Journal of the South Carolina Court of General Sessions: 1769-1776

Call Number: HIL-MICL FC LPR .A4P8C6S6C6
Category: United States
Creator: America. South Carolina. Court of General Sessions
Description: 2 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm.; 16 mm.

Court of General Sessions during this period dispensed justice and administered the law in criminal cases to the white population in South Carolina. The journal includes proceedings of 23 court sessions, and it also documents South Carolina's transition from a statewide court system to a circuit court system. Its pages contain brief descriptions of crimes brought to trial, give the names of the accused and sometimes of an accuser or victim, and illustrate conviction and sentencing patterns. They also give names of presiding judges, defense attorneys, and jurors, and they hold presentments submitted by grand juries.  Subject terms include justice - crime and punishment.


The originals are held at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.

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Index available on separate reel. Organised alphabetically by surname and crime together, and includes the trial name and charge, date, and entry number.

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