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1806/07-, House Journals
Journals of the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana: title varies, New Orleans/Baton Rouge, var. state
printers, 1805– (– (French exploration of the lower Mississippi Valley began in the late 1600s, and a French fort was established at Biloxi in 1699. The
territory was under military governance until 1712, when Louis XIV granted letters patent to Antoine Crozat for all of the Crown’s territory “between
old and new Mexico and Carolina.” A superior council was established with jurisdiction in all matters civil and criminal. Light-handed French rule
extended for the next fifty years, after which, in 1762, France ceded the ill-defined “Louisiana Territory” to Spain in compen-sation for the latter’s
support during the Seven Years’ War. A much more hands-on Spanish governance extended for the next 41 years until 1800, when France, under Napoleon I,
reclaimed sovereignty. But events in Europe soon overwhelmed Napoleon’s schemes for an “American Empire,” and on 30 April 1803, by the Treaty of Paris,
sovereignty for the still ill-defined “Louisiana Territory” passed to the United States. By the Breckinridge Act of 26 March 1804 the new territorial
acquisition was split into an “Orleans Territory” {comprising most of present-day Louisiana and holding most of the holdover French citizens} and a
mostly empty “District of Louisiana” {later The Territory of Missouri}, which was placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. governor for the Indiana
Territory. In its first two years the Orleans Territory was administered by a U.S. governor assisted by a Legislative Council. But the
governor/legislative-council structure dissatisfied the French citizens because it enabled Governor Clairborne to repeal or modify civil laws in force and to interfere
with the continuance of slavery. In the event the governor/legislative-council system survived for only two sessions; respectively starting on Dec. 3,
1804, and June 20, 1805. In 1805, in response to petitions from the French and Creoles, the U.S. Congress granted to the citizens of the Orleans
District a right to establish a new territorial government, modeled as in other U.S. territories under the terms of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. That
new government had an elected twenty-five-man House of Representatives and a five-man Legislative Council appointed by the U.S. president. The Orleans
Territorial Legislature met for three two-year terms; 1806/07, 1808/09, & 1810/11. The Orleans Territory became the State of Louisiana in 1812, with
its first state legislative session being held in July of that year.)
Title:   Journal of the House of Representatives of the state of Louisiana : reformatted from the original and including, Journal of the House of Representatives during the ... session of the ... Legislature of the state of Louisiana ...
OCLC Number:   879345351
Available Volumes
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1878 Jan 5th LegYesNo
1878 Mar Ext SessYesNo
1879 Jan 6th LegYesNo
1880 Jan Reg SessYesNo
1881 Dec 1st Ext SessYesNo
1881 Dec 2d Ext SessYesNo
1884 May Reg SessYesNo
1886 May Reg SessYesNo
1888 May Reg SessYesNo
1890 May Reg SessYesNo
1892 May Reg SessYesNo
1894 May Reg SessYesNo
1896 May Reg SessYesNo
1898 May Reg SessYesNo
1900 May Reg SessYesNo
1902 May Reg SessYesNo
1904 May Reg SessYesNo
1906 May Reg SessYesNo
1907 Nov Ext SessYesNo
1908 May Reg SessYesNo
1910 May Reg SessYesNo
1910 Nov 2d Ext SessYesNo
1914 May Reg SessYesNo
1915 May 3d Ext SessYesNo
1916 May Reg Sess (1913 Const.)YesNo
1918 May Reg SessYesNo
