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The Legislature, by a resolve, passed April 16, 1836, ordered the Special Acts, passed since February 1822, to be collated and published in volumes, as nearly as may be, in conformity with the volumes of the Special Laws heretofore published ; and authorized the Governor to appoint a Commissioner to carry the provisions of the resolve into effect.
The undersigned having been appointed by His Excellency the Governor to perform that duty, has in conformity to the directions of the resolve, inserted in this collection, which makes the sixth and seventh volumes of the series of Private and Special Statutes of the Commonwealth, all the Special Acts passed since February, 1822. When it has appeared doubtful to which class, public or private, a particular act belonged, or when some of its provisions have partaken of the character of both, it has been inserted in this collection from a belief that redundancy in a work like this, would be more readily excused than deficiency. Acts, and parts of acts, which have been repealed, are printed in a smaller letter.
The most scrupulous care has been taken to preserve the original text, which is uniformly printed in the Roman letter. Where one word has been supposed accidentally to have been inserted for another, and also where a word was supposed to have been omitted, the word which was thought necessary has been inserted immediately after the word mistaken, or in the place of the one omitted, and