National Affairs: Codification

It was getting on in the evening and the Senate was busy as well as sleepy, when Senator Pepper came in with a colossal bundle of printed matter. He explained that this bundle, which consisted of 1,700 pages would take a week at least to read but he offered to carry it around to any of his learned colleagues who might like to examine it. It was simply a codification of all the laws enacted between 1789 and last December by U. S. Congresses and had been prepared merely to establish physical evidence...

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