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Southern District of New York, ss. BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the ninth day of September, A. D. 1820, (L. S.)
in the fifty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of Ame
rica, Roger Sherman Skinner, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as Author, in tho words following, to wit:
“ The New-York State Register, for the year 1830, being the fifty-fourth year of American independence; containing an Almanac; the Constitution of the State, with the amendments; a list of the Public Officers of the State; Courts, with the times and places of holding the same; Surrogates ; District Attorneys; Sheriffs and Clerks of the several counties ; Coroners ; Justices of the Peace; Attorneys and Counsellors at Law; Counsellors, Solicitors, Masters, Examiners, Register, Assistant Register, and Clerks in hancery ; Commissioners to take the Teknowledgment of deeds, special bail, &c.; Notories Public; Colleges and T'heological Seminaries ; Academies and Schools ; Clergy; Religious and Moral Institutions ; Medical Colleges and Societies ; Cities, and City Officers ; Towns, and Town Officers ; Baoks; Insurance Companies ; Masonic Record; Militia of the State; Post towns, with the counties in which they are situated; Postmasters; distances of post towns from Washington and Albany; rates of postage; arrival and closing of Mails, and Miscellaneous tables ; with a concise Calendar of the United States; a Tariff of Duties, &c. By Roger Sherman Skinner."
In conformity to the Act of 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 time therein Inentioned." 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 Mape, 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.”
FRED. I. BETTS,
The publisher has attempted the compilation of the New YORK STATE REGISTER, from a decided conviction that such a work will be useful to the people of the state, as a book of reference, communicating much valuable information to men of business, and others. The utility of such a book, must be manifest to all, and has been abundantly tested in other states.
The plan of the work was projected in May last, without a knowledge on the part of the publisher that any other person had ever been engaged in a similar undertaking, and with the belief that such a plan was entirely new in its application to this state. But some time in September last, after the original scheme was completed, and the outlines of it were nearly filled up, the publisher was accidentally apprized that a work in some respects similar, though essentially different in its character, was published at ALBANY, in the year 1821, by B. THALHIMER, Esq. which was afterwards discontinued.
The New-YORK STATE REGISTER, is designed to be published annually. Of its merits, and its claims to patronage the public must judge. Unwearied efforts and untiring labour have been exerted to make it what it is, and what it is, with all its imperfections, is stamped upon its face. That it is entirely free from errors is not expected, but it is believed to be as correct as, in the nature of things, it is possible in the first instance to make such a book, out of an unorganized mass of materials, collected from every quarter of this great state. It may be proper however for the publisher to state, that in the great delay of some of his correspondents, he has met with impediments to that degree of accuracy, which he had flattered himself would characterize the work in the outset.
Such inaccuracies as are known to exist, are corrected as far as possible in the Appendix, to which the reader is referred.
Masters and Examiners in Chancery, Commissioners of Deeds,