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Court of Common Pleas
Minutes, 1804 - 1816
Series Description: Minutes of the proceedings before judges of the Court of Common Pleas, Territory of Louisiana. These are the daily proceedings during the term of court, as recorded by the Clerk. Indicates orders and actions taken. Index included in volume.
Volume Date Span Missouri State Archives Microfilm Reel Number
A 12/1804 - 03/1809 C36956
B 11/1809 - 11/1816 C36956
Court of Common Pleas
Dockets and Records, 1804 - 1816
Series Description: Record of all proceedings of Court of Common Pleas prepared from minute book, showing date, term of court, officials in attendance, style and number of case, motions head, orders granted, judgments entered, all other action taken by court, and adjournment. Arranged chronologically. Index included in volume.
Volume Date Span Missouri State Archives Microfilm Reel Number
A 12/1804 - 03/1806 C36956
B 12/1804 - 03/1806 C36957
Circuit Court
Case File Indexes, Direct and Inverted, 1804 - 1875
Series Description: Indexes to cases filed in the Circuit Court, its predecessors and subsidiary courts.
Direct Indexes are arranged alphabetically by the first letter of the Plaintiff's last name and thereafter by term of court (year/month) and case number.
Indirect Indexes are arranged alphabetically by the first letter of the Defendant's last name and thereafter by term of court (year/month) and case number.
Title Date Span Missouri State Archives Microfilm Reel Number
Direct Index 1807-1848 C36308
Inverted Index 1807-1848 C37315
Direct Index 1848-1863 C40336
Inverted Index 1848-1863 C40336
Direct Index 1863-1869 C35528
Inverted Index 1863-1869 C35528
Direct Index 1870-1875 C42212
Inverted Index 1870-1875 C42212
Inverted Index 1875-1879 C42519
Circuit Court
Records and Indexes, 1816 - 1883
Series Description: Permanent record of proceedings of Circuit Court. Includes terms of court, date, officials in attendance, number and style of case, detailed statement in formal language of any proceedings, motions, judgments, actions taken, adjournment. Arranged chronologically. * Indicates those volumes with index included. Other volumes may have separate indexes listed below.
Volume Date Span Missouri State Archives Microfilm Reel Number
01 11/1816 - 12/1819 C25797
02* 12/1819 - 08/1821 C25797
03* 08/1821 - 07/1824 C25797 and C25798
04* 10/1824 - 05/1827 C25798
05* 07/1827 - 04/1830 C25798
06* 03/1830 - 07/1833 C25798 and C25799
07 07/1833 - 12/1835 C25799
08 03/1836 - 12/1837 C25799 and C25800
09 03/1838 - 12/1839 C25800
10 12/1839 - 06/1840 C25800
11 07/1840 - 01/1841 C25800 and C25801
12 01/1841 - 08/1841 C25801
13* 0/1841 - 02/1843 C25801
14 4/1843 - 03/1844 C25801 and C25802
15 4/1844 - 01/1845 C25802
16 1/1845 - 12/1845 C25802
17 2/1845 - 06/1847 C25802 and C25803
18 6/1847 - 12/1848 C25803
19 1/1849 - 05/1850 C25803
20 05/1850 - 03/1851 C25804
21 04/1851 - 05/1852 C25804
22 05/1852 - 02/1853 C25804
23 02/1853 - 12/1853 C25805
24 06/1854 - 04/1855 C25805
25 04/1855 - 05/1856 C25805
26 10/1856 - 12/1857 C42654
27 02/1858 - 06/1858 C42654
28 10/1858 - 06/1859 C42655
29 06/1859 - 04/1860 C42655
30 04/1860 - 04/1861 C42656
31 04/1861 - 11/1862 C42657
32 11/1862 - 11/1864 C42657 and C42658
33 11/1864 - 12/1865 C42658
34 02/1866 - 02/1867 C42659
General Term Record 01 01/1866 - 02/1872 C35526
General Term Record 02 02/1872 - 10/1883 C35527
Chancery Court
Returns, 1811 - 1847
Series Description: This volume indexes the returns for cases heard before the General Court or the Circuit Court, sitting as a court of chancery. Chancery records were maintained separately from the court's civil files. Cases are numbered consecutively from July 1811 to November of 1845. Cases from April of 1846 to November of 1847 are listed by term and assigned numbers within the term.
