The Battle of Rhode Island Association

Rhode Island Society of the Cincinnati

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The Institution of the Society of the Cincinnati, adopted at the founding meeting on May 13, 1783, remains the principle guiding document of the organization to the present day. The first official copy, known as the original Institution, was inscribed on a large, irregularly shaped sheet of parchment and signed by George Washington and thirty-five other officers of the Continental Army.