1920 May Reg SessYesNo
1921 Sept 1st Ext Sess (1921 Const.)YesNo
1922 May Reg SessYesNo
1926 May Reg SessYesNo
1928 May Reg SessYesNo
1928 Dec 3d Ext SessYesNo
1929 Mar 5th Ext SessYesNo
1930 May Reg SessYesNo
1930 Sept 6th Ext SessYesNo
1932 May Reg SessYesNo
1933 Mar Ext SessYesNo
1934 May Reg SessYesNo
1934 Aug 9th Ext SessYesNo
1934 Nov 10th Ext SessYesNo
1934 Dec 11th Ext SessYesNo
1935 Feb 12th Ext SessYesNo
1935 Apr 13th Ext SessYesNo
1935 July 14th Ext SessYesNo
1935 Sept 15th Ext SessYesNo
1936 May Reg SessYesNo
1938 May Reg SessYesNo
1940 May Reg SessYesNo
1942 Aug 17th Ext SessYesNo
1944 May Reg SessYesNo
1945 Oct 18th Ext SessYesNo
1946 May Reg SessYesNo
1947 Mar 19th Ext SessYesNo
1948 May Reg SessYesNo
1950 Mar 21st Ext SessYesNo
1950 Aug 22d Ext SessYesNo
1950 Sept 23d Ext SessYesNo
1951 June 24th Ext SessYesNo
1952 May Reg SessYesNo
1953 July 25th Ext SessYesNo
1954 May Reg SessYesNo
1955 Jan 26th Ext SessYesNo
1956 May Reg Sess V1YesNo
1956 June Reg Sess V2YesNo
1956 Aug 27th Ext SessYesNo
1957 May Reg SessYesNo
1958 May Reg SessYesNo
1959 May Reg SessYesNo
1960 May Reg SessYesNo
1960 Nov 30th Ext SessYesNo
1960 Nov 31st Ext SessYesNo
1960 Dec 32d Ext SessYesNo
1961 Jan 33d Ext SessYesNo
1961 Feb 34th Ext SessYesNo
1961 May Reg SessYesNo
1962 May Reg SessYesNo
1963 May Reg SessYesNo
1963 June Ex SessYesNo
1964 May Reg SessYesNo
1964 May 1963-Dec 64 Ex SessYesNo
1965 May Reg SessYesNo
1966 May Reg SessYesNo
1966 Nov Ex SessYesNo
1967 May Reg SessYesNo
1967 July Ex SessYesNo
1968 May Reg Sess V1YesNo
1968 June Reg Sess V2YesNo
1968 Nov Ex SessYesNo
1969 May Reg SessYesNo
1970 May Reg SessYesNo
1970 June Reg SessYesNo
1970 Feb Ex SessYesNo
1971 May Reg SessYesNo
1972 May Reg Sess V1YesNo
1972 June Reg Sess V2YesNo
1972 Aug Ex SessYesNo
1973 May Reg SessYesNo
1973 Nov Ex SessYesNo
1974 May Reg Sess V1YesNo
1974 June Reg Sess V2YesNo
1974 Oct Ex SessYesNo
1975 Jan Ex SessYesNo
1976 May Reg Sess V1YesNo
1976 May Reg Sess V2YesNo
1976 May Reg Sess V3YesNo
1976 Oct Ex SessYesNo
1977 Apr Reg Sess V1YesNo
1977 Apr Reg Sess V2YesNo
1977 Apr Reg Sess V3YesNo
1977 Apr Reg Sess V4YesNo
1977 Aug Ex SessYesNo
1978 Apr Reg Sess V1YesNo
1978 Apr Reg Sess V2YesNo
1978 June Reg Sess V3YesNo
1978 Apr Reg Sess V4YesNo
1979 Apr Reg Sess V1YesNo
1979 Apr Reg Sess V2YesNo
1979 Apr Reg Sess V3YesNo
1979 Apr Reg Sess V4YesNo
1980 Apr Reg Sess V1YesNo
1980 May Reg Sess V2YesNo
1980 June Reg Sess V3YesNo
1980 July Reg Sess V4YesNo
1980 Mar Ex SessYesNo
1980 Sept Ex SessYesNo
1981 Apr Reg Sess V1YesNo
1981 Apr Reg Sess V2YesNo
1981 Apr Reg Sess V3YesNo
1981 Apr Reg Sess V4YesNo
1981 Nov Ex SessYesNo
1982 Apr Reg Sess V1YesNo
1982 Apr Reg Sess V2YesNo
1982 Apr Reg Sess V3YesNo
1982 Apr Reg Sess V4YesNo
1983 Apr Reg Sess V1YesNo
1983 Apr Reg Sess V2YesNo
1983 Apr Reg Sess V3YesNo
1983 Jan Ex SessYesNo
1983 Dec Ex SessYesNo
1984 Apr Reg Sess V1YesNo
1984 Apr Reg Sess V2YesNo
1984 Apr Reg Sess V3YesNo
1984 Apr Reg Sess V4YesNo
1984 Mar Ex SessYesNo
1985 Apr Reg Sess V1YesNo
1985 Apr Reg Sess V2YesNo
1985 Apr Reg Sess V3YesNo
1985 Apr Reg Sess V4YesNo
1986 Apr Reg Sess V1YesNo
1986 May Reg Sess V2YesNo
1986 June Reg Sess V3YesNo
1986 June Reg Sess V4YesNo
1986 Dec Ex SessYesNo
1987 Apr Reg Sess V1YesNo
1987 Apr Reg Sess V2YesNo
1987 Apr Reg Sess V3YesNo
1987 July Ex SessYesNo
1988 Apr Reg Sess V1YesNo
1988 Apr Reg Sess V2YesNo
1988 Apr Reg Sess V3YesNo
1988 Mar Ex SessYesNo
1988 Oct Ex SessYesNo
1989 Apr Reg Sess V1YesNo
1989 Apr Reg Sess V2YesNo
1989 Apr Reg Sess V3YesNo
1989 Feb Ex SessYesNo
1989 July Ex SessYesNo
1990 Apr Reg Sess V1YesNo
1990 Apr Reg Sess V2YesNo
1990 Apr Reg Sess V3YesNo
1990 Apr Reg Sess V4YesNo