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1671-, South Carolina, Grand Council/Senate Journals
(Journals of the Grand Council/Senate of the Province/Colony/State of South Carolina): title varies, 1671–, various private and state printers,
1671–. (Many of the early journals are available only in manuscript format or in edited reprints. The earliest extant journal appears to be an edited
reprint of that for the Grand Council covering 25 Aug. 1671 to 24 June 1680. In 1663 Charles I of England granted a Charter for the Province of Carolina to
a group of eight “Lords Proprietors”; a group of nobles who had helped restore him to the throne in 1660. Initially the territory nominally
comprised the area occupied by the modern U. S. states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina. In 1665 the charter was 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 the area was sparsely populated. The Lords Proprietors administered
the small population for roughly the next 50 years through a body called the Grand Council. In acknowledgment of the difficulty of governing the vast
territory, 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. 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, South 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 the territories roughly comprising modern Georgia, Alabama
and Mississippi were severed off and given a separate Royal Charter as the Colony of Georgia, so that South Carolina assumed its modern borders.
South Carolina became a U.S. state through its ratification of the United States Constitution on 23 May 1788. Pimsleur’s Checklists of Basic American
Legal Publications, in its listings of identified published session laws for South Carolina, begins with year 1731, the year of the S.C. Ninth General
Assembly. However, various legislative assemblies were functioning at least as far back as 1671; i.e., The Grand Council, 1670-1719, and His Majesty’s
Council 1720-1775. The history of the Senate of South 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. It is noteworthy that the enumeration of the earlier General Assemblies ends with the 33rd General Assembly,
Feb. 23-Aug. 39, 1775. A new series of enumeration was begun with the 1st General Assembly in 1776. See LLMC #21115 and 21116 for related documents.
(Digitized from a microfilm copy of titles originally held by the Library of Congress).
Title:   Journal of the Senate of South Carolina : reformatted from the original and including, Journal of the Senate of the state of South Carolina ...
OCLC Number:   893919387
Available Volumes
NameFiche CountOnlinePaper Backup
Aug 25, 1671-June 24, 1680YesNo
Apr 11,1692-Sept 26, 1692YesNo
Jan 8, 1782-Feb 26, 1782YesNo
1842 Nov. 28-Dec. 20, Reg. sessionYesNo
1843 Nov. 27-Dec. 19, Reg. sessionYesNo
1844 Nov. 25-Dec. 18, Reg. sessionYesNo
1845 Nov. 24-Dec. 15, Reg. sessionYesNo
1846 Nov. 23-Dec. 18, Reg. sessionYesNo
1847 Nov. 22-Dec. 17 , Reg. sessionYesNo
1848 Nov. 6-7, Call sessionYesNo
1848 Nov. 27-Dec. 20, Reg. sessionYesNo
1849 Nov. 26-Dec. 19, Reg. sessionYesNo
1850 Nov. 25-Dec. 20, Reg. sessionYesNo
1851 nov. 24-Dec. 16, Reg. sessionYesNo
1852 Nov. 1-2, Call sessionYesNo
1852 Nov. 22-Dec. 16, Reg. sessionYesNo
1853 Nov. 28-Dec. 20, Reg. sessionYesNo
1854 Nov. 27-Dec. 21, Reg. sessionYesNo
1855 Nov. 26-Dec. 19, Reg. sessionYesNo
1856 Nov. 3-4, Call sessionYesNo
1856 Nov. 24-Dec. 20, Reg. sessionYesNo
1857 Nov. 23-Dec. 21, Reg. sessionYesNo
1858 Nov. 22-Dec. 21, Reg. sessionYesNo
1859 Nov. 28-Dec. 22, Reg. sessionYesNo
1860 Nov. 5-13, Call sessionYesNo
