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1842- , Journal of the House of Representatives
(Journals of the Commons House/House of Representative Journals 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 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.)
Title:   Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of South-Carolina.
OCLC Number:   679324777
Available Volumes
NameFiche CountOnlinePaper Backup
Jan - Feb 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. 22YesNo
1861 Jan. 3-28YesNo
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 - Nov 1873 Sp SessYesNo
Nov 1873 - Mar 1874YesNo
Nov 1874 - Mar 1875YesNo
Nov 1875 - Apr 1876YesNo
Nov - Dec 1876YesNo
Apr - June 1877 Sp SessYesNo
Nov - Dec 1878YesNo
Nov - Dec 1879YesNo
Feb 1880 Sp SessYesNo
Nov - Dec 1880YesNo
Nov - Dec 1882YesNo
Nov - Dec 1884YesNo
Nov - Dec 1885YesNo
Nov - Dec 1886YesNo
Nov - Dec 1887YesNo
Nov - Dec 1888YesNo
Nov - Dec 1890YesNo
Nov - Dec 1891YesNo
Nov - Dec 1892YesNo
Nov - Dec 1893YesNo
Nov - Dec 1894YesNo
Jan - Mar 1896YesNo
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 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
Jan - Apr 1932YesNo
Jan - May 1933YesNo
Jan - Mar 1934YesNo
Mar - Apr 1934YesNo
Jan - Apr 1935YesNo
Apr - May 1935YesNo
Jan - Apr 1936YesNo
Apr - June 1936YesNo
Jan - Apr 1937YesNo
Apr - May 1937YesNo
Jan - Mar 1938YesNo
Mar - May 1938YesNo
Jan - Apr 1939YesNo
Apr - July 1939YesNo
Jan - Apr 1940YesNo
Apr - June 1940YesNo
Jan - May 1941YesNo
Jan - Mar 1942YesNo
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 - May 1950YesNo
May - June 1950 V2YesNo
Jan - May 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 - Apr 1961YesNo
Apr - May 1961 V2YesNo
Jan - Apr 1962YesNo
Jan - June 1963YesNo
Jan - Apr 1964YesNo
Jan - June 1965YesNo
Dec - Jan 1965 Ex SessYesNo
Jan - June 1966YesNo
Jan - May 1967YesNo
May - July 1967 V2YesNo
Jan - June 1968YesNo
Jan - July 1969YesNo
Jan - May 1970YesNo
Jan - May 1971YesNo
May - July 1971 V2YesNo
Sept - Nov 1971 V3YesNo
Jan - May 1972YesNo
May - July 1972 V2YesNo
Nov 1972 Ex SessYesNo
Jan - May 1973YesNo
May - July 1973 V2YesNo
Jan - May 1974YesNo
May - Aug 1974 V2YesNo
Jan - May 1974YesNo
May - June 1975 V2YesNo
Jan - Apr 1976YesNo
Apr - July 1976 V2YesNo
Dec 1976 Ex SessYesNo
Jan - Apr 1977YesNo
Apr - June 1977 V2YesNo
Jan - Apr 1978YesNo
Apr - July 1978 V2YesNo
Nov 1978 Org SessYesNo
Jan - May 1979YesNo
May - Aug 1979 V2YesNo
Jan - Apr 1980YesNo
Apr - Aug 1980 V2YesNo
Dec 1980 Org SessYesNo
Jan - Apr 1981YesNo
Apr - July 1981 V2YesNo
July - Oct 1981 V3YesNo
Jan - Mar 1982YesNo
Mar - May 1982 V2YesNo
May - June 1982 V3YesNo
Jan - Apr 1983/ Inc. Org SessYesNo
Apr - June 1983 V2YesNo
June - July 1983 V3YesNo
Nov 1983 Sp SessYesNo
Jan - Mar 1984YesNo
Mar - June 1984 V2YesNo
June - Aug 1984 V3YesNo
Jan - Apr 1985/ Incl. Org SessYesNo
Apr - June 1985 V2YesNo
June 1985 V3YesNo
Jan - Mar 1986YesNo
Mar - Apr 1986 V2YesNo
Apr - June 1986 V3YesNo
June 1986 V4YesNo
Jan - Mar 1987/ Incl. Org SessYesNo
Mar - May 1987 V2YesNo
May - June 1987 V3YesNo
Index 1987YesNo
Jan - Mar 1988YesNo
Mar - Apr 1988 V2YesNo
Apr - June 1988 V3YesNo
Index 1988YesNo
Jan - Mar 1989YesNo
Mar - May 1989 V2YesNo
May - June 1989 V3YesNo
Index 1989YesNo
Jan - Mar 1990YesNo
Mar - May 1990 V2YesNo
May - June 1990 V3YesNo
Index 1990YesNo