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1691-, North Carolina, House of Commons/Hse. of Reps. Journals (MS & print)
(Journals of the House of Commons/House of Representatives of the Province/Colony/State of South Carolina: title varies, 1691–, various private and
state printers, 1691–. (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 of Carolinacovering 25 Aug. 1671 to 24 June 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 prior to the founding of Carolina the area now comprising North Carolina, although mostly
uninhabited, 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). Those in the Early State Records collections were digitized
from a microfilm copy of titles originally held by the North Carolina Department of Archives and History, the University of North Carolina, Southern
Historical Collection, and the Library of Congress and others sources).
Title:   Journal of the House, North Carolina : reformatted from the original and including, The Journal of the House of Burgesses of the province of North Carolina ...
OCLC Number:   900085834
Available Volumes
NameFiche CountOnlinePaper Backup
1743 July 20-27 (MS)YesNo
1744 Feb. 23-Mar. 8 (MS)YesNo
1744 Nov. 15-Dec. 4 (MS)YesNo
1745 Apr. 8-20 (MS)YesNo
1747 Feb. 25-Mar. 7 (MS)YesNo
1749 Mar. 28-Apr. 14 (MS)YesNo
1749 Sept. 26-Oct. 18YesNo
1750 July 5-10YesNo
1750 Sept. 29 (MS)YesNo
1751 Sept. 26-Oct. 12YesNo
1751 Sept. 26-Oct. 12 (MS)YesNo
1752 Mar. 31-Apr. 15YesNo
1753 Mar. 28-Apr. 12YesNo
1753 Mar. 28-Apr. 12 (MS)YesNo
1753 Mar. 28-Apr. 12 (MS) (different hand)YesNo
1754 Feb. 18-Mar. 9 (MS)YesNo
1754 Feb. 19-Mar. 9YesNo
1754 Dec. 12-1755 Jan. 15 (MS)YesNo
1755 Sept. 25-Oct. 15 (inc.) (MS)YesNo
1755 Sept. 25-Oct. 15 (MS) (different hand)YesNo
1756 Sept. 30-Oct. 26 (MS)YesNo
1757 May 16-28 (MS)YesNo
1757 Nov. 21-Dec. 14 (MS)YesNo
1758 Apr. 28-May 4 (MS)YesNo
1758 Nov. 23-Dec. 23 (MS)YesNo
1758 Nov. 23-Dec. 20 (MS)YesNo
1759 May 8-18 (MS)YesNo
1759 Nov. 23-1760 Jan. 9 (MS)YesNo
1759 Nov. 23-1760 Jan. 9 (MS) (different hand)YesNo
1760 Apr. 24-May 23 (MS)YesNo
1760 Apr. 24-May 23 (MS) (different hand)YesNo
1760 Nov. 7-Dec. 3 (MS)YesNo
1760 Nov. 7-Dec. 3 (MS) (different hand)YesNo
1760 Dec. 5-6 (MS)YesNo
1760 Dec. 5-6 (MS) (different hand)YesNo
1761 Mar. 31-Apr. 23 (MS)YesNo
1761 Mar. 31-Apr. 22 (MS) (different hand)YesNo
1761 Nov. 19 (MS) (inc.)YesNo
1762 Apr. 13-29YesNo
1762 Apr. 13-29 (MS)YesNo
1762 Apr. 13-29 (MS) (different hand)YesNo
1762 Apr. 20-24 (MS) (different hand)YesNo
1762 Nov. 3-Dec. 11 (MS)YesNo
1762 Nov. 3-Dec. 11 (MS) (different hand)YesNo
1764 Feb. 3-Mar. 10 (MS)YesNo
1764 Feb. 3-Mar. 10 (MS) (different hand)YesNo
1764 Oct. 25-Nov. 27 (MS)YesNo
1764 Oct. 25-Nov. 27 (MS) (different hand)YesNo
1766 Nov. 3-Dec. 2 (MS)YesNo
1766 Nov. 3-29 (MS) (different hand)YesNo
1766 Nov. 21-24YesNo
1767 Dec. 5-1768 Jan. 16 (MS)YesNo
1767 Dec. session, List of membersYesNo
1768 Nov. 7-Dec. 5 (MS)YesNo
1769 Oct. 23-Nov. 6YesNo
