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Digital Collection now Complete: The General Assembly Session Records

After three years, The General Assembly Session Records digital collection is now online!

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Governor Josiah Martin addressing the General Assembly before dissolving it on April 7, 1775. (Document from GASR Colonial, Box 8)

This digital collection covers the session records from 1709 to 1814, located in the State Archives of North Carolina. The physical collection includes records that extend to 1999, but we wanted to highlight the history of colonial North Carolina and the days of early statehood. The documents include Senate and House bills, joint resolutions, propositions, filed grievances, boundary disputes, and petitions that typically discussed divorces, inheritances, name changes and emancipation.

For more information on the General Assembly and North Carolina during this time period, check out these NCpedia  pages:

If you are interested in other State Archives of North Carolina digital collections related to this topic, click on one of the links below: