Statutes at Large
Being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia
from the first session of the Legislature, in
the Year 1619.
By: William Waller Hening
Transcribed for the internet by: Freddie L. Spradlin, Torrance, CA.
I've created a supplemental index to the persons named in the
Comments/suggestions can be emailed to me at:
This transcription is made from a 1969 facsimile reprint. I've not
included any text added in 1969.
I've tried to duplicate the spelling throughout. Except in the
supplementary index of persons names, that I've created. There I've taken liberty with the
variant spellings to try to combine references for the same person, or those I think belong to
the same person
Because of the difficulties in reproducing, exactly, the typography of the printed page
through the Hyper-Text Markup Language features avaialble, I've merely tried to reproduce the
style of the indiviual pages. So:
Marginal notes are not directly adjacent to the relevant text in the main
page, and the columns in the index at the back of the book, are no longer the same length on the
A list of names with a brace beside each name, indicates the list was
printed with one large brace encompassing the names.
Hanging indents, used for some paragraphs, are not exactly reproduced.
Where page headers on facing pages were complementary, I've put both phrases
as the header for each individual page, the left page header above the right page's.
Hyphenation, except in the title page(s), has been elminated, and when a
word was hyphenated between pages, the whole word was placed where it began. In the original,
page numbering was at the top, outside edge, but to make my job easier, I've stayed with "top
left". In the original, marginal notes were on the outside edge, while I've stayed with right
Where I've insterted my own comments/notes, I've used red lettering.
Updated: July 19, 2009