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PUBLISHED PURSUANT TO AN Act of thE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
BY WILLIAM WALLER HENING.
"The Laws of a country are necessarily connected with every thing belonging
to the people of it; so that a thorough knowledge of them, and of their pro-
gress would inform us of every thing that was most useful to be known about
them; and one of the greatest imperfections of historians in general, is owing
William Brown, Printer.
1894, Jaw. 9.
We, William F. Pendleton, and William Robertson, members e Executive Council of Virginia, do hereby certify that the laws contained in the thirteenth volume of HENING'S Statutes at Large, have been by us, examined and compared with the originals from which they were taken, and have been found truly and accurately printed, except as to the following list of errata to the number of nine. Given under our hands this 8th day of November, 1823.
Page 198 line 10 from top, strike out "who."
571, bottom line, last word, for "quireder" read "required.”
WM. F. PENDLETON,
Thirteenth Volume of the Statutes at Large.
WITH this volume, the editor's engagements, with the public, terminate. His original stipulation was to publish the STATUTES AT LARGE, prior to the year 1792, the date of the former Revised Code. Since that period the Revised Code of 1819 has been published; and the difficulty of procuring many of the sessions acts between 1792 and 1819, may render it expedient to bring down the Statutes at Large to a later period.
It was the intention of the editor, in the progress of his work, to have procured from England some acts of a private and local nature, the titles of which had alone been. preserved in this country, and to have published them, in an appendix to the last volume, together with a general digested index to the whole work. These, with other additions contemplated, would certainly have been made, had not the legislature at the last session,† so limited the number of volumes, and added to the matter which they were to contain, by including the sessions acts to the end of 1792, instead of prior to that date, as to swell the 12th volume to an unreasonable size, and preclude the admission of these improvements which the editor was sincerely desirous to introduce.
WILLIAM WALLER HENING,
Richmond, September 4, 1823.
* See 2 Rev. Code of 1819, p. 331.
† See acts of 1822, ch. 12.