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Secretary of State's Office.

Chillicothe, Ohio. I hereby certify, that the foregoing laws and resolutions of the general assembly of the state of Ohio, are correct copies of the rolls in my office. Given under my hand, the thirtieth day of July,

one thousand eight hundred and five, and of the independence of this state the third. WILLIAM CREIGHTON, JR.

Secretary of State. To the legislaturel of the state os Ohio. /

* 36-Vol

TABLE OF THE CONTENTS.

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Constitution of the United States.......

III

An ordinance...

XXVI

Act of congress....

XXXVII

Constitution of the state of Ohio........

XLII

Act of congress......

LXIX

Act respecting fugitives from justice..... LXXIV

CHAPTER.

Page.

I. An act, respecting crimes and punish-

ments.......

1

II. An act, defining the duties of justices of

the peace and constables, in criminal

and civil cases....

14

III. An act, organizing the judicial courts 36

IV. An act, regulating the fees of civil

officers, in civil and criminal cases...... 49

V. An act, regulating judgments and execu-

tions

69

VI. An act, to amend an act, entitled, “An

act, establishing an university in the

town of Athens.”

79

VII. An act, allowing and regulating writs of

attachment......

81

VIII. An act, for granting license and regulat-

ing terries, taverns and stores.... 96

IX. An act, regulating county levies.

104

X. An act, relating to dower....

112

XI. An act, for the inspection of certain

articles therein enumerated.......

117

XII. An act, defining the duties of persons tak-

ing up estray animals, and securing to

the owners boats and other water crafts

found going adrift .......

..... 124

XIII. An act, for the assignment of bail bonds 131

XIV. An act, concerning testimony.... ...... 133

XV. An act, providing for the execution of real

contracts, in certain cases.....

137

XVI. An act, authorizing and regulating

arbitrations ....

140

XVII. An act, against forcible entry and

detainer....

... 144

XVIII. An act, fixing the rate of interest and

for preventing usury...

149

XIX. An act, providing for the execution and

acknowledgements of deeds

150

XX. An act, fixing the rate of toll for grinding 154

XXI. An act, defining the duties of sheritts and

coroners, in certain cases....

156

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Page.
XXII. Ao act, making certain instruments of
writing negotiable.....

... 161
XXIII. An act, for the appointment of guardians
to lunatics and others........

163
XXIV. An act, regulating prison bounds........... 166
XXV. An act, for the maintenance and support
of illegitimate children...

... 167
XXVI. An act, allowing mutual debts and

demands to be set off and concerning
tenders ....

171
XXVII. An act, directing the manner of execut-

ing, proving and recording wills and
codicils ...

173
XXVIII. An act, concerning divorce and alimony 177
XXIX. An act, securing certain persons from
arrest in certain cases....

180
XXX. An act, directing the distribution of
insolvent estates...

182
XXXI. An act, providing for the recovery of

money, secured by mortgage............ 185
XXXII. An act, defining the duties of admin-

istrators on wills and intestate estates
and providing for the appointment of

guardians .......
XXXIII. An act, defining the duties of the

auditor and treasurer of state............ 193
XXXIV. An act, providing for the service and

return of process, in certain cases...... 198
XXXV. An act, authorizing the leasing of certain

lands in the county of Washington,

granted for religious purposes.... ... 200
XXXVI. An act, to prevent destroying publications 208
XXXVII. An act, to prevent destroying of timber,... 209
XXXVIII. An act, to prevent firing woods and
prairies ....

... 210
XXXIX. An act, defining seals to be afhxed to
instruments of writing...

... 211
XL. An act, authorizing the governor to fill
vacancies, in certain cases..,

... 212
XLI. An act, to provide for the recording
of town plats.......

213
XLII. An act, defining a lawful fence and pro-

viding against trespassing animals...... 215
XLIII. An act, for the prevention of certain
immoral practices....

