mes Office.Assumes office.
Thomas Chittenden1777Ryland Fletcher1856
Moses Robinson1789Hiland Hall1858
Thomas Chittenden1790Erastus Fairbanks1860
Paul Brigham1797Frederick Holbrook1861
Isaac Tichenor1797J. Gregory Smith1863
Israel Smith1807Paul Dlllingham1865
Isaac Tichenor1808John B. Page1867
Jonas Galusha1809Peter T. Washburn1869
Martin Chittenden1813G. W. Hendee1870
Jonas Galusha1815John W. Stewart1870
Richard Skinner1820Julius Converse1872
C. P. Van Ness1823Asahel Peck1874
Ezra Butler1826Horace Fairbanks1876
Samuel C. Crafts1828Redfield Proctor1878
William A. Palmer1831Roswell Farnham1880
S. H. Jenison1835John L. Barstow1882
Charles Paine1841Samuel E. Pingree1884
John Mattocks1843Ebenezer J. Ormsbee1886
William Slade1844William P. Dillingham1888
Horace Eaton1846Carroll S. Page1890
Carlos Coolidge1848Levi K. Fuller1892
Charles K. Williams1850Urban A. Woodbury1894
Erastus Fairbanks1852Josiah Grout1896
John S. Robinson1853Edward C. Smith1898
ess that the Union is dissolved and that the laws are standing still.
Confederates destroying bridges near Baltimore.
Pennsylvania sent the first troops to the capital for its defence.
Massachusetts was equally ready and determined, and some of her troops reached the capital on the day after the arrival of the Pennsylvanians.
Some troops were sent by Massachusetts (April 17, 1861) to Fortress Monroe, in Virginia, then in imminent danger of seizure; and thirteen companies, under General Butler, started for the city of Washington. Rhode Island, through which these troops passed, was in a blaze of excitement.
Governor Sprague had promptly tendered to the government the services of 1,000 infantry and a battalion of artillery; and the legislature, assembling on April 17, promptly provided for the State's quota and appropriated $500,000 for war purposes.
The banks offered adequate loans to the State; and within a few days Rhode Island troops were on their way towards Washington—C