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|State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations|
United States of America
May 29, 1790 (13th)
Rhode Island, officially known as the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state located in the northeastern section of the United States, bordered by Connecticut and Massachusetts. It was one of the thirteen colonies that claimed independence from Great Britain during the American Revolutionary War.
Rhode Island was the location of Fort Wolcott, which many of the British soldiers stationed there considered a meaningless outpost. In 1773, the Assassin Ratonhnhaké:ton sailed there to find a piece of the map to William Kidd's treasure, and ordered the Aquila to bombard the fort to cover his escape.
Before the Revolution broke out, the Colonial Assassins aided James Mitchell Varnum, giving him the knowledge and training he needed to form a rebel militia. The Assassins continued to aid the Varnum's Regiment as war broke out.
In 1778, the Continental Army lost the Battle of Rhode Island after the French Navy was forced to pull out. General John Sullivan wrote a strongly worded letter, and the Assassins persuaded Admiral d'Estaing to ignore Sullivan's comments, preventing the Franco-American Alliance from falling apart.
Despite the British occupation of Newport, the civilians there were very much united in seceding from the Crown. The Assassins came to the city to receive a secret shipment of gunpowder. They also came to Providence to eliminate a Templar hideout near the city's coast.