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The Copyright Acts required the following boilerplate for the copyright registration, feel free to copy/paste it into your transcription to expedite the process (removing the comments in parentheses and text not found on the page) : District of _______ to wit: Be it remembered, that on _________________ day of _________________ anno Domini, in the year of ______ the independence of the United States of America, ______ of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book (map, chart, or otherwise, as the case may be,), the right whereof he claims as author or proprietor ( as the case may be) in the words following to wit: __________ 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, chart, and book, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned.’ _______ clerk of the district of _________.

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