Excerpt from Revolutionary Defences in Rhode Island: An Historical Account of the Fortifications and Beacons Erected During the American Revolution, With Muster Rolls of the Companies Stationed Along the Shores of Narragansett Bay
I take this opportunity of expressing my than... ks to my friend Norman M. Isham, Esquire, for his generous contribution to these pages, in making the drawings and the map of the State of Rhode Island, which form a part of the illustrations of this book.
I am also indebted to the Honorable Charles P. Bennett, Secretary of State, for the privilege of reproducing the map of the operations on Rhode Island, now in his custody, and to the Honorable George M. Carpenter, the Honorable Amos Perry, Librarian of the Rhode Island Historical Society, and to R. H. Tilley, Esquire, Libra rian of the Newport Historical Society, forthe opportunity of using valuable manu scripts, interesting relics, and for many other kindnesses. The full-page photographs, with one exception, the Butt's Hill fort, are the work of Samuel B. Burnham, Esquire.
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