Talk:United States Statutes at Large
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- Noted Content and Changes in Publishing the Volumes of the Statutes At Large Over Time
- Volume 1 (1st - 5th Cong., 1789-1799) - Public Acts of Congress in the first five congresses.
- Volume 2 (6th - 12th Cong., 1799-1813) - Public Acts of Congress in six congresses.
- Volume 3 (13th - 17th Cong., 1813-1823) - Public Acts of Congress in five congresses.
- Volume 4 (18th - 23rd Cong. 1823-1835) - Public Acts of Congress in six congresses.
- Volume 5 (24th - 28th; 1835-1845) - Public Acts of Congress in five congresses.
- Volume 6 (1st - 28th; 1789-1845) - Private Acts of Congress in the first 28 congresses.
- Volume 7 - United States Treaties with Indian Tribes (246 documents; 1778-1842)
- Volume 8 - United States Treaties with Foreign Nations (90 documents; 1778-1845; includes general index to the first eight volumes).
- Volume 9 (29th - 31st; 1845-1851) - Public and Private Acts of Congress in three congresses. The volume also contained foreign and Indian treaties, presidential proclamations and an index as did subsequent volumes until volume 65 (82nd Congress, 1951) when treaties no longer included.
- Volume 10 (32nd - 33rd Cong., 1851-1855) - Public and Private Acts of two congresses. Volumes 11, and 12 also covered two congresses each (34th - 37th ; 1855-1863).
- Volume 13 - Public and Privates Acts of the 38th Congress; 1863-1865. Thereafter subsequent volumes of the Statute At Large covered one congress until first session of 75th Congress (1937). At end of the appendix of presidential proclamations are five executive orders (only occurrence).
- Volume 18 (43rd Cong.; 1873-1875) - U.S. Government Printing Office began publication of the Statutes At Large under State Department auspices continuing the volume numbers of Little, Brown & Co. and the volumes also became taller (about 11.5 inches instead of 10 inches). Part I of volume 18 is the Revised Statutes of the United States, which is an entire revision, reorganization and consolidation of all permanent and general U.S. laws with the repeal of all prior law dealt therein as of December 1, 1873. It is also legal evidence of the law and treaties contained therein. See Act of June 20, 1874, 18 Stat. 113, pt. 3, ch. 333. Part II contains the Revised Statutes relating to the District of Columbia, the Revised Statutes relating to Post Roads, and Public Treaties of the United States organized by country and year. Part III contains the public and private acts of the 43rd Congress with treaties and proclamations.
- A replacement volume contains the Revised Statutes of 1878, which added corrections and updated the Revised Statutes of 1873. It is legal (and apparently prima facie) evidence of the law. See Act of Mar. 2, 1877, ch. 82, 19 Stat. 268 as amended by Act of Mar. 9, 1878, ch. 26, 20 Stat. 27.
- Volume 28 (53rd Cong., 1893-1895) - Statutes At Large began including concurrent resolutions.
- Volume 32 (57th Cong., 1901-1903) - Statutes At Large began assigning public law numbers in the margins to acts for each congressional session. Private law numbers were also assigned to private laws which generally included in Part II with concurrent resolutions, treaties and proclamations.
- Volume 33 (58th Cong., 1903-1905) - Statutes At Large began showing in the margin the bill number or joint resolution that was enacted into law (per Act of Apr. 12, 1904, No. 20, 33 Stat. 589; 44 USC 729). Before that time refer to Legislative Reference Checklist: the Key to Legislative Histories from 1789-1903 by Eugene Nabors, Rothman & Co., 1982.
- Volume 35 (60th Cong., 1907-1909) - Statutes At Large began assigning each public and private act a unique public or private law number within a congress rather then a congressional session. This number was placed in the margin. Slip laws also had this number (Public, No. ##).
- Volume 47 (72nd Cong., 1931-1933) - Statutes At Large began publishing international agreements. The use of subsections gradually became more common in the 1930's.
