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1671-, North Carolina Session Laws
Laws and resolutions of the General Assembly of the Colony/State of North Carolina: title varies, 1752–, var. state printers, 1752. (Many of the
early session laws are available only in manuscript format or in edited reprints. 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. 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.) (Digitized from a microfilm copy of titles originally held by the North Carolina Department of Archives and History).
Title:   Laws of the state of North Carolina.
OCLC Number:   320964795
Available Volumes
NameFiche CountOnlinePaper Backup
1715 compilationYesNo
1715 compilation, c.2YesNo
1715 Nov. sessionYesNo
1715 Nov. session, c.2YesNo
1720 Aug. sessionYesNo
1720 Aug. session, c.2YesNo
1722 Oct. sessionYesNo
1722 Oct. session, c.2YesNo
1723 Nov. sessionYesNo
1723 Nov. session, c.2YesNo
1734 (9 acts)YesNo
1738 (11 acts)YesNo
1740 (4 acts)YesNo
1743-73 compliation (not in order)YesNo
1746 Nov.-1748 Oct.YesNo
1746 Nov. sessionYesNo
1748 Apr.-Oct. sessionsYesNo
1749 Apr.-Oct. sessionsYesNo
1750 Apr. sessionYesNo
1751 Oct. sessionYesNo
1753 Mar. sessionYesNo
1754 Feb. sessionYesNo
1754 Dec. sessionYesNo
1755-1760 (out of order)YesNo
1755 Sept. sessionYesNo
1756 Sept. sessionYesNo
1757 May sessionYesNo
1757 Nov. sessionYesNo
1758 Apr. sessionYesNo
1758 Nov. sessionYesNo
1759 May sessionYesNo
1759 Nov. sessionYesNo
1760 Apr. sessionYesNo
1760 May sessionYesNo
1760 May-Dec. sessionsYesNo
1760 June sessionYesNo
1760 Dec. sessionYesNo
1761 Apr. sessionYesNo
1762 Nov. session (inc.)YesNo
1762 Dec. sessionYesNo
1764 Feb. session (inc.)YesNo
1764 Mar. sessionYesNo
1765 May sessionYesNo
1766 Nov. sessionYesNo
1767 Dec. sessionYesNo
1768 Nov. sessionYesNo
1770 Dec. sessionYesNo
1773 Dec. sessionYesNo
1774 Mar. session, c.2YesNo
1777 Apr. sessionYesNo
1777 Nov. sessionYesNo
1778 Apr. sessionYesNo
1778 Aug. sessionYesNo
1779 Jan. sessionYesNo
1779 May sessionYesNo
1779 Oct. sessionYesNo
1780 Apr. sessionYesNo
1780 Sept. sessionYesNo
1781 Jan. sessionYesNo
1781 June sessionYesNo
1782 Apr. sessionYesNo
1783 Apr. sessionYesNo
1784 Apr. sessionYesNo
1784 Oct. sessionYesNo
1785 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1786 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1787 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1788 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1789 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1790 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1791 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1792 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1793 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1794 July Reg. sessionYesNo
1794 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1795 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1796 Nov. Reg. session, c.1YesNo
1796 Nov. Reg. session, c.2 (reprint)YesNo
1797 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1798 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1799 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1800 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1801 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1802 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1803 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1804 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1805 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1806 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1807 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1808 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1809 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1810 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1811 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1812 Nov. Reg. session, c.1YesNo
1812 Nov. Reg. session, c.2YesNo
1813 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1814 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1815 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1816 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1817 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1818 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1819 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1820 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1821 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1822 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1823 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1824 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1825 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1826 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1827 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1828 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1829 Nov Reg SessYesNo
1829 Nov. Reg. session, c.2YesNo
1830 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1831 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1832 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1833 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1834 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1835 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1836 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1838 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1840 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1842 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1844 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1846 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1848 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1850 Nov Reg Sess Pub & PrivYesNo
