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THIRTY-THIRD CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION 1854 (August 2).–An Act for the purchase of the copy- Relief of Se

lina C. Sumner right of a work published by Thomas H. Sumner, wherein he describes his new method of ascertaining a ship's position at sea. (Approved August 2, 1854. 33d Cong., ist sess., chap. 187.) In “ The Statutes at large and treaties of the United States of America, from December 1, 1851, to March 3, 1855. Edited by George Minot.” Vol. 10, 8°. Boston, 1855, p. 810. See Bibliography, I. Bills, nos. 36, 37; Chronological Record, pp. 172–176.

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THIRTY-FIFTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION 1859 (January 25).-An Act for the relief of Mistress Relief of Mrs. Henry R. Schoolcraft. (Approved January 25, 1859. 35th Hi R. SchoolCong., 2d sess., chap. 16.) In “The Statutes at large and treaties of the United States of America, from December 3, 1855, to March 3, 1859. Edited by George Minot and George P. Sanger.” Vol. 11, 8o. Boston, 1859, pp. 557-558. See Bibliography, I. Bills, no. 42; Chronological Record, pp. 180-181.

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THIRTY-NINTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION.

Relief of Mrs. W: L. Herndon

1866 (May 24).–An Act for the relief of Mrs. William L. Herndon. (Approved May 24, 1866. 39th Cong., ist sess., chap. 99.) In “The Statutes at large of the United States of America, from December, 1865, to March, 1867. Edited by George P. Sanger." Vol. 14, 8°. Boston, 1868, p. 587. See Bibliography, I. Bills, no. 50; Chronological Record, pp. 188-191.

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FORTY-THIRD CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION

1874 (June 23).–An Act for the relief of William Tod Relief of W: Helmuth, of New York. (Approved June 23, 1874. 43d Tod Helmuth Cong., ist sess., chap. 534.) In “The Statutes at large of the United States, from December, 1873, to March, 1875." Vol. 18, part 3, 8o. Washington, 1875, p. 618. In “ Copyright enactments, 1783–1900." 8°. Washington, 1900. (Copyright Office Bulletin, No. 3), pp. 66-67. See Bibliography, I. Bills, no. 78; Chronological Record, pp. 213—214, 216–217

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FIFTY-FIFTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

Relief of Jud. 1898 (Februcry 17).-An Act for the relief of Judson son Jones

Jones. (Approved February 17, 1898. 55th Cong., 2d sess., chap. 29.) In “The Statutes at large of the United States of America, from March, 1897, to March, 1899.” Vol. 30, 8°. Washington, 1899, p. 1396. In "Copyright enactments, 1783-1900.

8o. Washington, 1900. (Copyright Office Bulletin, No. 3), p. 67. See Bibliography, I. Bills, nos. 171, 174, 181; Chronological Record, pp. 345, 346, 348-349.

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V. PETITIONS, MEMORIALS, MESSAGES, AND MISCELLA

NEOUS PRINTED COPYRIGHT DOCUMENTS

FIRST CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

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Speech of Pres 1790 (January 8).-Speech of the President of the United ident Washing

States [George Washington] to both Houses of Congress. 2d session of ist Congress. Printed, 4 pp., in “State papers and publick documents of the United States." 2d ed. Vol.1, 8°. Boston, 1817, pp. 13-16. In "A Compilation of the messages and papers of the Presidents. 1789–1897. By James D. Richardson.' Vol. 1, 8o. Washington, 1896, pp. 65-67. (House miscellaneous documents, ad sess. of 53d Cong. Vol. 37.) (Contains paragraph on the promotion of science and literature, p. 15.) (1)

TWENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

Petition of Brit

1837 (February 2).-Petition of Thomas Moore and [55] ish authors (Feb. 2, 1837)

other authors of Great Britain, praying Congress to grant to them the exclusive benefit of their writings within the United States. Printed, 4 pp., in “ Public documents printed by order of the Senate of the United States, 2d session of the 24th Congress, begun and held at the city of Washington, December 5, 1836.” Vol. 2, 8°. Washington, 1837, doc. 110. 134.

1837 (February 4).-Memorial of a number of citizens of citizens of U. S.

the United States, praying an alteration of the law regulating copyrights. Printed, 2 pp., in “Public documents printed by order of the Senate of the United States, ad ses

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Memorial

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sion of the 24th Congress, begun and held at the city of Washington, December 5, 1836." Vol. 2, 80. Washington, 1837, doc. no. 141.

(3) 1837 (February 13).-Address of certain authors of Great Address of Brit

authors Britain to the House of Representatives of the United States (Feb. 13, 1837) in Congress assembled. Printed, 4 pp., in [Executive documents of the House of Representatives, 2d session of 24th Congress. Vol. 4, 8°. Washington, 1837], doc. 110. 162. (4)

Note. This address the same as the petition presented to the Senate on February 2, 1837, both of which were signed by the following English authors: Charles Babbage, Joanna Baillie, Sir Charles Bell; Lucien Bonaparte, Prince de Canino; John Bostock, William Buckland; William Henry Lytton Earle Bulwer, baron Dalling and Bulwer; Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, ist baron Lytton; Thomas Campbell, Thomas Carlyle, John Hobart Caunter, Thomas Chalmers, Henry Fothergill Chorley, Allan Cunningham; Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield; Isaac Disraeli, Maria Edgeworth; Maria Dundas Graham, Lady Callcott; Gerald Griffin, Thomas Shuttleworth Grimshawe, Anna Maria Fielding Hall, Samuel Carter Hall, Henry Hallam, Abraham Hayward, Mary Botham Howitt, William Howitt, George Payne Rainsford James, Thomas Keightley, William Kirby, Edmund Lodge, John Claudius Loudon, Sir Charles Lyell, Charles Macfarlane, Anne Caldwell Marsh, Harriet Martineau, Henry Hart Milman, Mary Russell Mitford, James Montgomery, Thomas Moore, Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, Amelia Alderson Opie, Julia Pardoe, John Phillips Potter; Marguerite Power, Countess of Blessington; William Prout, Samuel Rogers, Peter Mark Roget, George Skinner, Mary Fairfax Somerville, Robert Southey, Lady Emmeline Charlotte Elizabeth Stuart-Wortley, Edward Tagart, Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd; Sir Grenvile Temple, bart.; Robert Vaughan, William Whewell, Charles White. This address is reprinted, with remarks upon the different paragraphs, in Remarks on literary property. By Philip H. Nicklin." 16°. Philadelphia, 1838, pp. 13–26. Also in the “Congressional Record,'' goth Cong., ist sess., v. 19, pt. 4, 4°. Washington,

