"a score or two of volumes of the Acts of Congress, and a bulky Digest of the Revenue Laws"

All the acts passed by the United States Congress are contained in Statutes at Large, a serial work which, by Hawthorne’s time, had run to eight volumes. Anyone interested in perusing these will find them here, while an 1804 edition of the Digest of Revenue Laws, supplemented by information relating to custom houses, can be browsed below.