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1817-, Council/Senate Journals
Journals of the Legislative Council/Senate of the General Assembly of the State of Alabama: 1817-, St. Stevens, Thomas Eastin, 1818, followed by
other state printers in other towns and cities, title varies, (Prior to its elevation to the status of a separate territory in 1817, Alabama had
comprised the eastern half of the Territory of Mississippi. The latter entity had been created by Congress in 1898 from lands disputed by the State of
Georgia, several native American tribes, and the United States itself. The whole of the sparsely settled Mississippi Territory was governed from Natchez by
a governor appointed under the terms of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. The territorial years were unhappy ones for the easterners, who were isolated
from the Mississippi territorial government and consistently underrepresented in its legislature. After two decades the conflicting claims to parts
of the larger territory by Georgia had been settled with monetary payments and those of the Native Americans by war. The only question remaining for
Congress was whether to admit the whole of the vast Mississippi Territory as one large state, as the westerners wanted, or as two entities, with Alabama
being separate, as desired by the easterners. Congress went with the second option. In 1917 Mississippi was made a state, and Alabama was severed
off as the Alabama Territory. It was assumed from the beginning that Alabama’s territorial experience would be short. Therefore, rather than
establishing a unique territorial government, the region was governed much as it was during its Mississippi Territory period, with its territorial legislature
being comprised of transplanted Alabama members from the former Mississippi territorial legislature. As with its predecessor, the Alabama territorial
legislature had a House of Representatives and a Legislative Council. These worthies spent most of their energies during the two brief sessions of the
territorial legislature organizing the region for statehood. A constitutional convention was convened in July of 1819, and Alabama was admitted to the
Union as a state in December. The first state capital was at Saint Stevens. Then came Cahaba, in 1819, Tuscaloosa, in 1826, and finally Montgomery in
Title:   Journal of the Senate of Alabama : reformatted from the original and including, Journal of the Legislative Council of the Alabama Territory ...
OCLC Number:   864719305
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Nov 1871-72 SessionYesNo
Nov 1872-73 SessionYesNo
Nov 1872-73 "Capitol" SessionYesNo
Nov 1873 SessionYesNo
Nov 1874-75 SessionYesNo
Dec 1875-76 SessionYesNo
Nov 1876-77 SessionYesNo
Nov 1878-79 SessionYesNo
Nov 1880-81 SessionYesNo
Nov 1882-83 SessionYesNo
Nov 1884-85 SessionYesNo
Nov 1886-87 SessionYesNo
Nov 1888-89 SessionYesNo
Nov 1890-91 SessionYesNo
Nov 1892-93 SessionYesNo
Nov 1894-95 SessionYesNo
Nov 1898-9 SessionYesNo
Nov 1900-1 SessionYesNo
Jan 1903 SessionYesNo
Jan 1907 SessionYesNo
Feb 1907 Session V2YesNo
Nov 1907 Ext SessionYesNo
