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About the Collection
The General Assembly Session Records digital collection features records of early North Carolina state legislatures found within the holdings of the State Archives of North Carolina. These documents consist of bills and resolutions, petitions, committee reports, messages from the governor, legislative messages, tally sheets, election certificates, resignations, and other material related to the work of each session of the General Assembly.
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The State Archives of North Carolina collects, preserves, manages and provides access to information that protects citizen rights, documents North Carolina history and culture, promotes transparency, and encourages stewardship of government records.
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Session of April-May, 1760: Bills
Session of April-May, 1758
Session of November-December, 1758
Session of May, 1759
Session of November 1759-January 1760: Bills, November 28-December 28
Session of November 1759-January 1760: Joint Committees; Committee of Claims and Committee of Public Accounts
Session of November 1759-January 1760: Lower House Papers; Excuses of Members and an Estimate of Pay and Allowance
Session of November 1759-January 1760: Lower House Papers; Message from Governor Dobbs
Session of November 1759-January 1760: Joint Resolutions, November 29-December 22
Session of November 1759-January 1760: Simple Resolution; January 8 (Governor's message only)