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The Board of Education of the City of Cincinnati et al
SUPERIOR COURT OF CINCINNATI.
Of the Court.
OPINIONS AND DECISION
ROBERT CLARKE & CO.
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1870,
BY ROBERT CLARKE & CO.
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern
John D. Minor, Samuel P. Bishop, Charles W. Rowland,
The Board of Education of Cincinnati, W. J. O'Neil, J. H.
Carbery, F. Macke, H. P. Seibel, C. F. Bruckner,
Filed November 2, 1869.
The plaintiffs, who bring this action on their own behalf, and on behalf of many others, say that they and those on whose behalf they sue, are citizens and tax-payers of the city of Cincinnati. That on the 1st day of November, A. D. 1869, the Board of Education of said city, at a regular meeting thereof, then held, passed the following resolutions by the vote of a majority of the members, to-wit: by the votes of W. J. O'Neil, J. H. Brunsman, J. W. B. Kelly, Edgar M. Johnson, Benjamin J. Ricking, D. J. Mullaney, Henry W. Poor, Joseph P. Carbery, F. Macke, H. P. Seibel, C. F. Bruckner, Stephen Wagner, Joseph Kramer, F. W. Rauch, Thomas Vickers, A. Theurkauf, John Sweeney, George D. Temple, John P. Story, Samuel A. Miller, Herman Eckel, J. F. Wisnewski, defendants, and members of said
"Resolved, That religious instruction, and the reading of religious books, including the Holy Bible, are prohib