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1837 (February 20).—Memorial of G. Furman and other Memorial of G. public writers, praying the passage of an international law

Furman and of copyright. Printed, 3 pp., in “ Public documents printed by order of the Senate of the United States, 2d session of the 24th Congress, begun and held at the city of Washington, December 5, 1836." Vol. 2, 80. Washington, 1837, doc. no. 192.

(5) 1837 (February 20).—Petition of the professors of the Petition of

professors of University of Virginia, praying an alteration of the laws University of respecting copyrights. Printed, 3 pp., in “Public docu- Virginia

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ments printed by order of the Senate of the United States, 2d session of the 24th Congress, begun and held at the city of Washington, December 5, 1836." Vol. 2, 8°. Washington, 1837, doc. no. 193.

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TWENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

Memorials of

Memorials of 1838 (January 15).— Memorial of a number of citizens of citizens of Philadelphia

Philadelphia against the passage of an international copyright law. Printed, 4 pp., in “Public documents printed by order of the Senate of the United States, ad session of the 25th Congress, begun and held at the city of Washington, December 4, 1837.” Vol. 2, 8°. Washington, 1838, doc. no. 102.

1838 (January 15).-Pennsylvania. Memorial of inhabitants of Philadelphia against an international copyright law. Printed, 4 pp., in [Executive documents of the House of Representatives. 2d session of 25th Congress. Vol. 5, 8° Washington, 1838], doc. no. 117.

(8) 1838 (February 13).- Memorial of the Columbia TypoTypographical societies graphical Society of the city of Washington against the

enactment of an international copyright law. Printed, 1 p., in “Public documents printed by order of the Senate of the United States, ad session of the 25th Congress, begun and held at the city of Washington, December 4, 1837." Vol. 3,8° Washington, 1838, doc. no. 190.

(9) 1838 (March 13).- Memorial of the New York Typographical Society against the passage of an international copyright law. Printed, 5 pp., in “Public documents printed by order of the Senate of the United States, ad session of the 25th Congress, begun and held at the city of Washington, December 4, 1837.” Vol. 4, 8°. Washington, 1838, doc. no. 296.

(10) 1838 (March 19).—Memorial of Peter S. Du Ponceau and others praying Congress to appoint committees of inquiry on the subject of copyright, and to await their report before acting on the subject. Printed, 2 pp., in “Public documents printed by order of the Senate of the United States, 2d session of the 25th Congress, begun and held at the city of Washington, December, 4, 1837.” Vol. 4, 8°. Washington, 1838, doc. no. 309.

(11) 1838 (March 19).- Petition of Peter S. Du Ponceau and

Memorials of P: S. Du Pon. ceau

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Memorial of R: P. Smith and others

citizens of Boston

forty-eight others, citizens of Philadelphia, against the international copyright law. Printed, 2 pp., in [Executive documents of the House of Representatives. 2d session of the 25th Congress. Vol. 8, 8o. Washington, 1838], doc. no. 260. (Same as Senate memorial [25th Cong., 2d sess., V. 4, no. 309,] except that the name of Jacob K. Switz is substituted for that of Jacob R. Amett.)

(12) 1838 (April 10).—Memorial of Richard Penn Smith and others against the passage of the bill (S. bill no. 32, 2d sess. of 25th Cong.) to establish an international copyright law. Printed, 4 pp., in “Public documents printed by order of the Senate of the United States, ad session of the 25th Congress, begun and held at the city of Washington, December 4, 1837." Vol. 4, 8°. Washington, 1838, doc. no. 369.

(13) 1838 (April 16).- Memorial of the book-sellers of Boston, Memorials of Mass., against the passage of the international copyright law. Printed, 2 pp., in [Executive documents of the House of Representatives. 2d session of the 25th Congress. Vol. 10, 8°. Washington, 1838], doc. no. 340.

(14) 1838 (April 24). - Memorial of a number of citizens of Boston praying the passage of an international copyright law. Printed, 4 pp., in “Public documents printed by order of the Senate of the United States, ad session of the 25th Congress, begun and held at the city of Washington, December 4, 1837." Vol. 5, 8° Washington, 1838, doc. no. 398.

(15) 1838 (April 24).-Memorial of a number of citizens of Memorial

citizens of New New York praying the passage of an international copyright York law. Printed, 8 pp., in “Public documents printed by order of the Senate of the United States, ad session of the 25th Congress, begun and held at the city of Washington, December 4, 1837." Vol. 5, 8°. Washington, 1838, doc. no. 399.

(Same as Senate doc. no. 398, 2d sess. of 25th Cong., but with different list of signatures.)

(16) 1838 (April 24).—Memorial of a number of citizens of Memorials of Philadelphia praying the passage of an international copy-adelphia right law. Printed, 3 pp., in “ Public documents printed by order of the Senate of the United States, ad session of

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