How to find a Public Law Prior to the 57th Congress?

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How to find a Public Law Prior to the 57th Congress?


Use the citation navigator tool in the U.S. Statutes at Large Library to locate a public law prior to the 57th Congress.

Open U.S. Statutes at Large, and click the Citation tab, and then the Citation Navigator link from beneath the search bar.  You will see three citation navigator options. To find laws prior to the 57th Congress, use the navigator labeled “1st – 56th Congress”. Type the Chapter number into the chapter number box and enter the year in Year Enacted Box.  Click search and you will be taken to the public law you are looking for.

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