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Used to simplify formatting of legislative chapter headings, which use a relatively consistent format throughout the early volumes of the United States Statutes at Large.


Usage[edit]

Parameters are:

  • chapnum: the chapter number, in Arabic numerals
  • roman: the chapter number, in Roman numerals
  • title: the title of the chapter (which will be enclosed in <section> tags for later transclusion)
  • date: the date of enactment (also will be enclosed in <section> tags)
  • side: whether sidenotes should be printed in the right margin (default) or the left
  • datenote: optional notes that sometimes appear in the margin below the date.
  • align: whether the text of the chapter heading should be printed justified (default) or centered
  • footnote: optional footnote to appear after the title


Example[edit]

... with a datenote and the title/purpose centered.

{{USStatChapHead | chapnum=2 | roman=Ⅱ | title=The Second Act Passed During the Present Session of Congress. | date=Jan. 1, 1801 | side=right | datenote=[Repealed.] | align=centered}}

Jan. 1, 1801
[Repealed.]
Chap. Ⅱ.—The Second Act Passed During the Present Session of Congress.

... with no datenote but a footnote instead, and the title/purpose justified.

{{USStatChapHead | chapnum=4 | roman=Ⅳ | title=The Fourth Act Passed During the same session of Congress, with a longer title. | date=Jan. 1, 1801 | side=left | footnote=Repealed.}}

Jan. 1, 1801
Chap. Ⅳ.—The Fourth Act Passed During the same session of Congress, with a longer title.[1]


  1. Repealed.