Mar. 11, 1762

Verdict issued by Rhode Island Superior Court [United States]: “Inasmuch as the said Aaron Lopez hath declared himself by religion a Jew, this Assembly doth not admit himself nor any other of that religion to the full freedom of this Colony. So that the said Aaron Lopez nor any other of said religion is not liable to be chosen into any office in this colony nor allowed to give vote as a free man in choosing others…”
“Aaron Lopez’s Struggle for Citizenship.” No author, Accessed online article 10/23/2011