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1806/07-, Council/Senate Journals
Journals of the Council/Senate 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:   Official journal of the Senate of Louisiana : reformatted from the original and including, Journal of the Senate of the state of Louisiana ...
OCLC Number:   864682665
Available Volumes
NameFiche CountOnlinePaper Backup
Jan 1878 Reg SessYesNo
Jan 1880 Reg SessYesNo
Dec 1881 Ext SessYesNo
Dec 1881 2d Ext SessYesNo
May 1884 Reg SessYesNo
May 1886 Reg SessYesNo
Fontelieu Prelim ImpeachmentYesNo
May 1888 Reg SessYesNo
May 1890 Reg SessYesNo
May 1892 Reg SessYesNo
May 1894 Reg SessYesNo
May 1896 Reg SessYesNo
May 1898 Reg SessYesNo
May 1900 Reg SessYesNo
May 1902 Reg SessYesNo
May 1904 Reg SessYesNo
May 1906 Reg SessYesNo
May 1908 Reg SessYesNo
May 1910 Reg SessYesNo
May 1912 Reg SessYesNo
Aug 1912 1st Ext SessYesNo
May 1914 Reg SessYesNo
May 1916 Reg SessYesNo
May 1918 Reg SessYesNo
May 1920 Reg SessYesNo
Sept 1921 1st Ext SessYesNo
May 1922 Reg SessYesNo
May 1924 Reg SessYesNo
May 1926 Reg SessYesNo
May 1928 Reg SessYesNo
Dec 1928 3d Ext SessYesNo
Mar 1929 5th Ext SessYesNo
May 1930 Reg SessYesNo
Sept 1930 6th Ext SessYesNo
May 1932 Reg SessYesNo
1933 Mar Ex SessYesNo
May 1934 Reg SessYesNo
Nov 1934 10th Ext SessYesNo
Dec 1934 11th Ext SessYesNo
Apr 1935 13th Ext SessYesNo
Sept 1935 15th Ext SessYesNo
May 1936 Reg SessYesNo
May 1938 Reg SessYesNo
May 1940 Reg Sess YesNo
May 1944 Reg SessYesNo
May 1946 Reg SessYesNo
May 1948 Reg SessYesNo
May 1950 Reg SessYesNo
Sep 1950 23d Ext SessYesNo
June 1951 24th Ext SessYesNo
May 1952 Reg SessYesNo
July 1953 25th Ext SessYesNo
May 1954 Reg SessYesNo
Jan 1955 26th Ext SessYesNo
May 1956 Reg SessYesNo
Aug 1956 27th Ext SessYesNo
May 1957 Reg SessYesNo
May 1958 Reg SessYesNo
May 1959 Reg SessYesNo
May 1960 Reg SessYesNo
Nov 1960 30th Ext SessYesNo
Nov 1960 31st Ext SessYesNo
Dec 1960 32d Ext SessYesNo
Jan 1961 33d Ext SessYesNo
Feb 1961 34th Ext SessYesNo
May 1961 Reg SessYesNo
1960-61, 32d-34th Ext Sess Exec JournalsYesNo
May 1962 Reg SessYesNo
May 1963 Reg SessYesNo
1963 June Ex SessYesNo
May 1964 Reg SessYesNo
1964 May 1963-Dec 64 Ex SessYesNo
May 1965 Reg SessYesNo
May 1966 Reg SessYesNo
1966 Nov Ex SessYesNo
May 1967 Reg Sess V1YesNo
1967 July Ex SessYesNo
May 1968 Reg SessYesNo
1968 Nov Ex SessYesNo
May 1969 Reg SessYesNo
May 1970 Reg Sess V1YesNo
June 1970 Reg Sess V2 YesNo
1970 Feb Ex SessYesNo
May 1971 Reg SessYesNo
May 1972 Reg Sess V1YesNo
May 1972 Reg Sess V2YesNo
1972 Aug Ex SessYesNo
May 1973 Reg SessYesNo
1973 Nov Ex SessYesNo
May 1974 Reg Sess V1YesNo
June 1974 Reg Sess V2YesNo
1974 Oct Ex SessYesNo
1975 Jan Ex SessYesNo
May 1976 Reg Sess V1YesNo
May 1976 Reg Sess V2YesNo
1976 Oct Ex SessYesNo
Apr 1977 Reg Sess V1YesNo
Apr 1977 Reg Sess V2YesNo
Apr 1977 Reg Sess V3YesNo
1977 Aug Ex SessYesNo
Apr 1978 Reg Sess V1YesNo
Apr 1978 Reg Sess (May) V2YesNo
Apr 1978 Reg Sess (Jun) V3YesNo
Apr 1979 Reg Sess V1YesNo
Apr 1979 Reg Sess (Jun) V2YesNo
Apr 1979 Reg Sess (Jun) V3YesNo
Apr 1980 Reg Sess V1YesNo
Apr 1980 Reg Sess V2YesNo
Apr 1980 Reg Sess V3YesNo
Apr 1980 Reg Sess V4YesNo
1980Mar Ex SessYesNo
1980 Sept Ex SessYesNo
Apr 1981 Reg Sess V1YesNo
June 1981 Reg Sess V2YesNo
June 1981 Reg Sess V3YesNo
July 1981 Reg Sess V4YesNo
1981 Nov Ex SessYesNo
Apr 1982 Reg Sess V1YesNo
Apr 1982 Reg Sess V2YesNo
Apr 1982 Reg Sess V3YesNo
Apr 1983 Reg Sess V1YesNo
May 1983 Reg Sess V2YesNo
Apr 1983 Reg Sess V3YesNo
1983 Jan Ex SessYesNo
1983 Dec Ex SessYesNo
Apr 1984 Reg Sess V1YesNo
Apr 1984 Reg Sess V2YesNo
Apr 1984 Reg Sess V3YesNo
June 1984 Reg Sess V4YesNo
1985 Mar Ex SessYesNo
Apr 1985 Reg Sess V1YesNo
May 1985 Reg Sess V2YesNo
Apr 1985 Reg Sess V3YesNo
Apr 1985 Reg Sess V4YesNo
Apr 1986 Reg Sess V1YesNo
Apr 1986 Reg Sess V2YesNo
Apr 1986 Reg Sess V3YesNo
1986 Dec Ex SessYesNo
Apr 1987 Reg Sess V1YesNo
Apr 1987 Reg Sess V2YesNo
Apr 1987 Reg Sess V3YesNo
1987 July Ex SessYesNo
Apr 1988 Reg Sess V1YesNo
Apr 1988 Reg Sess V2YesNo
Apr 1988 Reg Sess V3YesNo
1988 Mar Ex SessYesNo
1988 Oct Ex SessYesNo
Apr 1989 Reg Sess V1YesNo
May 1989 Reg Sess V2YesNo
Apr 1989 Reg Sess V3YesNo
1989 Feb Ex SessYesNo
1989 July Ex SessYesNo
Apr 1990 Reg Sess V1YesNo
May 1990 Reg Sess V2YesNo
June 1990 Reg Sess V3YesNo
July 1990 Reg Sess V4YesNo