Regiment was raised in Newport and Bristol Counties in May 1775. In June marched to Jamaica Plains, where it was made a part of Nathanael Greene's brigade and was taken into Congressional service and pay. Originally contained seven musket companies plus regimental commander and staff, upped to nine musket companies in late June. Each company authorized sixty officers and men. Total for the regiment 550. Men had enlisted to serve until 31 December at which time the unit disbanded, although many officers and men volunteered for the new 9th and 11th Continentals.
Siege of Boston, July - December 1775
Walker, Anthony. So Few The Brave (Rhode Island Continentals 1775-1783). Newport, Rhode Island: Seafield Press, 1981.