Chap. 85. – An act to provide for revising, collating and digesting into a Code the Statute Laws now in force in this State.
Passed October 27, 1863.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
1. The contract made by Edward C. Bunker, James C. McGrew and Peter G. Van Winkle, a joint committee of this legislature, acting under the authority and in pursuance of a joint resolution thereof, for and on behalf of this State, with Daniel Lamb, and providing in substance that the said Daniel Lamb shall, without unnecessary of avoidable delay, revise, collate and digest into one Code, to be called the “Code of West Virginia,” all the statute laws of a general nature now of force in this State, and shall prepare and report to the legislature such amendments and additional laws as he may deem necessary, with marginal notes of reference to the laws from which the different sections were compiled, and to the decisions of the court of appeals, explanatory thereof, and with a table of contents and index to the whole, and shall prepare the same for printing and superintend the printing thereof, including the correction of the proofs, which contract is subject to the conditions, directions and stipulations therein contained, for the sum of five thousand dollars, payable as therein covenanted and agreed, the same to be in full of all charges and expenses which may be incurred by the said Daniel Lamb, except as therein excepted, is hereby approved, ratified and confirmed.
2. The sum of five thousand dollars is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be paid to said Daniel Lamb, one thousand dollars on the passage of this act, the like sum on the first day of March and on the first day of August next, the like sum whenever the said Daniel Lamb shall make his concluding report to the legislature, and the residue upon the full performance of his said contract.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: October 1863