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The Third Constitutional Convention of the State of Ohio.
PREBLE COUNTY.—David Barnet.
MORRISON R. WAITE, President.
123 The First Legislative Council of the Northwest Territory (1788)
124 The Second Legislative Council (1789)
126 The Third Legislative Council (1790)
127 The Laws of 1791
128 The Laws of 1792
129 The Laws of 1795 (“The Maxwell Code”).
130 The Fourth Legislative Council (1797)
133 The Fifth Legislative Council (1798)
134 The First Session of the First Territorial Legislature
135 The Second Session of the First Territorial Legislature
140 The First Session of the Second Territorial General Assembly.
146 The Question of the Boundary of the State
151 The General Assembly of the State of Ohio (1803-1902). Introductory.
152 A Table showing the Membership of the Ohio Senate (1802-1902)...
153 A Table Showing the Membership of the Ohio House of Representatives (18021902).
188 An Alphabetical List of Members of the General Assembly (1802-1902) with location and period of service
240 The 75th General Assembly and its Membership..
REFERENCE to the Ordinance of 1787, which is reproduced in
Part One of this volume, will discover to the reader that the leg
islative funciton of the territorial government in its first stage of development, and until there should be five thousand free male inhabitants of full age in the district, was lodged in the Governor of the Territory and the judges of the of the General (or Territorial) Court, or, any two of the Judges and the Governor.
The power of this legislative body is specifically declared in these words of the third paragraph of the Ordinance:
“The governor and judges, or a majority of them, shall adopt and publish in the district, such laws OF THE ORIGINAL STATES, criminal and civil, as may be necessary and best suited to the circumstances of the district, and report them to Congress from time to time, which laws shall be in force in the district until the organization of the general assembly therein, unless disapproved of by Congress; but afterward the legislature shall have authority to alter them as they shall think fit.”