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1731-, South Carolina Session Laws (MS & print)
Session laws of the Province/Colony/State of South Carolina: various titles, 1731–, various state printers, 1731–. (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.)
(Volumes from 1731 to 1869 were digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Library of Congress and the Public Record Office in London,
England).
Title:   Acts and joint resolutions of the General Assembly of the state of South Carolina.
OCLC Number:   477227815
Available Volumes
NameFiche CountOnlinePaper Backup
1731 Aug. 20 (11 acts)YesNo
List of acts, 1731-35YesNo
1732 Feb. 26 (2 acts)YesNo
1732 Mar. 17YesNo
1733 Apr. 13 (2 acts)YesNo
1733 May 4YesNo
1733 May 4YesNo
1733 June 7-9 (9 acts)YesNo
1733 Sept. 15-22 (12 acts)YesNo
1733 Nov. 15-1736 June 26 (first incidence)YesNo
1733 Nov. 15-1736 June 26 (2nd incidence)YesNo
1734 Apr. 9 (3 acts)YesNo
1734 Apr. 9 (1 act; illegible)YesNo
1734 Apr. 9 (12 acts)YesNo
1734 Nov. 23YesNo
1735 Mar.-JuneYesNo
1735 Apr. 28YesNo
1735 Apr. 28 (4 acts)YesNo
1735 Jun 7 (2 acts)YesNo
1736 May 29 (14 acts)YesNo
1736 Nov.-1737 Mar.YesNo
1736 Dec. 14YesNo
1736 Dec. 16 (3 acts)YesNo
1737 Feb. 5YesNo
1737 Feb. 12 (2 acts)YesNo
1737 Mar. 5YesNo
1737 Mar. 5 (10 acts)YesNo
1738 Feb.-Mar. (MS)YesNo
1738 Feb.-1739 Apr. (Print)YesNo
1738 Mar. 25 (2 acts)YesNo
1738 ?YesNo
1738 Sept.YesNo
1738 Sept. 18 (2 acts)YesNo
1739 Jan.-JuneYesNo
1739 Apr. 9-11 (2 acts)YesNo
1739 Nov.-1742 JulyYesNo
1739 Dec.-1740 MayYesNo
1739 Dec. 18 (3 acts)YesNo
1740 Apr. 5 (3 acts)YesNo
1740 May 10 (2 acts)YesNo
1740 May 10 (3 acts)YesNo
1740 Sept.-1741 Feb.YesNo
1740 Sept. 19YesNo
1740 Dec. 20YesNo
1740 Dec. 20YesNo
1741 Feb. 28YesNo
1741 Mar. 26 (2 acts)YesNo
1741 July 3 (3acts)YesNo
1742 Mar. 8 (9 acts)YesNo
1742 July 10YesNo
1742 Sept. 14-1743 May 7YesNo
1743 May 6YesNo
1743 May 7 (6 acts)YesNo
1743 May 7 (2 acts)YesNo
1743 July (3 acts)YesNo
1744 May 29 (pp. 1-13 only)YesNo
1744 May 29 (pp. 6-7 wanting)YesNo
1745 Mar. 22-May 25YesNo
1746 Jan. 23-June 17YesNo
1747 Feb. 17YesNo
1747 June 13YesNo
1747 June 13 [Tax Act]YesNo
1748 Mar.-JuneYesNo
1749 June-1750 MayYesNo
1749 June 1 [Tax Act]YesNo
1751 Apr.-Aug.YesNo
1752 Oct.YesNo
1752 MayYesNo
1752 May 16 [Tax Act]YesNo
1753 Mar.-Aug.YesNo
1754 MayYesNo
1754 May 11 [Tax Act]YesNo
1755 Feb.-Apr.YesNo
1755 May-1758 MayYesNo
1755 May 20 [Tax Act]YesNo
1756 July 6 [Tax Act]YesNo
1757 May 21 [Tax Act]YesNo
1758 May 19 [Tax Act]YesNo
1759 Apr. 7YesNo
1759 Apr. 7 [Tax Act]YesNo
1760 Feb.-Aug.YesNo
1760 July 31 [Tax Act]YesNo
1761 Jan.-JulyYesNo
1761 Jan. 24 (MS)YesNo
1761 June (MS)YesNo
1761 July (MS)YesNo
1762 May-Sept.YesNo
1762 May 29 [Tax Act]YesNo
1762 May (MS)YesNo
1762 Sept. 13 (MS)YesNo
1764 Aug.-Oct.YesNo
1764 Aug. (MS)YesNo
1764 Oct. 6 [Tax Act]YesNo
1764 Oct. 6 [Tax Act] (MS)YesNo
1764 Oct. 6 [Cherokee trade] (MS)YesNo
1765 Jan.-Aug.YesNo
1765 Jan. 23 (MS)YesNo
1765 Feb. 1 [Supplemental Tax Act]YesNo
1765 Feb. 1 [Supplemental Tax Act] (MS)YesNo
1765 Apr. (MS)YesNo
1765 Aug. (MS)YesNo
IndexYesNo
1766 Mar. (MS)YesNo
1766 July 22 [Tax Act]YesNo
1766 July (MS)YesNo
1767 May 28 [Tax Act]YesNo
1767 Nov.-1768 Apr.YesNo
1769 June-Aug.YesNo
1769 July 29 (MS)YesNo
1769 Aug. (MS)YesNo
1769 Aug. 23 [Tax Act] (MS)YesNo
1769 Nov.-1770 Apr.YesNo
1770 Apr. (MS)YesNo
1771 Jan.-Mar.YesNo
1771 Feb.-Mar. (MS)YesNo
1775 Mar. (MS)YesNo
1776 Mar. 26 [Constitution]YesNo
1776 Apr. 6-11 [5 ordninances]YesNo
1776 Apr. 9-11 [8 acts]YesNo
1776 Sept.-Oc.tYesNo
1777 Jan. 17 [Tax Act]YesNo
1777 Aug.YesNo
1778 Jan.-Mar.YesNo
1778 Mar. 19 [Constitution]YesNo
1778 Sept.-Oct.YesNo
1779 Jan.-Feb.YesNo
1779 Sept. 9 [Tax Act]YesNo
1782 Jan.-Feb.YesNo
1782 Jan.-Feb. (J. Dunlap printing)YesNo
1783 Jan.-Mar.YesNo
1783 July-Aug.YesNo
1784 Jan.-Mar.YesNo
1785 Jan.-Mar.YesNo
1785 Sept.-Oct.YesNo
1786 Jan.-Mar.YesNo
1787 Jan.-Mar.YesNo
1788 Jan.-Feb.YesNo
1788 Oct.-Nov.YesNo
1789 Jan.-Mar.YesNo
1790 Jan.-Feb.YesNo
1791 Jan.-Feb. (short version)YesNo
1791 Jan.-Feb. (long version)YesNo
1791 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1792 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1793 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1794 Apr. Ext. sessionYesNo
1794 Nov. Reg. session (Columbia imprint)YesNo
1794 Nov. Reg. session (Charleston imprint)YesNo
1795 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1796 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1797 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1798 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1798 Nov. Reg. session (2d ed.)YesNo
1799 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1800 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1801 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1802 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1803 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1804 May Ext. sessionYesNo
1804 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1805 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1806 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1807 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1808 June Ext. sessionYesNo
1808 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1809 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1810 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1811 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1812 Aug. Ext. sessionYesNo
1812 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1813 Sept. Ext. sessionYesNo
1813 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1814 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1815 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1816 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1817 Mar. Ext. sessionYesNo
1817 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1818 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1819 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1820 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1821 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1822 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1823 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1824 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1825 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1826 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1827 Nov. Reg.-1828 Jan. Ext. sessionsYesNo
