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1798-, House of Representatives Journals
1798 - Journals of the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the Territory/State of Mississippi, which met at Natchez and Jackson
during various sessions. Apart from their Native American inhabitants, parts of present-day Mississippi were successively ruled by the Spanish, the French
and the British during the more than two centuries between first contact by Hernando de Soto in 1540 up to the American Revolution. England ceded its
claims to the U.S. after the Revolution, and Spain relinquished its claims in 1798 and 1810. The Mississippi Territory was first organized by
Congress in 1798, but was subsequently expanded to include additional territory that had been in dispute between the United States and Spain. Initially the
Mississippi Territory also included a large eastern portion, which later became the Territory and State of Alabama. The whole of the massive and
sparsely settled Mississippi Territory was governed from Natchez by a governor appointed under the terms of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. The territorial
years were unhappy ones for the easterners, who were isolated from the territorial government in Natchez and consistently underrepresented in its
legislature. After two decades the conflicting claims to parts of the larger territory by Georgia had been settled with monetary payments and those of
the Native Americans by war. The only question remaining for Congress was whether to admit the whole of the vast Mississippi Territory as one large
state, as the westerners wanted, or as two entities, with Alabama being separate, as desired by the easterners. Congress went with the second option. In
1917 Mississippi was made a state, and Alabama was severed off as the Alabama Territory. For the first five years the capital of Mississippi was
maintained at Natchez. But starting in 1822 the legislature began meeting in the more centrally located present capital, Jackson. (Documents which were
part of the Early State Records collection were digitized from a microfilm copy of titles originally held by the Library of Congress, Mississippi
Department of Archives and History, Mississippi State Library, Duke University Library, New York Public Library, Massachusetts State Library, and other
Title:   Journal of the House of Representatives of the state of Mississippi : reformatted from the original and including, Journal of the House of Representatives of the Mississippi Territory ...
OCLC Number:   871043261
Available Volumes
NameFiche CountOnlinePaper Backup
Dec 1806, 4th Assy., 1st Sess. (inc.)YesNo
Nov 1811, 7th Assy., 1st Sess. (inc.)YesNo
Nov 1812, 7th Assy., 2nd Sess.YesNo
Nov 1814, 8th Assy., 2nd Sess.YesNo
Nov. 1816, 9th Assy., 2nd Sess. (inc.)YesNo
Oct. 1817-Feb. 1818, 1st Sess.YesNo
Jan 1820 3d SessYesNo
Jan 1821 4th SessYesNo
Nov 1821 5th SessYesNo
June 1822 Adj SessYesNo
Dec 1822 6th SessYesNo
Dec 1823 7th SessYesNo
Jan 1825 8th SessYesNo
Jan 1826 9th SessYesNo
Jan 1827 10th SessYesNo
Jan 1828 11th SessYesNo
Jan 1829 12th SessYesNo
Jan 1830 13th SessYesNo
Nov 1830 14th SessYesNo
Nov 1831 15th SessYesNo
Jan 1833 16th SessYesNo
Nov 1833 17th SessYesNo
Jan 1835 Call. SessYesNo
Jan 1836 Reg SessYesNo
Jan 1837 Adj SessYesNo
Apr 1837 Call Sess (inc.)YesNo
Jan 1838 Reg SessYesNo
Jan 1839 Adj SessYesNo
Jan 1840 Reg SessYesNo
Jan 1841 Adj SessYesNo
Jan 1842 Reg SessYesNo
July 1843 Call. SessYesNo
Jan 1844 Reg SessYesNo
Jan 1846 Reg SessYesNo
Jan 1848 Reg SessYesNo
Jan 1850 Reg SessYesNo
Nov 1850 Call. SessYesNo
Jan 1852 Reg SessYesNo
Oct 1852 Call. SessYesNo
Jan 1854 Reg SessYesNo
Jan 1856 SessYesNo
