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'HE IOWA OFFICIAL REGISTER, compiled and published for
the past few years through the State Department, was, by an
act of the Twenty-fourth General Assembly, made a State document; thus its future publication was assured and its distribution definitely provided.
Heretofore the editions have been limited to comparatively few volumes, consequently their judicious distribution, placing them where they would accomplish the most good, was a task not easily executed; hundreds of applications for the book have been rejected because the edition was inadequate to meet the demand, and a newspaper notice from persons wishing to purchase one or more copies to complete the set, is not unfrequent.
The marked approval of the OFFICIAL REGISTER by the newspapers of the State, as well as by scores of letters from individuals who regard it as invaluable in their business relations, is of itself a matter of pride to the department, as well as a reasonable motive for its existence.
The following is the act of the General Assembly:
PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF IOWA OFFICIAL REGISTER.
AN ACT to provide for the printing and distribution of the Iowa OFFICAL
Section 1. That the Secretary of State is hereby authorized and directed to compile and publish annually, ten thousand copies of the Iowa Official RegisTER, to contain historical, political, and other statistics and facts, of general value, but nothing of a partisan character.