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1671-, North Carolina, Grand Council/Senate Journals
1671- Journals of the Grand Council/Senate of the Province/Colony/State of North Carolina, with various titles and private and state printers. Many
of the early journals are available only in manuscript format or in edited reprints. The earliest extant journal appears to be that for the Grand
Council covering August 25, 1671 to June 24, 1680. North Carolina bears the distinction of having hosted the first English colony in America, the famous
“Lost Colony” of Roanoke. This was established in 1585, and then, after quick abandonment, reestablished in 1587. Neither establishment “took.” For the
next eight decades the mostly uninhabited area now comprising North Carolina, was nominally part of and administered by the Colony of Virginia. In
1663 Charles I of England granted a Charter for the Province of Carolina, named after the Latin Carolus for himself, to a group of eight “Lords
Proprietors.” This group of nobles had helped restore him to the throne in 1660. Initially the Carolina territory nominally comprised an area now occupied
by the modern American states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina. In 1665 the Carolina Charter was further expanded
to nominally include Spanish territory to the south as far as St. Augustine in modern Florida. However the first settlement in the whole vast area,
Charles Town {now Charleston, S.C.} was not founded until 1670, and for many decades most of the area was sparsely populated. The Lords Proprietors
administered the small population for roughly five decades through a body called the Grand Council. In acknowledgment of the difficulty of governing the
vast territory, starting in 1691 the Colonial proprietors appointed a governor resident in Charleston for the whole of Carolina, but regularly appointed
either another governor or a deputy to administer the northern portion of the colony which was taking on settlers from Virginia. During this period
Bath, the oldest town in the colony served as a nominal capital from 1702-1722, after which, until 1743, Edenton took on that role. Historical records
for the period are very incomplete. For example, there are fewer than six sets of recorded Minutes of the Executive Council prior to 1711. Therefore,
it is often unclear which Carolina executive and legislative acts during the years 1691-1729 applied to which parts of the sprawling colony. In 1712,
North and South Carolina were officially divided into separate colonies, with South Carolina continuing to nominally administer the dependencies
further south. In 1719, in response to the settlers’ dissatisfaction with proprietary rule, Carolina was effectively made into a crown colony administered
by a royal governor and his council. This was made official in 1729 when the Lords Proprietors sold their charter back to the Crown. In that same
year, by act of Parliament, the territories roughly comprising modern Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi were severed off and given a separate Royal
Charter as the Colony of Georgia, and both North and South Carolina, now crown colonies, assumed their modern borders. In that year South Carolina received
a royal governor and council. However, the new colony of North Carolina, with a population of 30,000 in 1730, had no permanent institutions of
government until their establishment at New Bern in 1743. North Carolina became independent from England by means of the Halifax Resolves issued by its
Fourth Provincial Congress in Halifax on 12 April 1776. The colony was a Patriot base during the American Revolution, and officially became the 12th state
of the Union on 21 November 1789. After statehood, in 1794, the capital was moved to Raleigh. Pimsleur’s Checklists of Basic American Legal
Publications, in its listings of identified published session laws for North Carolina, begins with an unenumerated session in the year 1752. However, various
legislative assemblies with law-making power over the area comprising modern North Carolina were functioning at least as far back as 1671; i.e., The
Grand Council for Carolina, 1670-1719, and His Majesty’s Council for Carolina, 1720-1775. The history of the Senate of Carolina dates back to the
beginning of local rule by the Proprietors through the Grand Council in 1671. The House of Representatives dates back to the establishment in 1691 of an
advisory body to the Grand Council consisting of 20 elected members termed the Commons House of Assembly. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of titles
originally held by the North Carolina Department of Archives and History, the North Carolina Secretary of State, the Library of Congress, as well as