Date Span Missouri State Archives Microfilm Reel Number
1811 - 1847 C37315
Chancery Court
Record Books, 1812 - 1849
Series Description: Proceedings in cases tried before circuit court in chancery without jury, giving title and number of case, term of court, date, action taken, and signature of chancellor. Arranged chronologically.
Volume Date Span Missouri State Archives Microfilm Reel Number
01 10/17/1811-09/12/1838 C45169
02 11/12/1838-06/30/1845 C45169
03 07/01/1845-06/30/1838 C45170
04 11/20/1848-11/11/1859 C45170
Criminal Court
Record Books, 1831 - 1876
Series Description: Permanent records of proceedings of Criminal Court cases. Includes terms of court, date, officials in attendance, number and style of case detailed statement in formal language of any proceedings, motions, judgments, actions taken, adjournment. Arranged chronologically. * Indicates a missing volume.
Volume Date Span Missouri State Archives Microfilm Reel Number
01 03/28/1831-07/18/1838 C43860
02* 1838-1842  
03 11/07/1842-12/05/1845 C43860 and C43861
04 01/05/1846-06/09/1848 C43861
05 07/03/1848-12/27/1849 C43862
06 01/07/1850-12/15/1851 C43862 and C43863
07 12/16/1851-12/24/1853 C43863 and C43864
08 01/02/1854-05/29/1856 C43864
09 07/07/1856-11/20/1858 C43865
10 01/03/1859-08/06/1860 C43866
11 09/03/1860-05/26/1862 C43866 and C43867
12 07/07/1862-08/08/1864 C43867 and C43868
13 09/05/1864-07/28/1866 C43868 and C43869
14 09/03/1866-01/02/1869 C43869
15 01/04/1869-12/31/1870 C43870
16 01/02/1871-11/27/1871 C43870
17 01/06/1873-10/14/1874 C43870 and C43871
18 11/02/1874-11/04/1876 C43871 and C43872
Criminal Court
Index Record Books, 1831 - 1876
Series Description: Alphabetical index to case records in the Criminal Court. Gives case number, name of defendant, nature of offense, volume and page where proceedings and costs are recorded, dispositions, and date. Arranged alphabetically by name of defendant. * Indicates a missing volume.
Volume Date Span Missouri State Archives Microfilm Reel Number
1*    
2 1838 1842 C 44581
3 11/1842 12/1845 C 44581
4 01/1846 06/1848 C 44581
5 07/1848 12/1849 C 44581
6 01/1850 12/1851 C 44581
7 12/1851 12/1853 C 44581
8 01/1854 05/1856 C 44581
9 07/1856 11/1858 C 44581
10 01/1859 08/1860 C 44581
11 09/1860 06/1862 C 44581
12 07/1862 08/1864 C 44581
13 09/1864 07/1866 C 44581
14 09/1866 10/1869 C 44581
15 01/1869 12/1870 C 44581
16 01/1871 11/1871 C 44581
17 01/1873 10/1874 C 44581
18 11/1874 11/1876 C 44581
Microfilm
Copies of microfilm reels may be ordered from the Missouri State Archives at a cost of $15 per reel.
To microfilm reels, send a letter listing all the individual roll numbers (i.e. C12345 or F325), or a copy of the Microfilm Duplication Order Form, along with a check for the total amount due ($15.00 for each roll of microfilm ordered) to:
Missouri State Archives
P.O. Box 1747
Jefferson City, MO 65102