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Session Laws (Octavo)
State
Public Laws of State (1798), as revised by the committee and

finally enacted by the General Assembly, session Jan. 1798.
Prefixed are the Charter, Declaration of Independence, Articles
of Confederation, Constitution of United States, and Presi-
dent Washington's address of 1796. Published by authority.
Printed by Carter and Wilkinson.
652 p. 8°.

Providence, 1798. Under an Act of 1798 (Public Laws, 1798, p. 130), the Public Laws were to be published by themselves and not in the Acts and Resolves. This Act was repealed in Mar. 1814. (Bongartz.)

No captions showing sessions appear in this volume, but in the margin dates

appear against each Act. Public Laws of State (1798-1814) of Rhode Island and Providence

Plantations passed since the session of the General Assembly, in
Jan., A.D., 1798. Printed by H. and 0. Farnsworth.
232 p. 8°.

Newport, N.D. [Noted in Bongartz Check-List.] The laws referred to in the foregoing are in the State Library of

Massachusetts, unbound. n.t.p. N.D., as follows:-
Session, May 1798. p. 1-4.
Session, June 1798. p. 4–7.
Session, Oct. 1798. p. 7-15.
Session, Feb. 1799. p. 17-19.
Session, May 1799. p. 19.
Session, June 1799. p. 19–25.
Session, Oct. 1799. p. 27–28.
Session, Feb. 1800. p. 28–38.
Session, May 1800. p. 39.
Session, June 1800. p. 40–46.
Session, Oct. 1800. p. 47-49.
Session, May 1801. p. 51.
Session, June 1801. p. 51-52.
Session, Oct. 1801. p. 52–74.

[Militia Law.]
Session, May 1802. p. 75-78.
Session, June 1802. p. 78–86.
Session, Oct. 1802. p. 87.
Session, Feb. 1803. p. 88-94.
Session, May (1), 1803.
Session, May (2), 1803. p. 95-98.
Session, Oct. 1803. p. 99-100.

Session, Feb. 1804. p. 101-105.
Session, June 1804. p. 107-113.
Session, Oct. 1804. p. 115-116.
Session, Feb. 1805. p. 117–120.
Session, June 1805. p. 121-124.
Session, Oct. 1805. p. 125-126.
Session, Feb. 1806. p. 126-131.
Session, May 1806. p. 131-135.
Session, June 1806. p. 136-138.
Session, Oct. 1806. p. 141-143.
Session, Feb. 1807. p. 143-146.
Session, May 1807. p. 149–170.

[Militia Law.)
Session, June 1807.
Session, Feb. 1808.
Session, May 1808.
Session, June 1808. p. 179-184.
Session, Oct. 1808. p. 185.
Session, Feb. 1809. p. 186.
Session, Mar. 1809. p. 187-191.
Session, June 1809. p. 193.
Session, June 1810. p. 193-195. .
Session, Oct. 1810. p. 195–196.
Session, June 1811.
Session, Oct. 1811. p. 201–203.
Session, Feb. 1812.
Session, May 1812.
Session, June 1812.
Session, July 1812.
Session, Oct. 1812.
Session, Feb. 1813.
Session, May 1813. p. 227-229.
Session, June 1813. p. 230-232.

Supplement (1810). A supplement to the digest of the laws, 1798."

Public Laws of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Planta-
tions passed since the session of the Hon. General Assembly in
January, A.D., 1798.Printed by Jones and Wheeler.
140 + 4 p. 8°.

Providence, 1810.
In Social Law Library.
Public Laws (1810-14), as follows:

pp. 141-186 (paged continuously with supplement).

Session, Sept. 1814-[Feb. 1817]. p. 187–238.
Session, Feb. 1817- Feb. 1819). p. 239-276. Bound in 1 vol.
Sessioni, Feb. 1819-[Feb. 1821). p. 277-313.
Session, May 1821.
Session, June 1821.

“Published only in Acts and Resolves.” (Bon

gartz.) Session, Oct. 1821.

The foregoing laws are unbound without l.p.
Public Laws (“ Revision of 1822 ); revised by a committee and en-

acted by the Hon. General Assembly, January, 1822. Prefixed
are Charter, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Con-
federation, Constitution of United States, President Washing-
ton's Address of September, 1796. Published by authority.
Printed by Miller and Hutchens.
524 + xlvi p. 8°.

Providence, 1822.
Bongartz notes “another edition without date."
The following are Public Laws passed subsequent to the Revision of

1822 and prior to that of 1844 (paged continuously with Re

vision):
Session, Jan. 1822-(Jan.) 1825. p. 525–600.
Session, Jan. 1825-[Jan.) 1827. p. 601-650 and index.
Session, Jan. 1827-(Jan.) 1829. p. 651-698 and index.
Session, Jan. 1829-[Jan.) 1831. p. 699–748 and index.
Session, Jan. 1831-(Jan.) 1833. p. 749-810 and index.

Bound in 1
Session, Jan. 1833–(Jan.) 1835. p. 811-861 and index.
Session, Jan. 1835-Jan.) 1837. p. 862-939 and index.

vol. 525Session, Jan. 1837-[Feb.] 1839. p. 940–1079 and index.

2097 + (4) Session, Jan. 1839-[Jan.) 1840. p. 1080–2013 and index.

