Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1789-1909, Third Edition Revised and Enlarged, Volume 1, Lists of Congressional and Departmental Publications Page: 5

NOTE.-In accordance witA the usage of the Congressional record and its predecessors-the
Annals of Congress, the Register of debates, and the Congressional globe-this Checklist uses
the legislative day for the termination of the sessions of the first 56 Congresses and the calendar
day, beginning with the 57th Congress.
The practice of Congress in this connection is based on the fact that it does not recognize the
calendc- day, but recognizes the legislative day. The legislative day of the 3d of March does not
expire until 12 o'clock noon on the 4th of March. Practice construes the law. On Mar. 3, 1851, a
resolution was offered in the House of Representatives to test this question, and on the ruling of
the Speaker it was decided that the Congress expired at noon on the 4th of March; which ruling
has been in effect ever'since (Hinds' precedents of House of Representatives, v. 5, p. 863). Action
to the same effect was takoein the Senate on the same day (Hinds' precedents, v. 5, p. 862).
In these Congressional tables, titles are usually given in the "Notes " column for the largest document
in each volume; when this is the first in the volume, its document number is not specified.
15th CONGRESS, 1st SESSION
Dec. 1, 1817-Apr. 20, 1818

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Notes

1-131 ........ Except 5, not printed; 84, Duty on salt, indexed, but not
printed; 116, not printed. 2-4, 6, 7, missing from Pi.
L. copy.
132-193...-. . Two does. no. 136. 170 is Pension roll, 1818.
1-4............
5-37 -....-..- Except 29, not printed. Two docs. no. 24 and 28.
38-69 ........
70-95 .......... Except 78, not printed. Two does. no. 87.
96-124 -........ Except 106 and 112, not printed.
125-148,155 .. Two docs. no. 147. 146 missing from P. D. L. copy. 9155
is Relations with Spain.
[149]-......... . Not printed.
150-154,156-194 Except 188, not printed; 170 missing, and 182 impilect
in P. D. L. copy. Two does. no. 185. .
195-202 .... .- 198 is Importations, 1816; 202 is Naval rules.

15th CONGRESS, 2d SESSION
Nov. 16, 1818-Mar. 3, 1819

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86-123........
124-136 .......
137-150. .......

Except 35 and 56, missing from P. D. L. copy.
Two does. no. 68.
2 is Spanish American affairs; 14 is Seminole War.,
48, South American affairs, is in four unnumbered parts.
Internal duties and direct tax.
Except 76, missing from P. D. L. copy. 65 and 75 are
affairs with Spain.
Report on Bank of United States.
Except 92, in serial no. 21, and 93, not printed. -
133 is Statements of importations, 1817.

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