1860 Nov. 26-Dec. 22, Reg. sessionYesNo
1861 Jan. 3-28, Adj. sessionYesNo
1861 Nov. 4-6, Call sessionYesNo
1861 Nov. 24-Dec. 21, Reg. sessionYesNo
1862 Nov. 24-Dec. 18, Reg. sessionYesNo
1863 Jan. 20-Feb. 6, Adj. sessionYesNo
1863 Apr. 3-10, Call sessionYesNo
1863 Sept. 21-30, Call sessionYesNo
1863 Nov. 23-Dec. 17, Reg. sessionYesNo
1865 Oct. 25-Nov. 25, Call sessionYesNo
1865 Nov. 27-Dec. 21, Reg. sessionYesNo
1866 Sept. 4-21, Ext. sessionYesNo
1866 Nov. 26-Dec. 21, Reg. sessionYesNo
1868 July Sp SessYesNo
Nov 1869- Mar 1870YesNo
Nov 1870 - Mar 1871YesNo
Nov 1871 - Mar 1872YesNo
Nov 1872 - Feb 1873YesNo
Oct 1873 Ex SessYesNo
Nov 1873 - Mar 1874YesNo
Nov 1874 - Mar 1875YesNo
Nov 1875 - Apr 1876YesNo
Apr 1877 - June 1877 Ex SessYesNo
Nov 1878 - Dec 1878YesNo
Nov 1879 - Dec 1879YesNo
Feb 1880 Ex SessYesNo
Nov - Dec 1880YesNo
Nov - Dec 1882YesNo
Nov - Dec 1884YesNo
Nov - Dec 1885YesNo
Nov - Dec 1886YesNo
Nov - Dec 1887YesNo
Nov - Dec 1889YesNo
Nov - Dec 1891YesNo
Nov - Dec 1892YesNo
Nov - Dec 1893YesNo
Nov - Dec 1894YesNo
Jan - Mar 1896YesNo
Jan - Mar 1897YesNo
Jan - Feb 1898YesNo
Jan - Feb 1899YesNo
Jan - Feb 1900YesNo
Jan - Feb 1901YesNo
Jan - Feb 1902YesNo
Jan - Feb 1903YesNo
Jan - Feb 1904YesNo
Jan - Feb 1905YesNo
Jan - Feb 1906YesNo
Jan - Feb 1907YesNo
Jan - Mar 1908YesNo
Jan- Feb 1909YesNo
Jan - Feb 1910YesNo
Jan - Feb 1911YesNo
Jan - Feb 1912YesNo
Jan - Mar 1913YesNo
Jan - Mar 1914YesNo
Oct - Nov 1914 Ex SessYesNo
Jan - Feb 1915YesNo
Jan - Feb 1916YesNo
Jan -Feb 1917YesNo
Jan - Feb 1918YesNo
Jan - Mar 1919YesNo
Jan - Mar 1920YesNo
Jan - Mar 1921YesNo
Jan - Mar 1922YesNo
Jan - Mar 1923YesNo
Jan - Mar 1924YesNo
Jan - Apr 1925YesNo
Jan - Mar 1926YesNo
Jan - Apr 1927YesNo
Jan - Mar 1928YesNo
Jan - Mar 1929YesNo
Jan - Apr 1930YesNo
Jan - May 1931YesNo
Sept 1931 Ex SessYesNo
Jan - Apr 1932YesNo
Jan - May 1933YesNo
Jan - Mar 1934YesNo
Jan - May 1935YesNo
Jan - Apr 1936YesNo
Apr - June 1936 Prt 2YesNo
Jan - May 1937YesNo
Jan - May 1938YesNo
Jan - July 1939YesNo
Jan - June 1940YesNo
Jan - May 1941YesNo
Jan - Mar 1942; May 1942 Sp SessYesNo
Jan - Apr 1943YesNo
Jan - Mar 1944YesNo
Apr 1944 Ex SessYesNo
Jan - May 1945YesNo
Jan - Mar 1946YesNo
Apr 1946 Ex Sess & IndexYesNo
Jan - May 1947YesNo
Jan - Apr 1948YesNo
Jan - June 1949YesNo
Jan - June 1950YesNo
Jan - June 1951YesNo
Jan - Mar 1952YesNo
Jan - May 1953YesNo
Jan - Apr 1954YesNo
Jan - May 1955YesNo
Jan - June 1957YesNo
Jan - Apr 1958YesNo
Jan - May 1959YesNo
Jan - May 1960YesNo
Jan - May 1961YesNo
Jan - Apr 1962YesNo
Jan - June 1963YesNo
Jan - Apr 1964YesNo
Jan - June 1965YesNo
Dec 1965 - Jan 1966 Ex SessYesNo
Jan - May 1966YesNo
Jan - July 1967YesNo
Jan - June 1968YesNo
Jan - July 1969YesNo
Jan - May 1970YesNo
Jan - Nov 1971YesNo
Jan - July 1972YesNo
Jan - June 1973YesNo
Jan - Aug 1974YesNo
Jan - June 1975YesNo
Jan - July 1976YesNo
Dec 1976 Ex Sess & Jan - June 1977YesNo
Jan - July 1978YesNo
Jan - Aug 1979YesNo
Jan - May 1980YesNo
May - Aug 1980 V2YesNo
Jan - May 1981YesNo
May - Oct 1981YesNo
Jan - Apr 1982YesNo
Apr - June 1982 V2YesNo
Jan - May 1983YesNo
May - July 1983 V2YesNo
Nov 1983 Sp SessYesNo
Jan - May 1984 V1YesNo
May - Aug 1984 V2YesNo
Jan - May 1985 V1YesNo
May - June 1985 V2YesNo
Jan - May 1986YesNo
May - June 1986 V2YesNo
Jan - May 1987YesNo
May - June 1987YesNo
Jan - Mar 1988 V1YesNo
Mar - May 1988 V2YesNo
May - June 1988 V3YesNo
Jan - Apr 1989 V1YesNo
Apr - May 1989 V2YesNo
May - June 1989 V3YesNo
Jan - Apr 1990 V1YesNo
Apr - May 1990 V2YesNo
May - June 1990 V3YesNo
Jan - Mar 1991 V1YesNo
Mar - Apr 1991 V2YesNo
Apr - May 1991 V3YesNo
May - Sept 1991 V4YesNo