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ACCESSION OF THOMAS JEFFERSON TO THE PRESIDENCY, EXHl-
BITING A COMPLETE VIEW OF OUR FOREIGN
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY T. B. WAIT & SONS.
David Hale, agent for the States of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
DISTRICT CLERK'S OFFICE.
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT:
BE it remembered, That on the twelfth day of November, A. D. 1814, and in the thirtyninth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Thomas B Wait and Sens of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors in the words following, to wit:
* State Papers and Publick Documents of the United States, from the accession of Thomas Jefferson to the Presidency, exhibiting a complete view of our Foreign Relations since that time."
In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “ An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ;" and also to an act entitled “ An act supplementary to an act, entitled, an act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned ; and extending the benefits thereof to the Arts of Designing, Engraving, and Etching Historical, and other Prints.
WILLIAM S. SHAW,
The order, in which the documents appear in our volumes, is, in every instance, where the contrary is not mentioned, that in which the government have published them. The papers aceompanying a message may fill four or five hundred pages, and may be purposely arranged in a mode different from the chronological, as the several divisions of subjects have rendered necessary. Some of the subscribers have wholly mistaken this subject of the confusion of dates, and have imputed blame to the publishers for following the authentick documents, which they undertook to print precisely as they were issued. In the present volume, on page 406, it is mentioned that certain “ documents were not communicated in time to be inserted in the order of date.” This is not the note of the present publishers, but of the Congress printers, and we did not think ourselves authorized to alter the original.