DISTRICT OF MARYLAND, SCT.
BE IT REMEMBERED, that on this twenty-first day of
January, in the thirty-fifth year
of the independence of the United States of America, William Kilty, of
the said district, hath
deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims
as author in the words
following, to wit:
" A report of all such English
statutes as existed at the time of the first emigration of
" the people of Maryland, and which by experience have
been found applicable to their
" local and other circumstances; and of such others
as have since been made in England
" or Great-Britain, and have been introduced, used
and practised, by the courts of law or
" equity; and also all such parts of the same as may
be proper to be introduced and incorporated
" into the body of the statute law of the state.
Made according to the directions
" of the legislature, by William Kilty, chancellor of
Maryland. To which are prefixed,
" an introduction and lists of the statutes which
had not been found applicable to the circumstances
" of the people: with full and complete indexes."
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 the act
entitled, " An act supplementary to the act, entitled, " An act for
the encouragement of
learning by securing copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and
such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits
thereof to the
arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints."
PHILIP MOORE, Clerk of the
District of Maryland.