Massachusetts Acts and Resolves

The Acts and Resolves, which contains the session laws and resolves passed by the Massachusetts legislature, is among the State Library’s most highly used resources

Overview

Earlier volumes (pre-1900) have interesting supplemental material, including governor’s addresses, lists of those who had a change of name and lists of state governmental officials. Volumes dating back to 1692 have been digitized and are available in two different locations.

 

1692 to 2010

State Library’s DSpace Repository: Best for searching for an act. Each act is in its own file for faster searching and retrieval.

1692 to 1959

Internet Archive: Best for searching for a resolve or looking at supplementary material.

 

Massachusetts Acts and Resolves Available in the Internet Archive

Acts 1692-1714

General Laws 1837-1838

1878

1918 (Special Acts)

Acts 1715-1741

Special Laws 1781-1794

1879

1919 (General Acts)

Acts 1742-1756

Special Laws 1795-1802

1880

1919 (Special Acts)

Acts 1757-1768

Special Laws 1802-1805

1881

1920

Acts 1769-1780

Special Laws 1806-1814

1882

1921

Private Acts 1692-1780

Special Laws 1814-1821

1883

1922

Resolves 1692-1702

Special Laws 1822-1830

1884

1923

Resolves 1703-1707

Special Laws 1830-1837

1885

1924

Resolves 1708-1719

Resolves May 1806-Mar 1810

1886

1925

Resolves 1720-1725

Resolves May 1810-Feb 1812

1887

1926

Resolves 1726-1733

Resolves May 1812-Mar 1815

1888

1927

Resolves 1734-1740

Resolves May 1815-Feb 1819

1889

1928

Resolves 1741-1747

Resolves May 1819-Feb 1824

1890

1929

Resolves 1747-1752

Resolves May 1824-Mar 1828

1891

1930

Resolves 1753-1756

Resolves May 1828-June 1831

1892

1931

Resolves 1757-1760

Resolves Jan 1832-Apr 1834

1893

1932

Resolves 1761-1764

Resolves Jan 1835-Apr 1838

1894

1933

Resolves 1765-1774

1839-42

1895

1934

Resolves 1775-1776

1843-45

1896

1935

Resolves 1777-1778

1846-48

1897

1936

Resolves 1779-1780

1849-51

1898

1937

1780-81

1852-53

1899

1938

1782-83

1854-55

1900

1939

1784-85

1856-57

1901

1941

1786-87

1858-59

1902

1943

1788-89

1859 (2nd Session)

1903

1945

1790-91

1860

1904

1946

1792-93

1861

1905

1947

1794-95

1862

1906

1948

1796-97

1863

1907

1949

1798-99

1864

1908

1950

1800-01

1865

1909

1951

1802-03

1866

1910

1952

1804-05

1867

1911

1953

General Laws May 1805-Mar 1809

1868

1912

1954

General Laws May 1809-Jan 1812

1869

1913

1955

General Laws May 1812-Mar 1815

1870

1914

1956

General Laws May 1815-Mar 1818

1871

1915 (General Acts)

1957

General Laws May 1818-Feb 1822

1872

1915 (Special Acts)

1958

General Laws May 1822-Mar 1825

1873

1916 (General Acts)

1959

General Laws May 1825-Mar 1828

1874

1916 (Special Acts)

 

General Laws May 1828-Mar 1831

1875

1917 (General Acts)

 

General Laws May 1831-Mar 1833

1876

1917 (Special Acts)

 

General Laws May 1834-Mar 1836

1877

1918 (General Acts)

 

2011-Present Day

General Court Website: Best source for recent acts.

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