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Volume XXIII (1825-1826) of The Public Records of the State of Connecticut is now available for purchase

The State Library, with funding from the Historic Documents Preservation Fund, announces the publication of the next volume in the Public Records of the State of Connecticut series. One copy of the volume is available for free to every Connecticut public library, publicly funded college or university library, incorporated historical society, Judicial Department court library, or Connecticut State Documents Depository Library.  Eligible institutions should contact the State Archivist via e-mail ( to request a free copy.  A limited number of copies are available for purchase by the public.

Volume 23 covers the 1825 and 1826 General Assembly legislative sessions, which saw “increasing political fragmentation within the governing Republican coalition [that] marked Connecticut’s public life in the years 1825 and 1826. Oliver Wolcott, Jr., remained as governor half a decade after presiding over the major constitutional, political, and fiscal reforms of 1818-1820. He continued to advocate a program of economic, legal, moral, and cultural advancement in his annual messages to the General Assembly. The legislature, however, acted on very few of his specific proposals, although it did promote economic and social development by incorporating a variety of business, civic, and charitable organizations. Rampant factionalism rather than coherent legislative programs dominated political life. However, new partisan formations had already begun to emerge at the national level, eventually coalescing as Jacksonian Democrats and Whigs.” — excerpt from the Introduction to Volume XXIII by editor Douglas M. Arnold and associate editor Shelby Shapiro.

The cost for each volume is $50.00 which includes $5.00 shipping and handling. A limited number of certain prior volumes are also available for purchase at a reduced price of $30.00.  To order volume 23 and earlier volumes please complete this order form and return to the address with a check or money order. 

Or purchase with a credit card through Connecticut State Library online transactions process.

Eligible institutions should contact the State Archivist via e-mail ( to request the free copy.  Visit our website at for an order form.