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CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA.

HISTORICAL.

1861. Feb. 9, Formation of government at Montgomery, Alabama, comprising South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Afterward Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia joined. Missouri and Kentucky became disputed territory.

BIBLIOGRAPHY.

Title of Legislative body "The Congress."
Session laws called "Acts."

SESSION LAWS.

Statutes at Large from the institution of the government to [Feb. 17, 1864]. By James M. Matthews. [Contains] constitution for the provisional government and permanent constitution of Confederate States; [also] treaties concluded by Confederate States with Indian tribes. Published by authority of [Confederate] congress.

2 vols. 8°.

Richmond, 1862-64.

Vol. 1 being provisional government, and Indian treaties.
Vol. 2 being permanent government.

The foregoing contains the following:
Provisional Government

p. 99-166.

1st Session,! Feb. 4, 1861. p. 1-98.
2d Session, Apr. 29, 1861.
3d Session,' July 20, 1861.
4th Session, Sept. 3, 1861.
5th Session, Nov. 18, 1861.

Confederate Government

p. 167-215.
p. 217-219.
p. 221-286.

Bound in Vol. 1.

1st Congress, 1st Session, [Feb. 18] 1862. p. v + 56 +ix. Public.

1st Congress, 1st Session, [Feb. 18] 1862. p. 6+ (1).

Private.

Bound in Vol. 2. (Continued on next page.)

1 Harvard Law School shows an edition of the 1st session printed at Montgomery, 1861; and an edition of the 3d session, 1861.

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CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA.

1st Congress, 2d Session, [Aug. 18] 1862. p. v + ) 57-92 ix. Public.

1st Congress, 2d Session, [Aug. 18] 1862. p. (3). Private.

1st Congress, 3d Session, [Jan. 12] 1863. p. viii+ 93-170xx. Public.

1st Congress, 3d Session, [Jan. 12] 1863. p. 1-11. Private.

1st Congress, 4th Session, [Dec. 7] 1863. p. vii +

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1st Congress, 4th Session, [Dec. 7] 1863. p. 1-15. Private.

2d Congress, 1st Session, [May 2] 1864. p. viii + 253-288 + xii. Public.

2d Congress, 1st Session, [May 2] 1864. p. 1-18.

Private.

Bound in Vol. 2. (Continued from previous page.)

STATUTES (Compilations, Revisions, Digests, Codes).

Statutes at Large (1862-64), from the institution of the government [Feb. 17, 1864]. By James M. Matthews. [Contains] constitution for the provisional government and permanent constitution of Confederate States; [also] treaties concluded by Confederate States with Indian tribes. Published by authority of [Confederate] congress.

2 vols. 8°.

Richmond, 1862-64.

Vol. 1 being provisional government, and Indian treaties.
Vol. 2 being permanent government.

CONSTITUTIONS.

See "Statutes at Large," compilations.

Constitution of Confederate States. For copies of this constitution see ordinances and constitution of Alabama, Montgomery, 1861, and Mississippi laws of called session, Dec. 1862.

CONNECTICUT.

HISTORICAL.

1606. Territory included in grant to Plymouth Company (no settlement followed immediately).

1609, 1614. Discoveries by Henry Hudson and Adrian Block (Blok), and establishment of trading posts by the Dutch.

1636. First permanent settlement by English from Massachusetts at Hartford, Wethersfield and Windsor.

1637. First General Court met May 1st.

1638. First constitution of Connecticut (the first written constitution in America) adopted at a convention held at Hartford, Jan. 14. 1638. New Haven Colony established.

1662. Charter of Connecticut granted by Charles II to John Winthrop and others, uniting the two colonies.

1686-89. Usurpation of Andros.

1689. Government under charter resumed. Charter recognized by William and Mary.

1774. Delegates sent to Continental Congress.

1788. United States constitution ratified January 9.

1873. Hartford made sole capital of State.

Johnston's History of Connecticut. ("American Commonwealths.")

U. S. Charters and Const's, Part I, p. 249.

BIBLIOGRAPHY.

Title of legislative body "General Court or Assembly of the Governor and Company of the State of Connecticut."

Title of legislative body first appears as "General Assembly" at the May session, 1819.

