Minutes of the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Georgia and Index to Plaintiffs and Defendants in the Circuit Court
New Search | Return to Search Results | View/Save/Print PDF

Minutes of the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Georgia and Index to Plaintiffs and Defendants in the Circuit Court

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: United States. National Archives and Records Administration.
Title: Minutes of the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Georgia and Index to Plaintiffs and Defendants in the Circuit Court
Dates: 1790-1860
Extent: 0.06 cubic feet (3 microfilm boxes)
Identification: MS 1737

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1789, a judiciary act created a system of district and circuit courts in the United States, designed to function in addition to the Supreme Court. The act divided the country into 13 judicial districts, which were then divided into eastern, middle, and southern circuits. The states of Georgia and South Carolina constituted the Southern Circuit. When the circuits were reorganized in 1802, Georgia and South Carolina became the 6th circuit.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a microfilm copy of "Minutes of the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Georgia, 1790-1842, and Index to Plaintiffs and Defendants in the Circuit Court, 1790-1860," created by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA collection M1184). The microfilm include seven volumes of minutes of the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Georgia, 1790-1842, and a one-volume index of plaintiffs and defendants in the Circuit Court, 1790-1860.


Index Terms

Judicial records.
Microfilms.
Minutes (administrative records)
United States. Circuit Court (6th Circuit)
United States. National Archives and Records Administration.

Location of Originals

Original records in the National Archives.


Technical Access Restrictions

A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Minutes of the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Georgia and Index to Plaintiffs and Defendants in the Circuit Court, MS 1737, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

roll

1X-1737-01. Minutes of the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Georgia: volume 1, May 1790-April 1793; volume 2, April 1793-November 1798; volume 3, November 1798-August, 1806; volume 4, December 1806-May 1816
 

roll

2X-1737-02. Minutes of the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Georgia: volume 5, December 1816-May 1823; volume 6, May 1823-July 1834
 

roll

3X-1737-03. Minutes of the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Georgia: volume 7, November 1834. Index to Plaintiffs and Defendants: in the District of Georgia, 1790-1848; in the Southern District of Georgia, 1848-1860