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LAWS PERTAINING TO EDUCATION.

COMPILED BY

THOMAS B. STOCKWELL,

COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY
OF CALIFORNIA

PROVIDENCE, R. I.

E. L. FREEMAN & SONS, PRINTERS TO THE STATE.

1900.

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WE, the people of the State of Rhode Island and Provi- Preamble. dence Plantations, grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing upon our endeavors to secure and to transmit the same unimpaired to succeeding generations, do ordain and establish this constitution of government.

ARTICLE I.

Declaration of Certain Constitutional Rights and Principles.

In order effectually to secure the religious and political Declaration. freedom established by our venerated ancestors, and to pre

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