Dec 1856 Adj SessYesNo
Nov 1857 Reg SessYesNo
Nov 1857 AppendixYesNo
Nov 1858 Call. SessYesNo
Nov 1858 AppendixYesNo
Nov 1859 Reg SessYesNo
Nov 1859 AppendixYesNo
Nov 1860 Call. SessYesNo
Jan 1861 Call. SessYesNo
Jan 1861 AppendixYesNo
July 1861 Call. SessYesNo
Nov 1861 Reg SessYesNo
Nov 1861 AppendixYesNo
Dec 1862 Call. SessYesNo
Nov 1863 Reg. SessYesNo
Mar 1864 Call. SessYesNo
Feb 1865 Call. SessYesNo
Oct 1865 Reg SessYesNo
Oct 1865 AppendixYesNo
Oct 1866 Call. Sess & Jan 1867 Adj SessYesNo
Oct 1866 & Jan 1867 AppendixYesNo
Jan 1870 SessYesNo
1871, AppYesNo
Jan 1872 SessYesNo
1872 App, c.1YesNo
1872, App, c.2YesNo
Jan 1873 SessYesNo
Feb 1873 SessYesNo
Oct 1873 Call SessYesNo
Jan 1874 SessYesNo
Dec 1874 Called SessYesNo
Jan 1875 SessYesNo
Jan 1876 SessYesNo
Jan 1877 SessYesNo
Jan 1878 SessYesNo
Jan 1880 SessYesNo
Jan 1882 SessYesNo
Jan 1884 SessYesNo
Jan 1886 SessYesNo
Jan 1890 SessYesNo
Jan 1892 Reg SessYesNo
Jan 1894 Sp SessYesNo
Jan 1896 SessYesNo
Apr 1897 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1898 Sp SessYesNo
Jan 1900 SessYesNo
Jan 1902 SessYesNo
Jan 1904 SessYesNo
Jan 1908 Sp SessYesNo
Jan 1910 Sp SessYesNo
Nov 1911 Sp SessYesNo
Jan 1912 SessYesNo
June 1913 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1914 SessYesNo
Jan 1916 SessYesNo
Sept 1917 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1918 SessYesNo
Jan 1920 SessYesNo
Jan 1922 SessYesNo
Jan 1924 SessYesNo
Jan 1926 SessYesNo
Jan 1928 SessYesNo
Oct 1928 SessYesNo
June 1929 SessYesNo
Jan 1930 SessYesNo
Sept 1931 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1932 SessYesNo
Dec 1932 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1934 SessYesNo
Oct 1935 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1936 SessYesNo
Sep 1936 Ex SessYesNo
Nov 1936 2d Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1938 SessYesNo
July 1938 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1940 SessYesNo
Jan 1942 SessYesNo
Jan 1944 SessYesNo
1944 Nov Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1946 SessYesNo
Mar 1947 1st Ex SessYesNo
Nov 1947 2d Ex SessYesNo
Nov 1949 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1950 SessYesNo
Jan 1952 SessYesNo
Nov 1953 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1954 SessYesNo
Sept 1954 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1955 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1956 SessYesNo
Nov 1957 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1958 SessYesNo
Dec 1959 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1960 SessYesNo
Aug 1961 1st Ex SessYesNo
Oct 1961 2d Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1962 SessYesNo
Sept 1962 1st Ex SessYesNo
Nov 1962 2d Ex SessYesNo
Feb 1963 1st Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1964 SessYesNo
June 1964 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1966 SessYesNo
July 1969 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1970 SessYesNo
Jan 1971 SessYesNo
Jan 1972 SessYesNo
Jan 1973 SessYesNo
Jan 1974 SessYesNo
Jan 1975 SessYesNo
Jan 1976 SessYesNo
June 1976 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1977 SessYesNo
Aug 1977 Ex SessYesNo
Oct 1977 2d Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1978 SessYesNo
Jan 1979 SessYesNo
May 1979 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1980 SessYesNo
Jan 1981 SessYesNo
Aug 1981 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1982 SessYesNo
Dec 1982 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1983 SessYesNo
June 1983 1st Ex SessYesNo
Nov 1983 2d Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1984 SessYesNo
June 1984 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1986 SessYesNo
May 1986 Ex SessYesNo