Papers : 1785 - 1830.

Call Number: HIL-MICL FC LPR .N4A8P3
Category: New Brunswick
Creator: New Brunswick. House of Assembly.
Description: 19 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm
            The Legislative Assembly Papers, also known as Sessional Papers,  are one of the most historically significant, diverse and fascinating research sources for any study of early New Brunswick history.  Through these records, it is possible for today's scholars to catch a glimpse of life, society and politics during the Provinces formative years.  This material contains a record of the regular business and proceedings of the House.
            The Papers, which are drafts, are arranged chronologically and the content is truly diverse. Included are Bills which became law, and Bills which did not become law; messages and other letters relating to Bills before the Legislature;  addresses to the Legislature by the Lieutenant Governor and addresses to the Governor; Treasurers' reports;  petitions and memorials from groups and individuals on a myriad of subjects;  rules and regulations for the government of the House; accounts submitted for payment;  memoranda;  letters;  committee reports; lists of appointees;  messages from the Legislative Council;  papers relating to public roads and ferries;  reports of ships arriving at Saint John with information on their cargoes and the ports from which they sailed;  reports of surveyors;  and a host of other matters.

Originals: The original Papers are held by the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick.
Archival Ref. No.: Availability of other formats: PANB RS 24, S1 - S39. RLE/786 - RLE/830
Finding Aids:
            A Calendar, a General Inventory and an Index are all available on one reel of microfilm.

A microfilm shelf list is available in print.
Electronic Finding Aid Record: NB House of Assembly Papers 1786-1830 Shelf List.pdf
Notes: Each of the above-mentioned finding aids covers, roughly, the same time period of 1786 to 1839, but they vary in style, the order in which the material is listed, and the amount of information that is provided. Researchers should note that while the Papers are arranged in chronological order, the items were not numbered before microfilming took place. Thus, locating a particular item from any of the finding aids may require a considerable degree of time and patience.
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