Date of Original Version
The convention staff has here prepared an annotated version of the new Constitution which compares the new document with the 1843 Constitution, noting the similarities and differences and providing some commentary on those sections that have been added or altered. It is my hope that public officials and private citizens of the state will find it a useful guide and companion to the 1986 Constitution
"Annotated Constitution of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations" (1988). Library Archive. Paper 26.