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· (6 ·_°. 5 T- cx~1&¤ ,e {lf; __';.~»:7;·:T, )K'\ ,-1 ¤>, f ·. ux··“ j» . ,1 * ‘ 2 · / · F ,..42, . A2, ;,f,>q»;;?,,»,·.¤<·w" VF}? ’! ADVERTISEMENT. —» J / W ’ . U £##;’.»*=f¢* ’ ~——————— IN publishing the following Laws, the same plan bas been adopted thati was prescribed in the Joint Resolution of Congress of March 3, 1845 (Vol. V7, p. 798), authomzing a. sobsornpuon co the edition of all the Laws of the United States published by us. A close exammatxon of this volume will disclose some apparent exjrors in the Laws ashore prmted; but as wc procure a careful collation with the records at Washington by an experienced reader of the Department of State, and scrupulously follow the original, any seeming errors must be attributed to the Rolls, and not to us. We intend to publish annually, and as soon after the close of each Session of Congress as is possible, the Acts of that Session, in za, similar form and with a. similar arrangement. It will be scan by the following extracts from the.Act of Congress, August 8, 1846 (Vol. IX., p. 76), and the Joint Resolutions of September 26, 1850 (Vol. IX., p. 564), and March 81, 1866 (Vol. XIV., p. 852), that our edition has been sanctioned by Congress, and is the OFFICIAL Emwxou. "And whereas said edition of the said Laws and Treaties of the United States has been carefully collated and compared with the original rolls in the archives of the Government, under the inspection and supervision of the Attorney-General of the United States, as duly certified by that officerc therefore, Be it _/urzher enacted, that said edition of the Laws and 'Ireaties of the United States, published by Little & Brown, is hereby declared to be competent evidence of the several public and private acts of Congress, and of the several treaties therein contained, in all the courts of law and equity and maritime jurisdiction, and in all the tribunals and public offices of the United States and of the several States, without any further proof or authentication there]" -— A1>1>1z0vE1>, August 8, 1846. "RcsoZved by the Senate and House of Represemalives of the Uniwd Stales of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of State be authorized and directed to contryct with Little 8: Brown to furnish their annual Statutes at Large, printed in conformity with the plan odopted by Congress in eighteen hundred and forty-five, instead of the edition usually issued by hxsprder, under the act of Congress of April twentieth, eighteen hundred and o§gh- Eeenégnfsvggxch conforms to an edition of the laws now out of uS0. ——APPROVED,-S€,$)ttDler , . " Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of State be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to renew the contract of October thir!:y—fir¤t., eighteen hundred and fifty, between the Department} of'_ Smte uml Lmtsmle, Brown, and Company, of Boston, Massachusetts, for the annual publication of toe bcacupeg at La,rlge_0f the United States unril otherwise ordered by Congress, m conformety w1t.h the Jomh reso qtxons approved respectively March third, eighteen hundred am] fo1·\;y·hvo, unl aephember tlurtzezh [twenty-sixth , eicvhbeen hundred an iift ."-—A1>— PROVED Much 31 1866 ° I I ' BOSTON, July, 1873- LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPALY.

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