1828 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1829 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1830 Dec. Reg. sessionYesNo
1831 Nov. Reg. session (includes proceedings)YesNo
1832 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1833 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1834 Nov. Reg. session & 1832 Oct. Ext. session (aYesNo
1835 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1836 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1837 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1838 May Ext. sessionYesNo
1838 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1839 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1840 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1841 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1842 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1843 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1844 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1845 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1846 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1847 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1848 Nov. Called & Reg. sessionsYesNo
1849 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1850 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1851 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1852 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1853 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1854 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1855 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1856 Nov. 28 Reg. sessionYesNo
1857 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1858 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1859 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1860 Nov. 5 Called; Nov. 26 Reg.; 1861 Jan. Adj. sYesNo
1861 Nov. 24 Reg. sessionYesNo
1862 Nov. Reg.; 1863 Jan. Adj.; Apr. Called sessioYesNo
1863 Sept. Called & Nov. Reg. sessionsYesNo
1864 Nov. & 1865 Nov. Reg. sessionsYesNo
1865 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1866 Sept. Ext. sessionYesNo
1866 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1868 July Spec. session [Constitution]YesNo
1868 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1869 Nov. Reg. sessionYesNo
1882YesNo
1883YesNo
1882-84YesNo
1885 Nov Reg SessYesYes
1886 Nov Reg SessYesYes
1887 Nov Reg SessYesYes
1888-90YesYes
1891 Nov Reg SessYesYes
1892 Nov Reg SessYesYes
1893-94YesYes
1897 Jan Reg SessYesYes
1898 Jan Reg SessYesYes
1899 Jan Reg SessYesYes
1900 Jan Reg SessYesYes
1910 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1913 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1914 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1915 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1917 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1918 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1919 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1920 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1921 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1922 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1924 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1925 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1926 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1929 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1930 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1931 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1931 Sept Ext. Sess.YesNo
1933 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1934 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1935 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1936 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1937 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1938 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1939 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1940 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1942 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1943 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1944 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1944 Apr Ext. Sess.YesNo
1945 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1946 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1946 Apr Ext. Sess.YesNo
1947 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1948 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1949 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1950 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1951 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1952 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1953 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1954 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1955 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1956 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1956 Jun Ext. Sess.YesNo
1957 Jan Reg. Sess.YesYes
1958 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1959 Jan Reg. Sess. ActsYesNo
1960 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1961 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1962 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1963 Jan Reg. Sess.YesYes
1964 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1965 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1967 Jan Reg. Sess. ActsYesNo
1968 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1969 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1970 Jan Reg. Sess. ActsYesNo
1971 Jan Reg. Sess. ActsYesNo
1971 Recon. Sess. ActsYesNo
1972 Jan Reg. Sess.YesNo
1973 Jan Reg. Sess. ActsYesNo
1973 Sept Ext. Sess. ActsYesNo
1974 Jan Reg. Sess. ActsYesNo
1975 Jan Reg. Sess. ActsYesNo
1976 Jan Reg. Sess. ActsYesNo
1977 Jan Reg. Sess. ActsYesNo
1978 Jan Reg. Sess. ActsYesNo
1979 Jan Reg. Sess. ActsYesNo
1980 Jan Reg. Sess. ActsYesNo
1981 Jan Reg. Sess. ActsYesNo
1982 Jan Reg. Sess. ActsYesNo
1983 Jan Reg. Sess. ActsYesNo
1983 Nov Ext. Sess. ActsYesNo
1984 Jan Reg. Sess. ActsYesNo
1985 Jan Reg. Sess. ActsYesNo
1986 Jan Reg. Sess. Acts Pt. 1YesNo
1986 Jan Reg. Sess. Acts Pt. 2YesNo