February 1, 1790

“At the Supreme Judicial Court of the United States, begun and held at New York (being the Seat of the National Government), on the first Monday of February, and on the first day of said month Anno Domini 1790.”

These are the very first words recorded in the Supreme Court minutes on February 1, 1790. You can read more of the 1789-1806 minutes in JSTOR at http://goo.gl/Jh4wF. Other minutes are available in the American Journal of Legal History in JSTOR at http://goo.gl/klpoB. Learn about the Supreme Court in CREDO reference at http://goo.gl/Vb2f3.