Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Thomas W. Dorr” in chapter 62 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:
...controversy arose in Rhode Island between the existing charter Government and one alleged by its supporters to have been legally substituted in its place.
This last, through its professed Governor, Thomas W. Dorr , prepared to support itself by force of arms, and many citizens assembled in arms for the purpose.
The charter Government thereupon passed an act declaring the State under martial law, and at the ...
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