Template:Act of Congress early/doc

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This template, still in draft form, is intended to be used for statutes enacted before the Public Law system was used.

Instead of Public Law numbers, Chapter numbers are used. Chapter numbers restart with each Session, not just with each Congress. Therefore each Session number must be included for the sake of differentiation.

If the code can be worked out, this template will be combined into {{Act of Congress}}.

Parameters[edit]

{{ Act of Congress early
| congress       =
| session        =
| chapter        =
| title          =
| title previous =
| title next     =
| statvolume     =
| statpage       =
| year           =
| month          =
| day            =
| bill           =
| billtype       =
| notes          =
| wikipedia      =
| resolution     =
| purpose        =
}}

Example[edit]

{{ Act of Congress early
| congress = 36
| session = 1
| chapter = 53
| title = This Great Statute
| title previous = Previous Statute
| title next = [[Next Statute]]
| statvolume = 16
| statpage = 14
| year = 1861
| month = 03
| day = 16
| billtype = H.R.
| bill = 220
| notes = Congress passed this law because it was a good idea.
| wikipedia   =yes
| purpose = To celebrate a great day.
}}
''Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,''
Acts of the 36th United States Congress
by United States Congress
Session 1, Chapter 53:
This Great Statute

16 Stat. 14, H.R. 220, enacted March 16, 1861. Congress passed this law because it was a good idea.
Note: This is the original legislation as it was initially enacted. Like many laws, this statute may have since been amended once or many times, and the text contained herein may no longer be legally current.

36TH UNITED STATES CONGRESS
1ST SESSION

An Act

To celebrate a great day.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,