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U.S. Colonial Laws: North Carolina

This guide lists sources of laws of the original thirteen colonies.

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Colonial Records of North Carolina; Published under the supervision of the trustees of the public libraries, by order of the General Assembly, collected and edited by William L. Saunders.  Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Co., 1993-95.  30 vol. in 28.  Note: Laws are in Vol. 23-25.

 

This set is available online as a searchable database, Colonial and State Records of North Carolina:

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A complete revisal of all the acts of Assembly, of the province of North-Carolina, now in force and use.  Together with the titles of all such laws as are obsolete, expired, or repealed.  With marginal notes and references, and an exact table to the whole.  Newbern, Printed by J. Davis, Printer to the Honourable the House of Assembly, 1773.

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A collection of all the public acts of Assembly, of the province of North-Carolina: now in force and use. : together with the titles of all such laws as are obsolete, expir'd, or repeal'd : and also, an exact table of the titles of the acts in force / revised by commissioners appointed by an act of the General Assembly of the said province, for that purpose, and examined with the records, and confirmed in full assembly. [published 1751]

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Available to Borrow from OhioLINK

Colonial Records of North Carolina; Published under the supervision of the trustees of the public libraries, by order of the General Assembly, collected and edited by William L. Saunders.  Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Co., 1993-95.  30 vol. in 28.  Note: Laws are in Vol. 23-25.

 There are also volumes available to be borrowed from other OhioLINK libraries at:

Record 1

Record 2

 

Also Available to Borrow from OhioLINK

State records of North Carolina, published under the supervision of the trustees of the public libraries, by order of the General Assembly.  Goldsboro, NC, Nash Brothers, printers, 1886-1907.  26 vols. Note: Laws are in Vol. 23-25.

There are copies to borrow from other OhioLINK libraries at this record.

 

There are also copies to borrow of a reprint edition published by AMS Press in 1968-1978 in 30 vol. at this record.