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TWENT Y—EIGHTI{ CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ras. 10. 1845. 799 is hereby authorized and directed to contract, on behalf of the General Attorney Ga. Government, with Messicurs Little and Brown, for one thousand copies MMI ¤¤1h¤rizcd of their proposed edition of the Laws and Treaties of the United States, °f“g“I§'“'m* at a price not exceeding three dollars and fifty cents a volume: Pm- me mm` vided, nevertheless, That the contract aforesaid shall be made upon the proviso c terms and conditions following, that is to say: First, That the work ditions clog: shall be executed, from stereotype plates,·in the style proposed by the ¤`¤°*· said Little and Brown in their memorial presented to Congress at the present session thereof, in volumes, well bound, of not less than eight hundred super-royal octave pages, with a very wide text, and a syllabus of each section in small type; the text to be on long primer, the types having a full round face, and being entirely new, and the paper to be of the best quality, sized, so that notes, in manuscript, may be written on the margin of the pages. Second. That the work shall contain the articles of Confederation, the Constitution, all the public and all the private laws and resolves, whether obsolete, repealed, or in force, and whether temporary or permanent, as well those respecting the Di trict of Columbia as all others, and all treaties with foreign nations and Indian tribes; but the treaties may be printed separately, and the private laws separately, in the same style and in the same order of arrangement with the others; the general laws and resolves to be contained in four octavo volumes, and the private laws and treaties in two additional octave volumes. Third. There shall be a reference by a foot note, in small type, at the bottom of each page, to all laws passed subsequently or previously to that in the text, on the same subject whether printed in pamphlet or otherwise, with such explanations as may aid in obtaining a knowledge of the changes of Congressional legislation on the subjects of the laws; and in the volumes of the treaties there shall be such reference, and by a similar note, to all the legislation of Congress, on the subjects of the treaties. Fourth. If parts of a law only have been repealed, or parts only are in force, it shall be accurately and exactly marked in the margin. FML. The laws, resolves, and treaties shall be arranged in strict chronological order; the laws of each session furnishing chapters, designated numerically to the end of each session, and the whole series of laws of each session to be described as one statute; the day of the approval of each act to be stated at the end thereof; a running title at the head of each page, to express the session of Congress, the date and chapter of each act; and at the beginning of each Congress shall be stated the place where the session was held, the name of the President of the United States, of the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Sixth. At the foot of each page, in a note, reference shall be made to all decisions of the supreme, circuit and district courts, construing or applicable to the law or treaty in the text. Seventh. There shall be a full alphabetical verbal general index of all the matters of the laws, resolves, and treaties, at large, under the leading heads, with full reference, under the minor heads, to all the matters, according to the plan and illustration in the memorial aforesaid; and a separate index of the matters in each volume, prepared in the same manner as the general index, shall be subjoined to each volume. Them shall be an appendix at the end of each volume, containing a complete list of all the acts, resolves, and treaties, in the volume, chronologically arranged, with a brief and general description of the subject of the act, in this form, that is to say: Stat. 1789, chap. 1. Oaths of officc. Stat. 1789, chap. 2. Duties. Stat. 1789, chap. 3. Duties on tonnage. Stat. 1789, chap. 4. Establishment of Executive Departments. Eighth. The said Little and Brown shall stipulate, with good and sui? ficicnt and satisfactory security, to furnish the United States with such