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to the present time, identifies each such act by its date, etc., and citation of the Statutes at Large. Finally, a very copious index of subjects has been made on the same general plan as the original Index to the Revised Statutes, but greatly enlarged, to include the new matter incorporated.

The "Organic Laws of the United States," including the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Ordinance of 1787 for the Government of the Northwestern Territory, and the Constitution, with its Amendments, are reprinted from the Revised Statutes of 1878, with the accompanying historical and explanatory notes and Analytical Index to the Constitution, which appeared therein. To the Constitution are added the two amendments ratified 1913, the 16th, authorizing taxes on incomes, and the 17th, providing for election of Senators by the people of the several states. Changes in and additions to the notes to the Constitution are made, as required by said new amendments, and additional references to their provisions are inserted in said Analytical Index.

In the execution of this project of compiling the statutes now in force, the publishers have been fortunate in having the work done under the immediate and personal supervision of Mr. John A. Mallory, whose work on the “Revised Statutes,” the United States Compiled Statutes of 1901, and subsequent experience make him the bestfitted man in the United States to-day for the task of compiling the general laws. He has had the assistance of trained editors upon the staff of the publishers. To conform to the familiar classification and arrangement of the Revised Statutes, rather than, without authority, to introduce disturbing improvements, has been the controlling rule of the new compilation; yet, subject to this consideration, additions have been made freely.

The proof has been read with special care, insuring absolute correspondence with the original enactments, while notes have been appended to throw light upon any obscurity or misprint therein. Neither labor nor care has been spared to make the work complete and accurate in every way, and to facilitate reference to every enactment it contains.

TABLE OF TITLES AND CHAPTERS

CONTAINED IN VOLS. 1 TO 4

VOLUME 1

TITLE I Chap.

GENERAL PROVISIONS 1. Definitions ........ 2. Form and enactment of statutes and effect of repeals ..........

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THE CONGRESS 1. Election of Senators......... ..................................

Apportionment and election of Representativcs.......... 3. Organization of meetings of Congress...

Compensation of Members....... ...................
Officers and persons in the employ of the Senate and House of Rep-

resentatives .........
6. The Library of Congre88..............
7. Congressional investigations........
8. Contested elections........
8A. Contributions for purpose of influencing elections...

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TITLE III

THE PRESIDENT 1. Presidential elections..... 2. Office and compensation of the President.............

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TITLE IV
PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL THE EXECUTIVE DE-
PARTMENTS ......

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TITLE V
THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE...........

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TITLE VI

THE DEPARTMENT OF WAR
A. The Department and the Secretary of War......
B. The Adjutant-Gencral's Office. ....
C. The Bureau of Insular Affairs .......
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THE DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURI Chap. 1. The Department.... 2. The Secretary of the Treasury. 3. The Comptroller.... 4. The Auditors.....

.................. 5. The Treasurer ..................... 6. The Register .......... 7. The Commissioner of Customs.... 8. The Commissioner of Internal Revenue. 9. The Comptroller of the Currency....... 10. The Bureau of Statistics..... 11. The Bureau of the Mint..... 11A. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing ....

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A. The Department and the Secretary of the Navy........
B. The Hydrographic Office. .......
C. The Naval Observatory, and the Nautical Almanac Office.....

241 258 260

TITLE XI
THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

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1. The Department.................. 2. The Secretary of the Interior....

The General Land-Office........

The Commissioner of Indian Affairs.... 5. The Commissioner of Pensions .......... 6. The Patent-Office...................... 7. The Superintendent of Public Documents....... 8. The Returns Office....... 9. The Office of Education...

ion...................... 9A. The Geological Survey................ 9B. The Bureau of Mines......

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TITLE XII
THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
A. The Department and the Secretary of Agriculture........
B. The Weather Bureau....
C. The Bureau of Animal Industry........

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