1769 Oct. 23-Nov. 6 (MS)YesNo
1770 Dec. 5-1771 Jan. 26YesNo
1770 Dec. 5-1771 Jan. 26 (MS)YesNo
1771 Jan. 1-25 (MS)YesNo
1771 Nov. 19-Dec. 23 (MS & print)YesNo
1771 Nov. 19-Dec. 23 (MS) (different hand)YesNo
1771 Nov. 19-Dec. 23 (MS) (different hand) (inc.)YesNo
1773 Jan. 25-Mar. 6YesNo
1773 Jan. 25-Mar. 6 (MS)YesNo
1773 Dec. 4-21 (i.e. Dec. 7) (inc.)YesNo
1773 Dec. 4-21 (MS)YesNo
1773 Dec. 4-20 (MS) (inc.)YesNo
1774 Mar. 2-25 (MS)YesNo
1774 Mar. 2-25 (inc.)YesNo
1774 Mar. 2-15 (MS)YesNo
1775 Apr. 4-8 (MS)YesNo
1775 Apr. 4-8 (MS) (different hand)YesNo
1777 Nov. 15-Dec. 24 (MS)YesNo
1778 Apr. 14-May 2YesNo
1778 Apr. 14-May 2 (MS)YesNo
1778 Aug. 8-19YesNo
1778 Aug. 8-13 (MS)YesNo
1778 Aug. 14-19 (MS)YesNo
1779 Jan. 19-Feb. 13YesNo
1779 May 3-15YesNo
1779 Oct. 18-Nov. 10 (MS)YesNo
1781 Jan. 27-Feb. 14 (MS)YesNo
1781 June 23-July 14 (MS)YesNo
1782 Apr. 15-May 18 (MS) (inc.)YesNo
1783 Apr. 18-May 17 (MS)YesNo
1783 Apr. 18-May 17YesNo
1784 Apr. 19-June 3YesNo
1784 Oct. 22-Nov. 26 (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. 24 (inc.)YesNo
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
1824 Nov. 15-1825 Jan. 5 (MS), v.4YesNo
Nov 1854 - 55YesNo
Nov 1856 - 57YesNo
1858 - 59 NovYesNo
Nov 1860 - 61YesNo
May 1861 1st Ex SessYesNo
Aug 1861 2d Ex SessYesNo
Nov 1862 - 63YesNo
Jan 1863 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
1866 Nov - 1867YesNo
July 1868YesNo
1868 - 69 NovYesNo
1869 - 70 NovYesNo
1870 - 71 NovYesNo
1872 - 73 NovYesNo
1873 - 74 NovYesNo
1874 - 75 NovYesNo
1876 - 77 NovYesNo
1879YesNo
Mar 1880 Sp SessYesNo
Executive & Legislative Documents from the Special Session of 1880YesNo
1881 JanYesNo
1883 JanYesNo
1885 JanYesNo
1887 JanYesNo
1889 JanYesNo
1891 JanYesNo
1893 JanYesNo
1895 JanYesNo
1897 JanYesNo
1899 JanYesNo
1901 JanYesNo
1903 JanYesNo
1905 JanYesNo
Jan 1908 Ex SessYesNo
1909 JanYesNo
1911 JanYesNo
1913 JanYesNo
Sept 1913 Ex SessYesNo
1915 JanYesNo
1917 JanYesNo
1919 JanYesNo
Aug 1920 Ex SessYesNo
1921 JanYesNo
Dec 1921 Ex SessYesNo
1923 JanYesNo
Aug 1924 Ex SessYesNo
1925 JanYesNo
1927 JanYesNo
1929 JanYesNo
1931 JanYesNo
1933 JanYesNo
1935 JanYesNo
1936 Dec Ex SessYesNo
1937 Jan & Index '36 - '37YesNo
1938 Aug Ex SessYesNo
1939 JanYesNo
1941 JanYesNo
1943 JanYesNo
1945 JanYesNo
1947 JanYesNo
1951 JanYesNo
1953 JanYesNo
1955 JanYesNo
1956 JulyYesNo
1957 FebYesNo
1959 FebYesNo
1961 FebYesNo
1963 FebYesNo
1963 Oct Ex SessYesNo
1965 FebYesNo
1965 Aug Ex SessYesNo
1966 Jan Ex SessYesNo
1967 FebYesNo
1969 JanYesNo
1971 JanYesNo
1973 JanYesNo
1974 JanYesNo
1975 JanYesNo
1976 May 2d SessYesNo
1977 JanYesNo
1978 May 2d SessYesNo
1979 JanYesNo
1981 JanYesNo
1981 Oct Ex SessYesNo
1981 Oct 2d SessYesNo
1981 Oct 3d Sess ( Redistircting )YesNo
1982 Feb 2d Ex Sess ( Redistricting)YesNo
1982 Apr 3d Ex Sess ( Redistricting )YesNo
1982 June 4th SessYesNo
1983 JanYesNo
1983 Aug Ex SessYesNo
1984 Mar 2d Ex SessYesNo
1984 June 2d SessYesNo
1985 FebYesNo
1986 Feb Ex SessYesNo
1986 June 2d SessYesNo