1883 Jan Reg Sess PubYesNo
1883 Jan Reg Sess PrivYesNo
1885 Jan. Reg. Sess. Pub.YesYes
1885 Jan. Reg. Sess. Priv.YesYes
1887 Jan. Reg. Sess. Pub.YesYes
1887 Jan. Reg. Sess. Priv.YesYes
1889 Jan. Reg. Sess. Pub.YesYes
1889 Jan. Reg. Sess. Priv.YesYes
1891 Jan. Reg. Sess. Pub.YesYes
1891 Jan. Reg. Sess. Priv.YesYes
1893 Jan. Reg. Sess. Pub.YesYes
1897 Jan. Reg. Sess. Pub.YesYes
1899 Jan. Reg. Sess. Pub.YesYes
1899 Jan. Reg. Sess. Priv.YesYes
1900 Jun Adj. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1900 Jun Adj. Sess. Priv.YesNo
1901 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1903 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1905 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesYes
1905 Jan Reg. Sess. Priv.YesYes
1907 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1908 Jan Ext. Sess. Pub.YesYes
1908 Jan Ext. Sess. PrivYesYes
1909 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesYes
1909 Jan Reg. Sess. Priv.YesNo
1911 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1911 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub. Loc.YesNo
1911 Jan Reg. Sess. Priv.YesNo
1913 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1913 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub. Loc.YesNo
1913 Jan Reg. Sess. Priv.YesNo
1913 Sept Ext. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1915 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1915 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub. Loc.YesNo
1915 Jan Reg. Sess. Priv.YesNo
1917 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1917 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub. Loc.YesNo
1917 Jan Reg. Sess. Priv.YesNo
1919 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1919 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub. Loc.YesNo
1919 Jan Reg. Sess. Priv.YesNo
1920 Aug Ext. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1920 Aug Ext. Sess. Pub. Loc.YesNo
1920 Aug Ext. Sess. Priv.YesNo
1921 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1921 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub. Loc.YesNo
1921 Jan Reg. Sess. Priv.YesNo
1921 Dec Ext. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1921 Dec Ext. Sess. Pub. Loc.YesNo
1921 Dec Ext. Sess. Priv.YesNo
1923 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1923 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub. Loc.YesNo
1923 Jan Reg. Sess. Priv.YesNo
1924 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1924 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub. Loc.YesNo
1925 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1925 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub. Loc.YesNo
1925 Jan Reg. Sess. Priv.YesNo
1927 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1927 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub. Loc.YesNo
1927 Jan Reg. Sess. Priv.YesNo
1929 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1929 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub. Loc. YesNo
1929 Jan Reg. Sess. Priv.YesNo
1931 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1931 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub. Loc.YesNo
1931 Jan Reg. Sess. Priv.YesNo
1933 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1933 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub. Loc.YesYes
1935 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1936 Dec Ext. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1937 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1937 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub. Loc. Priv.YesNo
1938 Aug Ext. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1938 Aug Ext. Sess. Pub. Loc.YesNo
1939 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1939 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub. Loc.YesNo
1941 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub.YesNo
1941 Jan Reg. Sess. Pub. Loc. Priv.YesNo
1943 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1945 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1947 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1949 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1951 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1953 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1955 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1956 Jul Ext. Sess.YesNo
1959 Feb Reg. Sess.YesNo
1961 Feb Reg. Sess.YesNo
1963 Feb Reg. Sess.YesNo
1963 Oct Ext. Sess.YesNo
1965 Feb Reg. Sess.YesNo
1965 Nov Ext. Sess.YesNo
1966 Jan Ext. Sess.YesNo
1967 Feb Reg. Sess.YesNo
1969 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1971 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1973 Jan 1st Sess.YesNo
1974 Jan 2nd Sess.YesNo
1975 Jan 1st Sess.YesNo
1976 May 2nd Sess.YesNo
1977 Jan 1st Sess.YesNo
1978 May 2nd Sess.YesNo
1979 Jan 1st Sess.YesNo
1980 Jun 2nd Sess.YesNo
1981 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1981 Oct Ext. Sess.YesNo
1982 Feb 1st Ext. Sess.YesNo
1982 Apr 2nd Ext. Sess.YesNo
1984 Mar Ext. Sess.YesNo
1984 Jun Reg. Sess.YesNo
1985 Feb 1st Sess.YesNo
1986 Feb Ext Sess.YesNo
1986 Jun Reg. Sess.YesNo
1900-1945 Pub.-Loc. & Priv. IndexYesNo