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Resolutions of the General Assembly, 1779-1879


CALL NUMBER:        S 165018

CREATOR: General Assembly.

TITLE: Resolutions of the General Assembly

DATE: 1779-1879; (bulk 1782-1865)

VOLUME: 7.59 cubic ft. and 0.01 cubic ft.

ARRANGEMENT: Series arranged chronologically by year and there under by assigned number with a separate sequence for those items bearing no contemporary recording of the date (N.D. or No Date items).

SUMMARY SCOPE NOTE: Legislative resolutions were generally used to denote the adoption of a motion the subject of which did not properly constitute a statute. Many resolutions appointed various state officials or directed them to take certain actions. Other resolutions expressed opinion as to some matter, or constituted an alteration of rules or a vote of thanks or censure. The General Assembly adopted resolutions by vote. Resolutions, like other papers of the antebellum General Assembly, dealt with a very wide variety of subjects affecting most aspects of the lives of the state's citizens. In form, resolutions tend to be brief. Most are less than a page in length. Often they were dated and signed by the legislator who introduced them.

INDEX/FINDING AID: Indexed to the item level in the repository's On-line Index to Legislative Papers, 1782-1866, and in a fifteen-reel computer output microfilm (COM) Index to Legislative Papers made available by the repository in 1991. The numeric code 0010 016 was used to designate this series in the computer output microfilm index.

These indexes include personal names, geographic locations, and subject terms.

Entire series also available in digital form on the repository's website.  The images on the website are linked to index hits on the repository's On-line Records Index.

GENERAL NOTE: 1 folder, 1811, boxed with Committee Reports, 1805-1879.

HIERARCHICAL NOTE: Forms part of the records of the General Assembly.