- Volume 50 (75th Cong., 1st Sess., 1937) - Statutes At Large began the practice of issuing a new volume every congressional session instead of every congress (sometimes with multiple parts).
- Volume 52 (75th Cong., 3rd Sess., 1938) - Statutes At Large began showing the public law number (termed "Act") in the table of contents, but no popular name index until volume 105 (1991).
- Volume 55 (77th Cong., 1st Sess., 1941) - Statutes At Large began using the title "Public Law" in the margin instead of "Public, No." Also in 1941 West begins its publication, U.S. Code Congressional Service, which contains most of the U.S. Statutes and selected related legislative history documents. It is succeeded in 1951 by U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News.
- Volume 63 (81st Cong., 1st Sess., 1949) - Statutes At Large began being published under the direction of the Federal Register Division, National Archives and Record Service instead of under the Secretary of State (Act of Sep. 23, 1950, ch. 1001, §1, 64 Stat. 979, 1 U.S.C. 112).
- Volume 65 (82nd Cong., 1st Sess., 1951) - Statutes At Large no longer publishing treaties and int'l agreements but began publishing an individual index & PL numbers placed above statute.
- Volume 71 (85th Cong., 1st Sess., 1957) - Statutes At Large no longer using chapter numbers. Public and private laws are now officially cited using their uniquely assigned public and private law numbers. The Statutes also began publishing, until 1970, tables on amendments and repeals of previous laws. At this time Statute volumes resumed a height of 10 inches instead of 11.5 inches.
- Volume 89 (94th Cong., 1st Sess., 1975) - Statutes At Large began publishing each public law on a new page thus allowing Statute page references to be included in the initial publication of individual slip laws. Brief legislative history references also began to be published at the end of each law, which had been the practice on slip laws since the first session of 88th Congress (1963).
Volume 45 Part 1
Volume 116 Part 1
A running list of indiviual Indexed pages that should be replaced, etc., because they suffer from one sort of defect or another.
These are Not pages normally marked Problematic because the corresponding scan is one that contains a graphic, picture, illustration that must be manipulated as a separate or stand-alone file for eventual transclusion. — George Orwell III (talk) 15:29, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
|Volume||Djvu page no.||Scan page no.||Description||Status|
|68A||609||569||Bad Scan - paper fold of lower left caused some of the page content to get clipped during scan.||Fixed. Tarmstro99 20:15, 24 January 2013 (UTC)|
The original source scans from the Library of Congress for the above-mentioned volume contain many errors, so much so that it seemed appropriate to give them their own section in this discussion.
Original identification of errors
Rather than clutter up the table with even more non-urgent, non-material points, may I point out that Vol XXXIII Pt. 2 pages 810-825 (djvu numbering) also have clipped sidenotes (a non-exhaustive comment!!!) . CharlesSpencer (talk) 09:45, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
- Thanks for adding those. It might take quite some time to replace though - Part 2 of any volume is not typically available online but I'll keep my eye out now that I know Vol 33 has problems. -- George Orwell III (talk) 02:29, 17 September 2011 (UTC)
- I can confirm that, unfortunately, the sidenote errors in Volume 33, Part 2 appear in the original TIFF scans supplied by the Library of Congress (a pity; their scanning work usually was quite good). I believe we have this volume in microform. Tarmstro99 10:23, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
Running table of pages requiring rescanning
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|33.2||796||2091||Sidenotes clipped||re-scan pending|
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- Note: the Internet Archive seems to be mirroring these scans and possibly re-OCR'ing them. 188.8.131.52 14:23, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
LegisWorks.org TOCs and files
We're at the point at LegisWorks.org with the Congressional Data Coalition where we have tables of contents for volumes 29 through 64 using OCR text from the constitution.org files. These TOCs could be used to populate the tables of contents pages for those volumes here at Wikisource. What's the best way to go about doing this? —unsigned comment by Joecarmel (talk) 21:29, 24 April 2014 (UTC).