.
  7. John Russell Bartlett, Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Vol. VI (Providence:Knowles, Anthony & Co, 1861), 264.
  8. Charles Rappleye, Sons of Providence: The Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade, and the American Revolution (New York:Simon & Shuster, 2006), 38.
  9. John Greenwood, “Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam”, Saint Louis Art Museum, Museum Purchase 256:1948; Robert W. Kenny, “Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam”, Rhode Island History, 36:4 (November 1977), pp 107-117.
  10. Stephen Hopkins, The Rights of the Colonies Examined, 1766. The Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs at Ashland University. http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?document=2428, accessed 10/06/2017
  11. Bamberg, Cherry Fletcher; Hopkins, Donald R., “The Slaves of Gov. Stephen Hopkins”, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 33 (January 2012): 11–27. 
  12. “Four Years Prior to Signing the Declaration, R.I.’s Stephen Hopkins Declares His Slave’s Independence”, Seth Kaller, Inc., https://www.sethkaller.com/item/807-Four-Years-Prior-to-Signing-the-Declaration,-R.I.%E2%80%99s-Stephen-Hopkins-Declares-His-Slave%E2%80%99s-Independence, accessed 10/6/2017
  13. Chapin, 1898, 84.
  14. Charles Rappleye, Sons of Providence (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009), 142.
  15. Stephen Hopkins Will, 1781
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