At the General Assembly of the governor and Company of the English colony of Rhode Island, and Providence-Plantations ... at Providence ... on the first Monday in December ... Whereas the Hon. Stephen Hopkins, Esq; and the Hon. Samuel Ward, Esq; delegates for this colony, in the Continental Congress, held ... on the fifth day of September, A.D. 1774, this day made report of the proceedings ... It is voted and resolved, that the same be, and hereby is, accepted and approved. .. by Rhode Island. General Assembly.