Session laws called "Acts and Laws" 1784.

Session laws called "Public Acts," and "Resolves and Private Acts," at and after the May session, 1837.

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Connecticut Statute Laws (1900). A bibliographical list of editions of Connecticut laws from the earliest issues to 1836. piled by Albert Carlos Bates. [Copyright by the Acorn Club.] (6) 120 p. 4to. [Hartford], 1900.

CHARTER.

Charter of Connecticut (1662), by Charles II to John Winthrop, John Mason, Samuel Wyllys and others, covering colony of Connecticut. Dated Apr. 23, 1662. [Contained in U. S. Charters and Constitutions, Part I, p. 252, where it is said:"the colonies of Hartford and New Haven had continued separate until they accepted this charter from King Charles, Apr. 20, 1665. An attempt was made in 1687 to repeal this charter, but the colonists refused to surrender it, and after the accession of William and Mary, in 1689, it was again recognized."]

Note. Albert Carlos Bates in "Connecticut Statute Laws" shows folio copy of the charter printed and sold by Timothy Green at New London, 1718. (1 leaf +1-6 p.) Another folio copy of charter is bound in copy of Acts and Laws of 1715.

A copy of the charter is prefixed to the Acts and Laws of 1750 and to the Acts and Laws of 1769. Another copy of the charter with a sketch of the circumstances, etc., which led to its grant, and the attempt to secure its surrender, will be found in "Statutes, Compilations," etc., post.

Colony

SESSION LAWS (Folio).

"Public Acts and Laws" prior to 1715; The following public Acts and Laws covering the period from 1673 to 1702 are shown in Albert Carlos Bates' "Connecticut Statute Laws: " (1) Book of General Laws (1673), collected out of records of the general court. Lately revised and with some emendations and additions, established and published by authority of the general court. Printed by Samuel Green.

1 leaf + (2) +1-71 + (4) p. Folio.

Cambridge, 1673.

"The edition is not known, but in May 1677, 'fower hundred copies remained yet unpayd for.'

(2) Acts and Laws (1702), of His Majesties colony of Connecticut in New England. Printed by Bartholomew Green and John Allen. 1 leaf1-118 p. Folio.

Boston, 1702.

(3) Acts and Laws (1709), passed by general court or assembly of Her Majesties colony of Connecticut in New England. Printed by Thomas Short.

119 (?)-142 p. Folio.

New London, 1709.

Acts and Laws (1715), reprinted and sold by Timothy Green. [Does not contain a table or copy of charter.] (1) +505 p. Folio.

New London, 1715.

Note. In Albert Carlos Bates' "Connecticut Statute Laws," concerning this edition, it is said: "This edition of 1540 copies consists of a reprint of the revision of 1702, extending to p. 119, followed by a reprint of the laws passed at subsequent sessions pp. 120-210. Copies of this edition frequently lack the original table at the end of the volume and have bound in following the title, the charter and table printed in 1729."

Commencing with p. 211 and continuing through to the end of the volume, p. 505, are appended original Acts and Laws of sessions subsequent to 1715, shown below:

Reprints, Session, Oct. 8, 1702.
Reprints, Session, May 13, 1703.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 14, 1703.
Reprints, Session, May 11, 1704.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 12, 1704.
Reprints, Session, May 10, 1705.
Reprints, Session, May 9, 1706.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 10, 1706.
Reprints, Session, May 8, 1707.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 9, 1707.
Reprints, Session, Dec. 17, 1707.
Reprints, Session, May 13, 1708.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 14, 1708.
Reprints, Session, May 12, 1709.
Reprints, Session, June 8, 1709.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 13, 1709.
Reprints, Session, May 11, 1710.
Reprints, Session, Aug. 4, 1710.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 12, 1710.
Reprints, Session, May 10, 1711.
Reprints, Session, June 19, 1711.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 11, 1711.
Reprints, Session, May 8, 1712.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 9, 1712.
Reprints, Session, May 14, 1713.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 8, 1713.
Reprints, Session, May 13, 1714.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 14, 1714.
Reprints, Session, May 12, 1715.
Reprints, Session, Oct. 13, 1715.

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