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1804-, Louisiana Session Laws
Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana: title varies, New Orleans/Baton Rouge, var. state printers, 1805– (French exploration of the
lower Mississippi Valley began in the late 1600s, and a French fort was established at Biloxi in 1699. The territory was under military governance
until 1712, when Louis XIV granted letters patent to Antoine Crozat for all of the Crown’s territory “between old and new Mexico and Carolina.” A
superior council was established with jurisdiction in all matters civil and criminal. Light-handed French rule extended for the next fifty years, after
which, in 1762, France ceded the ill-defined “Louisiana Territory” to Spain in compensation for the latter’s support during the Seven Years’ War. A much
more hands-on Spanish governance extended for the next 41 years until 1800, when France, under Napoleon I, reclaimed sovereignty. But events in Europe
soon overwhelmed Napoleon’s schemes for an “American Empire,” and on 30 April 1803, by the Treaty of Paris, sovereignty for the still ill-defined
“Louisiana Territory” passed to the United States. By the Breckinridge Act of 26 March 1804 the new territorial acquisition was split into an “Orleans
Territory” {comprising most of present-day Louisiana and holding most of the holdover French citizens} and a mostly empty “District of Louisiana” {later
The Territory of Missouri}, which was placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. governor for the Indiana Territory. In its first two years the Orleans
Territory was administered by a U.S. governor assisted by a Legislative Council. But the governor/legislative-council structure dissatisfied the
French citizens because it enabled Governor Clairborne to repeal or modify civil laws in force and to interfere with the continuance of slavery. In the
event the governor/legislative-council system survived for only two sessions; respectively starting on Dec. 3, 1804, and June 20, 1805. In 1805, in
response to petitions from the French and Creoles, the U.S. Congress granted to the citizens of the Orleans District a right to establish a new
territorial government, modeled as in other U.S. territories under the terms of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. That new government had an elected
twenty-five-man House of Representatives and a five-man Legislative Council appointed by the U.S. president. The Orleans Territorial Legislature met for three
two-year terms; 1806/07, 1808/09, & 1810/11. The Orleans Territory became the State of Louisiana in 1812, with its first state legislative session being
held in July of that year.) (Records that are part of the Early State Records collection were digitized from a microfilm copy of titles originally
held by the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, Illinois State Library, and the Louisiana State University Library).
Title:   Acts passed by the General Assembly of the state of Louisiana.
OCLC Number:   454140515
Available Volumes
NameFiche CountOnlinePaper Backup
1804 Oct. Sess. [Indiana Terr. for Louisiana]YesNo
1804 Dec. 1st Sess. (Eng. & Fr.)YesNo
1804 Dec. 1st Sess. (Fr.) (inc.)YesNo
1805 June 2nd Sess.YesNo
1806 Jan. 1st Legis., 1st Sess. (1806 printing)YesNo
1806 Jan. 1st Legis., 1st Sess. (1807 printing)YesNo
1807 Jan. 1st Legis., 2nd Sess.YesNo
1808 Jan. 2nd Legis., 1st Sess.YesNo
1809 Jan. 2nd Legis., 2nd Sess.YesNo
1810 Jan. 3rd Legis., 1st Sess.YesNo
1811 Jan. 3rd Legis., 2nd Sess.YesNo
Index, 1806-11YesNo
1812 July 1st Legis., 1st Sess. (State)YesNo
1812 Nov. 1st Legis., 2nd Sess.YesNo
1814 Jan. 1st Legis., 3rd Sess.YesNo
1814 Nov. 2nd Legis., 1st Sess.YesNo
1816 Jan. 2nd Legis., 2nd Sess.YesNo
1816 Nov. 3rd Legis., 1st Sess.YesNo