July 1909 Ext SessYesNo
Jan 1911 Sess V1YesNo
Jan 1911 Sess V2YesNo
Jan 1915 Sess V1YesNo
Jan 1915 Sess V2YesNo
Jan 1919 Sess V1YesNo
Aug 1919 Sess V2YesNo
Sept 1920 Sp SessYesNo
Oct 1921 Sp SessYesNo
Jan 1923 Sess V1YesNo
Jan 1923 Sess V2YesNo
Dec 1926-27 Sp SessYesNo
Jan 1927 Sess V1YesNo
July 1927 Sess V2YesNo
Jan 1931 Sess V1YesNo
Jan 1931 Sess V2YesNo
Aug 1932 Sp Sess V1YesNo
Oct 1932 Sp Sess V2YesNo
Jan 1933 Sp Sess YesNo
Jan 1935 Sess V1YesNo
Jan 1935 Sess V2YesNo
Feb 1936 Sp SessYesNo
Nov 1936-37 Sp SessYesNo
Jan 1939 Sess V1YesNo
Jan 1939 Sess V2YesNo
Mar 1939 Sp SessYesNo
Nov 1942 Ext SessYesNo
Jan 1943 Organizational SessYesNo
May 1943 Sess V1YesNo
June 1943 Sess V2 YesNo
May 1945 Sess V1YesNo
June 1945 Sess V2YesNo
Jan 1947 Org Sess YesNo
Mar 1947 1st Ex SessYesNo
May 1947 2d Ex SessYesNo
May 1947 Sess V1YesNo
May 1947 Sess (Aug) V2YesNo
May 1949 Sess V1YesNo
May 1949 Sess (Jul) V2YesNo
June 1950 1st Sp SessYesNo
July 1950 2d Sp SessYesNo
July 1950 3d Sp SessYesNo
July 1950 4th Sp SessYesNo
Aug 1950 5th Sp SessYesNo
Jan 1951 Organizational SessYesNo
Jan 1951 Sp Sess YesNo
May 1951 Sess V1YesNo
May 1951 Sess (Jul) V2YesNo
May 1953 V1YesNo
May 1953 (Aug) V2YesNo
Jan 1955 Org SessYesNo
Jan 1955 1st Ex SessYesNo
Feb 1955 2d Ex SessYesNo
Apr 1955 3d Ex SessYesNo
May 1955 Sess V1YesNo
May 1955 Sess (Jul) V2YesNo
May 1957 Sess V1YesNo
May 1957 Sess (Aug) V2YesNo
May 1959 Sess (Sep) V2YesNo
May 1961 Sess V1YesNo
May 1961 Sess (Jun) V2YesNo
Aug 1961 Sess V3YesNo
Sept 1961 Ex Sess YesNo
June 1962 Ext SessYesNo
Jan 1963 Org Sess YesNo
Mar 1963 1st Ex Sess YesNo
Mar 1963 2d Ex Sess YesNo
May 1963 Sess V1YesNo
June 1963 Sess V2 YesNo
Aug 1963 Sess V3YesNo
Feb 1965 Ex SessYesNo
Sept 1965 2d Ex SessYesNo
Sept 1965 3d Ex SessYesNo
Nov 1971 3d Ex SessYesNo
May 1973 Ex SessYesNo
May 1973 Sess V1YesNo
May 1973 Sess V2YesNo
May 1973 Sess V3YesNo
May 1975 V1YesNo
May 1975 V2YesNo
May 1975 V3YesNo
May 1975 V4YesNo
Jan 1975 Org SessYesNo
Jan 1975 1st Ex SessYesNo
Mar 1975 2d Ex SessYesNo
Mar 1975 3d Ex SessYesNo
Nov 1975 4th Ext SessYesNo
May 1976 Sess V1YesNo
Aug 1976 Sess V2YesNo
Feb 1977 Sess V1YesNo
Feb 1977 Sess V2YesNo
May 1977 1st Ex SessYesNo
June 1977 2d Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1978 1st Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1978 Sess V1YesNo
Apr 1978 Sess V2YesNo
July 1978 2d Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1979 Org SessYesNo
Jan 1979 1st Ex SessYesNo
Apr 1979 Sess V1YesNo
Apr 1979 Sess V2YesNo
Feb 1980 Sess V1YesNo
Apr 1980 Sess V2YesNo
Feb 1981 Sess V1YesNo
Apr 1981 Sess V2YesNo
Aug 1981 1st Ex Sess YesNo
Sept 1981 2d Ex Sess YesNo
Nov 1981 3d Ex Sess YesNo
Jan 1982 Sess V1YesNo
Jan 1982 Sess V2YesNo
May 1982 1st Ex SessYesNo
June 1982 2d Ex SessYesNo
Aug 1982 3d Ex SessYesNo
Apr 1983 Sess V1YesNo
Apr 1983 Sess V2YesNo
Jan 1983 Org Sess YesNo
Jan 1983 1st Ex Sess YesNo
Feb 1983 2d Ex Sess YesNo
Feb 1984 Sess V1YesNo
Feb 1984 Sess V2YesNo
May 1984 1st Ex SessYesNo
Dec 1984-85 2d Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1985 1st EX SessYesNo
Jan 1986 Sess V1YesNo
Jan 1986 Sess V2YesNo
Sept 1986 1st Ex Sess YesNo