Official Opinions of Attorneys General (J 1.5:)

Although the office of Attorney-General was established in 1789, it was not until 1870 that a Department of Justice was established with the Attorney-General as its head. This new executive department gathered together in one place all the legal advisers then attached to other departments, as well as the district attorneys, marshals, and other court-related offices. The Official Opinions were published irregularly to cover opinions issued from 1789 onward; however, the first 16 volumes of Opinions were not printed in the Congressional Serial Set. (Andriot 530, Checklist 590)

Volume Congress Session Type Doc.Volume Number Serial Set Volume
v.1-16 Not included in Congressional documents
v.17 51st 1st H.misc.doc. 27 237 2786
v.18 51st 1st H.misc.doc. 28 238 2787
v.19 51st 1st H.misc.doc. 29 239 2788
v.20 53rd 3rd H.misc.doc. 5 44 3331
v.21 55th 2nd H.doc. 69 554 3697
v.22 56th 2nd H.doc. 99 512 4173
v.23 57th 1st H.doc. 130 717 4397
v.24 57th 2nd H.doc. 114 493 4553
v.25 59th 2nd H.doc. 43 23 5146
v.26 60th 2nd H.doc. 36 1035 5446
v.27 61st 3rd H.doc. 26 1013 5970
v.28 62nd 2nd H.doc. 34 140 6216
v.29 62nd 3rd H.doc. 36 1490 6402
v.30 65th 3rd H.doc. 24 1876 7493
v.31 66th 2nd H.doc. 30 748 7701
v.32 67th 2nd H.doc. 23 221 8011
v.33 68th 1st H.doc. 28 199 8289
v.34 69th 1st H.doc. 37 280 8598
v.35 70th 2nd H.doc. 48 458 9051
v.36 71st 3rd H.doc. 52 824 9402
v.37 72nd 2nd H.doc. 26 579 9694
v.38 73rd 2nd H.doc. 41 414 9845
v.39 74th 2nd H.doc. 27 512 10046
v.40 80th 2nd H.doc. 40 732 11262
v.41 87th 1st H.doc. 73 488 12531
v.42 Not printed
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