1818 Jan. 3rd Legis., 2nd Sess.YesNo
1819 Jan. 4th Legis., 1st Sess.YesNo
1820 Jan. 4th Legis., 2nd Sess.YesNo
1821 [i.e., 1820] Nov. 5th Legis., 1st Sess.YesNo
1822 Jan. 5th Legis., 2nd Sess.YesNo
1823 Jan. 6th Legis., 1st Sess.YesNo
1824 Jan. 6th Legis., 2nd Sess.YesNo
1824 Nov. 7th Legis., 1st Sess.YesNo
1825 [i.e., 1826] Jan. 7th Legis., 2nd Sess.YesNo
1827 Jan. 8th Legis., 1st Sess.YesNo
1828 Jan. 8th Legis., 2nd Sess.YesNo
1828 Dec. 9th Legis., 1st Sess.YesNo
1830 Jan. 9th Legis., 2nd Sess.YesNo
1831 Jan. 10th Legis., 1st Sess.YesNo
1831 Nov. 10th Legis., Ext. Sess.YesNo
1832 Jan. 10th Legis., 3rd Sess.YesNo
1833 Jan. 11th Legis., 1st Sess.YesNo
1833 Dec. 11th Legis., 2nd Sess.YesNo
1835 Jan. 12th Legis., 1st Sess.YesNo
1836 Jan. 12th Legis., 2nd Sess.YesNo
1837 Jan. 13th Assembly, 1st Sess.YesNo
1837 Dec. 13th Assembly, 2nd Sess.YesNo
1839 Jan. 14th Assembly, 1st Sess.YesNo
1840 Jan. 14th Assembly, 2nd Sess.YesNo
1841 Jan. 15th Assembly, 1st Sess.YesNo
1841 Dec. 15th Assembly, 2nd Sess.YesNo
1843 Jan. 16th Assembly, 1st Sess.YesNo
1844 Jan. 16th Assembly, 2nd Sess.YesNo
1845 Jan. 17th Legis., 1st Sess.YesNo
1846 Feb 1st Legis., 1st Sess.YesNo
1847 Jan. 1st Legis., 2nd Sess.YesNo
1848 Jan. 2nd Legis., 1st Sess.YesNo
1848 Dec. 2nd Legis., 2nd Sess.YesNo
1850 Jan. 3rd Legis., Reg. Sess.YesNo
1852 Jan. 4th Legis., Reg. Sess.YesNo
1858 Jan. 4th Legis., 1st Sess.YesNo
1859 Jan. 4th Legis., 2nd Sess.YesNo
1860 Jan. Reg. Sess.YesYes
1860 Jan. 5th Legis., 1st Sess.YesNo
1860 Dec. 5th Legis., Extra Sess.- 1861 Jan. 5th Legis., 2nd Sess.YesNo
1861 Nov. 6th Legis., 1st Sess.YesNo
1862 Dec. 27th (?) Legis., Extra Sess.YesNo
1863 May 6th Legis., Extra Sess.YesNo
1864 Jan. 7th Legis., 1st Sess.YesNo
1864 Oct./1865 1st Gen. Assembly, 1st & 2nd Sess.YesNo
1865 Jan. 7th Reg. Sess. (Eng. & Fr.)YesNo
1865 Nov. Ext. Sess. (Eng. & Fr.), c.2YesNo
1865 Nov. Ext. Sess. (Eng. & Fr.), c.1YesYes
1866 Jan. Reg. Sess., c.1YesYes
1866 Jan. Reg. Sess., c.2YesNo
1867 Jan. Reg. Sess.YesNo
1867 June Extra 3rd Sess., c.1YesYes
1867 June Extra 3rd Sess., c.2YesNo
1869 Jan. Reg. Sess.YesYes
1873 Jan. 1st Reg. Sess.YesYes
1874 Jan. 2nd Reg. Sess.YesYes
1875 Jan. 1st Reg. Sess. + Ext. Sess.YesYes
1876 Jan. 2nd Reg. Sess.YesYes
1877 Jan. Reg. Sess. + Mar. Ext. Sess.YesYes
1878 Jan. 2nd Reg. Sess. + Ext. Sess.YesYes
1879 Jan. 1st Reg. Sess.YesYes
1880 Jan. Reg. Sess.YesYes
1881 Dec. Ext. Sess. + 2nd Ext. Sess.YesYes
1882 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1884 May Reg SessYesYes
1886 May Reg SessYesYes
1888 May Reg SessYesYes
1890 May Reg SessYesYes
1892 May Reg SessYesYes
1894 May Reg SessYesYes
1907 Nov Ext. Sess.YesYes
1908 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1910 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1910 Aug Ext. Sess.YesYes
1912 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1912 Aug Ext. Sess.YesYes
1913 Sept 2nd Ext. Sess.YesYes
1914 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1915 May Ext. Sess.YesYes
1916 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1917 Jul Ext. Sess.YesYes
1918 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1918 Aug Ext. Sess.YesYes
1920 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1921 Sept Ext. Sess.YesYes
1922 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1924 May Reg. Sess.YesNo
1926 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1927 Sept Ext. Sess.YesYes
1928 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1928 Dec Ext. Sess.YesYes
1929 Mar Ext. Sess.YesYes
1930 May Reg Sess.YesYes
1930 Sept Ext. Sess.YesYes
1931 Aug Ext. Sess.YesYes
1932 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1934 Dec Ext. Sess.YesYes
1942 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1942 May Reg. Sess. Act 43YesYes
1942 Aug Ext. Sess.YesNo