other sources).
Title:   Journal of the Senate, North Carolina : reformatted from the original and including, Journal of the Senate, state of North Carolina ...
OCLC Number:   900016265
Available Volumes
NameFiche CountOnlinePaper Backup
1765 May 3-18YesNo
1766 Oct. 30-Dec. 2YesNo
1767 Dec. 5-1768 Jan. 15YesNo
1768 Nov. 7-Dec. 5YesNo
1769 Oct. 23-Nov. 6, pt.1YesNo
1769 Oct. 23-Nov. 6, pt.2YesNo
1770 Dec. 5-1771 Jan. 26YesNo
1771 Nov. 19-Dec. 23YesNo
1773 Jan. 25-Mar. 6YesNo
1773 Dec. 4-Dec. 21YesNo
1774 Mar. 2-25YesNo
1775 Apr. 4-8YesNo
1775 Apr. 4-5YesNo
1777 Apr. 7-May 9, Reg. sessionYesNo
1777 Nov. 15-Dec. 24, Reg. session, v.1 (Nov. 15-?YesNo
1777 Nov. 15-Dec. 24, Reg. session, v.2 (Dec. 6-17YesNo
1777 Nov. 15-Dec. 24, Reg. session, v.3 (Dec. 19-2YesNo
1778 Apr. 14-May 2, Reg. session (inc.)YesNo
1778 Aug. 8-19, Reg. sessionYesNo
1779 Jan. 19-Feb. 13, Reg. sessionYesNo
1779 May 3-15, Reg. sessionYesNo
1779 July 3-30YesNo
1779 Oct. 18-Nov. 10, Reg. sessionYesNo
1781 Jan. 27-Feb. 14, Reg. sessionYesNo
1781 June 23-July 14, Reg. sessionYesNo
1782 Apr. 15-May 18, Reg. sessionYesNo
1783 Apr. 18-May 17, Reg. sessionYesNo
1784 Apr. 19-June 3, Reg. sessionYesNo
1784 Oct. 25-Nov. 26, Reg. sessionYesNo
1785 Nov. 19-Dec. 29YesNo
1786 Nov. 20-1787 Jan. 6YesNo
1787 Nov. 19-Dec. 21YesNo
1788 Nov. 3-Dec. 6YesNo
1789 Nov. 2-Dec. 22YesNo
1790 Nov. 1-Dec. 15YesNo
1791 Dec. 5-1792 Jan. 19YesNo
1792 Nov. 15-1793 Jan. 1YesNo
1793 Dec. 2-1794 Jan. 11YesNo
1794 July 7-19YesNo
1794 Dec. 30-1795 Jan. 7YesNo
1795 Nov. 2-Dec. 9YesNo
1796 Nov. 21-Dec. 25YesNo
1797 Nov. 20-Dec. 23YesNo
1798 Nov. 19-Dec. 24YesNo
1799 Nov. 18-Dec. 23YesNo
1799 Dec. 20-23 (MS)YesNo
1800 Nov. 17-Dec. 20YesNo
1801 Nov. 16-Dec. 19YesNo
1802 Nov. 15-Dec. 18YesNo
1803 Nov. 21-Dec. 22YesNo
1804 Nov. 19-Dec. 19YesNo
1805 Nov. 18-Dec. 21YesNo
1806 Nov. 17-Dec. 21YesNo
1807 Nov. 16-Dec. 18YesNo
1808 Nov. 21-Dec. 23YesNo
1809 Nov. 20-Dec. 23YesNo
1810 Nov. 19-Dec. 22YesNo
1811 Nov. 18-Dec. 23YesNo
1812 Nov. 16-Dec. 25YesNo
1813 Nov. 15-Dec. 25YesNo
1814 Nov. 21-Dec. 27YesNo
1815 Nov. 20-Dec. 21YesNo
1816 Nov. 18-Dec. 28YesNo
1817 Nov. 17-Dec. 24YesNo
1818 Nov. 16-Dec. 26YesNo
1819 Nov. 15-Dec. 25YesNo
1820 Nov. 20-Dec. 25YesNo
1821 Nov. 19-1822 Jan. 1YesNo
1822 nov. 18-Dec. 31YesNo
1823 Nov. 17-1824 Jan. 1YesNo
1824 Nov. 15-1825 Jan. 5 (inc.)YesNo
1824 Nov. 15-1825 Jan. 5 (MS), v.1YesNo
1824 Nov. 15-1825 Jan. 5 (MS), v.2YesNo
1824 Nov. 15-1825 Jan. 5 (MS), v.3YesNo
Nov 1854 - 55YesNo
Nov 1856 - 57YesNo
Nov 1858 - 59YesNo
Nov 1860 - 61YesNo
May 1861 1st Ex SessYesNo
Aug 1861 2d Ex SessYesNo
Nov 1862 - 63YesNo
Jan 1863 2d Sess / Adj SessYesNo
June 1863 Ex SessYesNo
Nov 1863 Adj SessYesNo
May 1864 Adj SessYesNo
Nov 1864 - 65YesNo
Jan 1865 Adj SessYesNo
Nov 1865 - 66YesNo
Jan 1866 Sp SessYesNo
Nov 1866 - 67YesNo
July 1868YesNo
Nov 1868 - 69YesNo
Nov 1869 - 70YesNo
Nov 1870 - 71YesNo
Nov 1872 - 73YesNo
Nov 1873 - 74YesNo
Nov 1874 - 75YesNo
Jan 1879YesNo
Mar 1880 Sp SessYesNo
Executive & Legislative Documents from the Special Session of 1880YesNo
Jan 1881YesNo
Jan 1883YesNo
Jan 1885YesNo
Jan 1887YesNo
Jan 1889YesNo
Jan 1891YesNo
Jan 1893YesNo
Jan 1895YesNo
Jan 1897YesNo
Jan 1899YesNo
Jan 1901YesNo
Jan 1903YesNo
Jan 1905YesNo
Jan 1907YesNo
Jan 1908 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1909YesNo
Jan 1911YesNo
Jan 1913YesNo
Sept 1913 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1915YesNo
Jan 1917YesNo
Jan 1919YesNo
Aug 1920 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1921YesNo
Dec 1921 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1923YesNo
Aug 1924 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1925YesNo
Jan 1927YesNo
Jan 1929YesNo
Jan 1931YesNo
Jan 1933YesNo
Jan 1935YesNo
Dec 1936 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1937 & IndexYesNo
Aug 1938 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1939YesNo
Jan 1941YesNo
Jan 1943YesNo
Jan 1945YesNo
Jan 1947YesNo
Jan 1951YesNo
Jan 1953YesNo
Jan 1955YesNo
July 1956 Ex SessYesNo
Feb 1957YesNo
Feb 1959YesNo
Feb 1961YesNo
Feb 1963YesNo
1963 Oct Ex SessYesNo
Feb 1965YesNo
Nov 1965 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1966 Ex SessYesNo
Feb 1967YesNo
Jan 1969YesNo
Jan 1971YesNo
1973 1st SessYesNo
1973 - 74 2d SessYesNo
1975 1st SessYesNo
1976 2d SessYesNo
1977 1st SessYesNo
1978 2d SessYesNo
1979 1st SessYesNo
1981 1st SessYesNo
1981 Ex SessYesNo
1981 2d SessYesNo
1981 3d SessYesNo
1982 Ex Sess FebYesNo
1982 Ex Sess AprYesNo
1982 4th SessYesNo
1983 1st SessYesNo
1983 Ex Sess AugYesNo
1984 2d Ex Sess MarYesNo
1984 2d SessYesNo
1985 1st SessYesNo
1986 Ex Sess FebYesNo
1986 Ex Sess FebYesNo