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1854-, Washington Legislative Journals, House
Journals of the House of Representatives of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Washington: title varies, 1854–, Olympia, var. state printers,
1854–. (The pre-statehood history of present-day Washington was mostly bound up with a larger area called the Oregon territory. At the end of the
eighteenth century the phrase “Oregon Territory ” signified a vast but amorphous area stretching from somewhere above the Spanish settlements in California
to somewhere below the Russian settlements in Alaska, and including everything between the Rockies and the Pacific. Spain, Russia, Great Britain,
and the United States all made equally nebulous claims on the area. By 1818 the lack of forces on the ground having rendered the Spanish claims
untenable, the United States and Great Britain attempted to exclude all other parties by signing a Convention of Joint Occupation. The reality of the latter
was confirmed in 1821, when Russia agreed to limit its settlements to areas within present-day Alaska. The joint U.S./U.K. occupation kept the peace
for a decade or two while the area was virtually unpopulated. A legislature of sorts functioned in the more American part of the territory during
1844-49. The laws adopted by that body can be found in the compiled laws of Oregon, 1853. By the mid-1840s there were sufficient American settlers in the
southern portions of the condominium that determining who was in charge came near to being a causus belli. Fortunately, in 1846 President Polk
negotiated a treaty that conceded everything north of the forty-nine parallel, and all of Vancouver Island, to Great Britain. In 1848 Congress organized
everything south of the forty-nine parallel as the Territory of Oregon. The Territory of Oregon Legislative Assembly first met in July of 1849. By 1854 the
area comprising the present-day State of Washington had been severed off and organized into Washington Territory. The first session of the Washington
Territory Legislative Assembly met in December, 1854. Statehood came on 22 February 1889, with the first session of the Washington State Legislative
Assembly meeting in December 1889.)
Title:   House journal of the state of Washington : reformatted from the original and including, Journal of the House of Representatives of the Territory of Washington ...
OCLC Number:   823158172
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1889 Nov 1st Leg0YesNo
1891 Jan 2d LegYesNo
1893 Jan 3d LegYesNo
1895 Jan 4th LegYesNo
1897 Jan 5th LegYesNo
1899 Jan 6th LegYesNo
1901 Jan 7th LegYesNo
1903 Jan 8th LegYesNo
1905 Jan 9th LegYesNo
1907 Jan 10th LegYesNo
1909 Jan 11th LegYesNo
1909 Extra SessionYesNo
1911 Jan 12th LegYesNo
1913 Jan 13th LegYesNo
1915 Jan 14th LegYesNo
1917 Jan 15th LegYesNo
1919 Jan 16th LegYesNo
1920 Mar 16th Leg Ext SessYesNo
1921 Jan 17th LegYesNo
1923 Jan 18th LegYesNo
1925 Jan 19th Leg YesNo
1925 Jan 19th Leg Ext SessYesNo
1927 Jan 20th LegYesNo
1929 Jan 21st Leg YesNo
1931 Jan 22d LegYesNo
1933 Jan 23d Leg YesNo
1933 Dec 23d Leg Ext SessYesNo
1935 Jan 24th LegYesNo
1937 Jan 25th LegYesNo
1939 Jan 26th LegYesNo
1941 Jan 27th LegYesNo
1943 Jan 28th LegYesNo
1944 Feb 28th Leg Ext SessYesNo
1945 Jan 29th LegYesNo
1947 Jan 30th LegYesNo
1949 Jan 31st LegYesNo
1951 Aug 32d Leg 2d Ext SessYesNo
1953 Jan 33d Leg YesNo
1953 Mar 33d Leg Ext Sess YesNo
1955 Jan 34th LegYesNo
1955 Mar 34th Leg Ext SessYesNo
1957 Jan 35th Leg YesNo
1959 Jan 36th LegYesNo
1959 Mar 36th Leg Ext SessYesNo
1961 Jan 37th LegYesNo
1961 Mar 37th Leg Ext SessYesNo
1963 Jan 38th LegYesNo
1963 Mar 38th Leg Ext SessYesNo
1965 Jan 39th Leg YesNo
1965 Mar 39th Leg 1st Ext Sess YesNo
1967 Jan 40th LegYesNo
1967 Jan 40th Leg 1st Ext SessYesNo
1969 Jan 41st LegYesNo
1969 Mar 41st Leg 1st Ext SessYesNo
1970 Jan 41st Leg 2d Ext SessYesNo
1971 Jan 42d LegYesNo
1971 Mar 42d Leg 1st Ext SessYesNo
1972 Jan 42d Leg 2d Ext SessYesNo
1973 Jan 43d LegYesNo
1973 Mar 43d Leg 1st Ext SessYesNo
1973 Sep 43d Leg 2d Ext SessYesNo
1974 Jan 43d Leg 3d Ext SessYesNo
1975 Jan 44th LegYesNo
1975 Jan 44th Leg 1st Ext SessYesNo
1975 Mar 44th Leg 2d Ext SessYesNo
1977 Jan 45th Leg YesNo
1977 Mar 45th Leg 1st Ext SessYesNo
1977 May 45th Leg 1st Ext SessYesNo
1979 Jan 46th Leg YesNo
1979 Mar 46th Leg 1st Ext SessYesNo
1979 Apr 46th Leg 1st Ext SessYesNo
1980 Jan 46th Leg YesNo
1981 Jan 47th LegYesNo
1981 Apr 47th Leg 1st Sp SessYesNo
1981 Nov 47th Leg 2d Sp SessYesNo
1982 Jan 47th Leg YesNo
1982 Mar 47th Leg 1st Sp SessYesNo
1982 Jun 47th Leg 2d Sp SessYesNo
1983 Jan 48th LegYesNo
1983 Apr 48th Leg 1st Sp SessYesNo
1983 May 48th Leg 2d Sp SessYesNo
1983 Sept 48th Leg 3d Sp SessYesNo
1984 Jan 48th LegYesNo
1985 Jan 49th LegYesNo
1985 Jan 49th LegYesNo
1985 Jun 49th Leg Sp SessYesNo
1986 Jan 49th LegYesNo
1986 Aug 49th Leg Sp SessYesNo
1987 Jan 50th LegYesNo
1987 Jan 50th LegYesNo
1987 Apr 50th Leg 1st Sp SessYesNo
1987 Aug 50th Leg 2d Sp SessYesNo
1987 Oct 50th Leg 3d Sp SessYesNo
1988 Jan 50th LegYesNo
1988 Mar 50th Leg 1st Sp SessYesNo
1989 Jan 51st Leg YesNo
1989 Jan 51st Leg YesNo
1989 Apr 51st Leg 1st Sp Sess YesNo
1989 May 51st Leg 2d Sp Sess YesNo
1990 Jan 51st Leg YesNo
1990 Jan 51st Leg YesNo
1990 Apr 51st Leg 1st Sp Sess YesNo
1990 June 51st Leg 2d Sp Sess YesNo
1991 Jan 52d LegYesNo
1991 Jan 52d LegYesNo
1991 June 52d Leg 1st Sp SessYesNo