... 218
XLIV. An act, to amend an act, entitled, “An

act, to provide for organizing and dis-
ciplining the militia....

... 220

... 188

............. 236

CHAPTER.

Page. XLV. An act, providing for the election of jus

tices of the peace............................. 226 XLVI. An act, directing the mode of leasing

section number sixteen ............ 230 XLVII. An act, to amend the act, entitled, “An

act, appropriating part of the three per
cent. granted for laying out, opening

and making roads, within this state.”.. 2 XLVIII. An act, to amend an act, entitled, “An

act, regulating the public salt-works.” 233 XLIX. An act, to amend an act, entitled, “An

act, creating boards of commissioners." 235 L. An act, to amend, "An act, levying a state

tax .' ..................... ....................... 4 LI. An act, defining and regulating the

duties of the secretary of state............ 238 LII. An act, for the relief of insolvent debtors 240 LIII. An act, for ascertaining the boundaries of counties..................

.... 245 LIV. An act, ascertaining what counties the

lands of the non-residents, within the

Virginia military district, lie.............. 247 LV. An act, declaring what laws shall be in

force in this state............ ................ 248 LVI. An act, establishing a pilot over Letart

falls in the county of Galia.............. 249 LVII. An act, authorizing Jehiel Gregory and

John Havener, their heirs and assigos,
to erect a mill-dam across the Hock-

hocking river......
LVIII. An act, establishing the salaries of cer-

tain officers ....... ........................... 253 LIX. An act, establishing the seat of justice

for the county of Warren ................. 255 LX. An act, erecting a part of the counties of

Ross, Adams and Clermont into a sep

arate county, by the name of Highland 256 LXI. An act, allowing compensation to the

officers of the general assembly, and to
repeal all laws and parts of laws, here-

tofore in force on that subject............ 258 LXII. An act, to incorporate the town of

Steubenville, in the county of Jefferson 259 LXIII. An act, to incorporate the town of Dayton,

in the county of Montgomery ............ 266 LXIV. An act, for the relief of the poor............ 272 LXV. An act, regulating the course of descents

and distribution of personal estates..... 279

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251

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PAGE. LXVI. An act, repealing the thirteenth section of

the act, entitled, “An act, to amend

an act, organizing the judicial courts." 282 LXVII. An act, making a temporary appropria

tion of money tor certain purposes...... 283 LXVIII. An act, establishing the county of Athens 283 LXIX. An act, establishing the county of Champaign........

285 LXX. An act, appointing Israel Putnam, agent

for the heirs of doctor Jedediah Ens-
worth, deceased ........

286 LXXI. An act, incorporating the Dayton Library Society

288 LXXII. An act, ratifying and confirming the

election of commissioners for Muskin-
gum county......

... 290 LXXIII. An act, for the relief of certain landholders 291 LXXIV. An act, for altering the boundary line

between Scioto and Galia counties...... 294 'LXXV. An act, repealing certain laws... ... 294 LXXVI. An act, making appropriations for the

year one thousand eight hundred and
five.......

296

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LAWS REVISED.
I. An act, to provide for commissioning of
certain officers......

301 II. An act, to establish the county of Scioto..... 302 III. An act, for the division of the counties of Hamilton and Ross...

... 303 IV. An act, allowing compensation to the mem

bers of the convention who framed the
constitution, to their officers and to the

members of the general assembly........... 306 V. An act, for the erecting a part of the counties

of Jefferson and Washington into a sepa

rate county, by the name of Columbiana.. 308 VI. An act, establishing seats of justice... 309 VII. An act, regulating marriages...

... 312 VIII. An act, tor the division of the county of Washington ...

... 316 IX. An act, to establish the county of Franklin 317 X. An act, regulating the mode of petitioning

the legislature in certain cases...... 319 XI. An act, empowering the treasurer of the

state to receive from the secretary of the
treasury of the United States, monies
granted for the opening roads within the
state

... 320

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