+32 p. 8o. Mistake in paging, p. 1099–2000. Session, Jan. 1840-(July] 1842. p. 2014-2097 and index.

(Militia law passed January 1840. 32 p.) Session, — 1843. (Printed only in Acts and Resolves.)

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Public Laws (Revision of 1844); revised by a committee and enacted

by the General Assembly Jan. 1844. Prefixed are the Charter, Declaration of Independence, Resolution of General Assembly to support Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Constitution of United States, Proceedings of Convention on adoption of United States constitution by Rhode Island. Washington's Address of September, 1796, Constitution of State. viii + 594 p. 8°

Providence, 1852. There is another edition of 1844. Bongartz.

p. 595

p. 653–

p. 1177–

The following are Public Laws passed subsequent to the Revision of

1844, and prior to that of 1857 (paged continuously with Re

vision): Session, Sept. 16, 1844-[Jan.) 1846.

652 and index. Session, Jan. (May 1846-July) 1848.

736 and index. Session, Oct. 1848-Jan. 1851. p. 737–818 and index.

Bound in 1 vol. 595Session, May 1851-Jan. 1853. p. 819-982 incl. 1345 + vi p. 8°

and index. Session, May 1853-Jan. 1855.

p. 983-1176 and index. Session, Jan. (May) 1855-Jan. 1857.

1345 and index (vi) p. Revised Statutes (1857), to which are prefixed the Constitution of

United States and of State.
xv + 804 p. 8°.

Providence, 1857. The following are Public Laws passed subsequent to the Revision of

1857 and prior to the “ General Statutes,” 1872:1 Session, Jan. 1857-May 1859.

p.

1-72. Met at (Providence). Session, May 1859–June 3, 1859.

p. 73–77.
Met at Newport.
Session, Jan. 1860-Mar. 1861.

Met at Providence.
Session, May 1860-June 1860.

p. 101-109.
Met at Newport.
Session, Jan. 1861-Mar. 15, 1861.

p. 109-126. Met at Providence. “Special ” Session, Apr. 17, 1861-Apr. 18, 1861.

Bound in 1 vol. 775 p. 126-129. Met at Providence.

+ xxix p. 8° Session, May 1861-May 31, 1861.

(Continued on next page.)

p. 129–140. Met at Newport. “Special ” Session, Aug. 8, 1861-Aug. 10, 1861.

p. 140-142. Met at Providence. Session, Jan. 1862-Mar. 7, 1862.

p. 143–163. Met at Providence. Session, May 1862-May 30, 1862.

p. 164-171. Met at Newport. “Special Session, Aug. 1862-Sept. 8, 1862.

p. 171-217. Met at Providence.

p. 77-100.

This volume is a compilation of public laws from 1857 to 1867, with index; also supplements from 1867 to 1872, known as 6th, 7th, and 8th supplements, with separate indexes. Supplements number 1 to 5 were issued, of which the State Library of Massachusetts possesses number 3. (H.O. Brigham, Rhode Island State Librarian.)

p. 343–

Session, Jan. 1863-Mar. 14, 1863.

p. 218–240.
Met at Providence.
(See 1867 below, for Resolutions of a public nature in 1863.)
Session, May 1863-May 29, 1863. . p. 241-246.

Met at Newport.
Special ” Session, June 18, 1863-June 19, 1863.

p. 247-252. Met at Providence. Session, Jan. 1864-Mar. 26, 1864 [1865). p. 252– Bound in 1 vol. 775 343. Met at Providence.

+ xxix p. 8o. Session, May 1863 (1865)-June (1865).

(Continued from previous

paye.) 352. Met at Newport. Session, Jan. 1866-Mar. 31, 1866.

p. 352-405. Met at Providence. Session, May 1866-June 1, 1866.

p. 405-407. Met at Newport. Session, Jan. 1867-Mar. 16, 1867.

p. 408-457. Met at Providence. [At this point are inserted Resolutions of a public nature,

passed at January session, 1863. p. 459-463.) Session, May 1867-May 31, 1867.

p. 465-470. Met at Newport. Session, Jan. 1868-Mar. 1868.

p. 471-520. Met at Providence. Session, May 1868-June 10, 1868.

p. 521-530.
Met at Newport.
Session, Jan. 25, 1869-Mar. 26, 1869. p. 531-567.

Met at Providence.
Session, Jan. 1869-May 1869.

p. 569-585.
No place.

Bound in 1 vol., Session, Jan. 1870-Mar. 31, 1870.

p. 586-638. Met at Providence. Session, May 31, 1870-June 1,

1870. Met at Newport. “ Adjourned ” Session, June 13, p. 639–653.

1870-June 16, 1870.

Met at Newport.
Session, Jan. 1871-Mar. 24, 1871.

p. 654–716.
Met at Providence.
Session, May 1871-May 1872 incl. 1

775. No place.

[General index follows. 29 p.)

noted on previous page.

p. 717–

! In a note to these laws, page 717, it is said: “The chapters of public laws are numbered continuously from the Revised Statutes of 1857, which close with chapter 246:

Ist Supplement begins with chapter 247, and ends with chapter 316. 21 Supplement begins with chapter 317, and ends with chapter 378.

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