On April 18, 1842 the suffrage party held an extra-legal election to select state officers under the People's government. Two days later the Charter government of Rhode Island elected statewide officers as well. With two rival governments in place the road to rebellion had begun. The ballot shown here was for the election of Thomas Dorr as governor as well as other officers under the People's government. Broadside RB1056 1842, Sidney S. Rider Collection, John Hay Library, Brown University.