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During the first half of the 19th century, Newport fostered the political ambitions of Thomas Wilson Dorr, who sought to implement a “People’s “Constitution” in Rhode Island to replace the original colonial Charter. In 1844, Dorr found himself on trial for treason in Newport’s Colony House. This historical event is the subject of the first article in this issue of the journal by Erik J. Chaput and Russell J. DeSimone. During the last half of the nineteenth century, the Auchincloss family was part of the so-called New York invasion that spurred the dramatic economic and social development of Newport as a leading American resort. The story of this family’s residency on Aquidneck Island over several generations is the subject of an article compiled by Richard J. Lundgren