1944 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1945 Oct Ext. Sess.YesYes
1946 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1947 Mar Ext. Sess.YesYes
1948 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1948 May Reg. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1948 Sept Ext. Sess.YesYes
1950 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1950 Mar Ext. Sess.YesYes
1950 Aug 2nd Ext. Sess.YesYes
1950 Sept 3rd Ext. Sess.YesYes
1951 Jun Ext. Sess.YesNo
1952 May Reg. Sess.YesNo
1953 Jul Ext. Sess.YesYes
1954 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1955 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1955 Jan Ext. Sess.YesNo
1956 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1956 Aug Ext. Sess.YesYes
1957 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1958 Nov Ext. Sess.YesYes
1959 May Reg. SessYesYes
1959 Aug Ext. Sess.YesYes
1960 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1960 May Reg. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1960 Nov 4 1st. Ext. Sess.YesYes
1960 Nov 16 2nd Ext. Sess.YesYes
1960 Dec 3rd Ext. Sess.YesYes
1961 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1961 Jan 1st Ext. Sess.YesYes
1961 Feb 2nd Ext. Sess.YesYes
1962 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1963 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1963 Jun 1st Ext. Sess.YesYes
1964 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1964 May Reg. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1964 Nov Ext. Sess.YesYes
1965 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1966 Nov Ext. Sess.YesYes
1967 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1967 Jul Ext. Sess.YesYes
1968 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1968 May Reg. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1968 May Reg. Sess. Pt. 3YesYes
1968 Nov Ext. Sess.YesYes
1969 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1970 May Reg. Sess.YesNo
1970 May Reg. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1970 Feb Ext. Sess.YesNo
1971 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1972 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1972 May Reg. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1972 Aug Ext. Sess.YesYes
1973 May Reg. Sess.YesNo
1973 Nov 42nd Ext. Sess.YesYes
1974 May Reg. Sess.YesYes
1974 May Reg. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1974 May Reg. Sess. Pt. 3YesYes
1974 Oct 43rd Ext. Sess.YesYes
1975 Apr Reg. Sess.YesYes
1975 Apr Reg. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1975 Jan 1st Ext. Sess.YesYes
1976 May Reg. Sess.YesNo
1976 May Reg. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1976 Aug 2nd Ext. Sess.YesYes
1977 Apr Reg. Sess.YesYes
1977 Apr Reg. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1977 Aug Ext. Sess.YesYes
1978 Apr Reg. Sess.YesYes
1978 Apr Reg. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1979 Apr Reg. Sess.YesYes
1979 Apr Reg. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1980 Apr Reg. Sess.YesYes
1980 Apr Reg. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1980 Mar 1st-2nd Ext. Sess.YesYes
1981 Apr Reg. Sess.YesYes
1981 Apr Reg. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1981 Nov Ext. Sess.YesYes
1982 Apr Reg. Sess.YesYes
1982 Apr Reg. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1983 Apr Reg. Sess.YesYes
1983 Apr Reg. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1983 Jan 1st Ext. Sess.YesYes
1983 Dec 2nd Ext. Sess.YesYes
1984 Apr Reg. Sess.YesYes
1984 Apr Reg. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1984 Mar 1st Ext. Sess.YesYes
1985 Apr Reg. Sess.YesYes
1985 Apr Reg. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1986 Apr Reg. Sess.YesYes
1986 Apr Reg. Sess. Pt. 2YesYes
1870-88 Annotated IndexYesYes