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Act of Congress Recognizing Ohio as a Member of the Unoin.

and dollars, to commence from the date of his appointment, to be paid quarter-yearly at the treasury of the United States.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That there shall be appointed in the said district, a person learned in the law, to act as attorney for the United States, who shall, in addition to his stated fees, be paid by the United States, two hundred dollars annually, as a full compensation for all extra services.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That a marshall shall be appointed for the said district, who shall perform the same duties, be subject to the same regulations and penalties, and be entitled to the same fees as are prescribed to marshalls in other districts, and shall moreover be entitled to the sum of two hundred dollars annually, as a compensation for all extra services.

APPROVED February 19, 1803.

ACT OF CONGRESS ORDERING THE DESIGNATION BY

A NEW SURVEY, OF THE WESTERN AND

NORTHERN BOUNDARIES OF OHIO.

(May 20, 1812.)

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO AS

CERTAIN AND DESIGNATE CERTAIN BOUNDARIES.

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E it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States of America in Congress assembled, That the

surveyor general, under the direction of the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized and required (as soon as the consent of the Indians can be obtained), to cause to be surveyed, marked and designated, so much of the western and northern boundaries of the state of Ohio, which have not already been ascertained, as divides said state from the territories of Indiana and Michigan, agreeably to the boundaries as established by the act entituled, "An act to enable the people of the eastern division of the territory northwest of the river Ohio to form a constitution and state government, and for the admission of such state into the Union on an equal footing with the original states, and for other purposes," passed April thirtieth, one thousand eight hundred and two; and to cause to be made a plat or plan of so much of the boundary line as runs from the southerly extreme of Lake Michigan to Lake Erie, particularly noting the place where said line intersects the margin of said lake, and to return the same when made to Congress: Provided, that the whole expense of surveying and marking the said boundary lines shall not exceed five dollars for every mile that shall be actually surveyed and marked, which shall be paid out of the monies appropriated for defraying the expense of surveying the public lands.

APPROVED, May 20, 1812.

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Joseph Benson Foraker, Republican, of Cincinnati, was born July 5, 1846, on farm near Rainsboro, Highland County, oblo; enlisted July 14, 1862, as private in Company A, Lighty-ninth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, with which organization he served until the ciose of the war, at which time he held the rank of first lieutenant and brevet captain; was graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y., July 1, 1869; was admitted to the bar and entered upon the practice of the law at Cincinnati, Ohio, October 14, 1869 ; was elected judge of the superior court of Cincinnati in April, 1879'; resigned on account of ill health May 1, 1882; was the Republican candidate for governor of Ohio in 1883, but was defeated ; was elected to the office in 1885, and re-elected in 1887; was again nominated for governor and defeated in 1889 ; was chairman of the Republican State Convention of Ohio for 1886, 1890, and 1896, and was a delegate-at-large from Ohio to the national Republican conventions of 1884, 1888, 1892, and 1896; was chairman of the Ohio delegation in the convention of 1884 and 1888, and presented to both of these conventions the dame of Hon. John Sherman for nomination for the Presidency; in the conventions of 1892 ad 1896 served as chairman of the committee on resolutions; and as such reported the platform each time to the convention ; presented the name of William McKinley to the Convention of 1896 for nomination to the presidency; was elected United States Senator, January 15, 1896, to succeed Calvin S. Brice, and took his seat March 4, 1897. He was re-elected January 15, 1902, for the term beginning March 4, 1903, and ending March 3, 1909, receiving the votes of all Republican members of the General Assembly.

THE FIRST CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OF THE

STATE OF OHIO.

(1802.)

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HE people of that part of the Northwest Territory now embraced in the

boundaries of the State of Ohio, having arrived at a numerical strength sufficient under the Ordinance of 1787 to give them a separate organiza

tion, and acting under the Act of Congress of May, 1802, elected representatives to a ('onstitutional Convention to take the necessary steps for admission into the Union of States. The representatives so elected, met in Chillicothe on the 1st of November, 1802, and completed their labors by the ratification on the 29th of that month of the First Constitution of the State of Ohio.

ADAMS COUNTY.

Joseph Darlington, Israel Donaldson, and Thomas Kirker.

BELMONT COUNTY.
James Caldwell and Elijah Woods.

CLERMONT COUNTY.

Philip Gatch and James Sargent.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY,

Henry Abrams and Emanuel Carpenter.

HAMILTON COUNTY.

John W. Browne, Charles Willing Byrd, Francis Dunlavey, William Goforth, John Kitchell, Jeremiah Morrow, John Paul, John

Reiley, John Smith and John Wilson.

JEFFERSON COUNTY.

Rudolph Blair, George Humphrey, John Milligan, Nathan Updegraff,

and Bazaleel Wells.

ROSS COUNTY.

Michael Baldwin, James Grubb, Nathaniel Massie, and Thomas

Worthington.

TRUMBULL COUNTY.
David Abbott and Samuel Huntington.

WASHINGTON COUNTY.

Ephriam Cutler, Benj. Ives Gilman, John McIntyre and Rufus

Putnam.
President of the Convention, Edward Tiffin, of Ross County.
Secretary of the Convention, Thomas Scott.

It is interesting to note the absence, in this list of 1802, of the names of such counties as Cuyahoga, Franklin, Lucas, Montgomery, Stark, Muskingum and Mahoning, the homes, in 1902, of all the large cities of the state, except Cincinnati.

THE FIRST CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF OHIO.

(DONE IN CONVENTION AT CHILLICOTHE, Nov. 29, 1802.)

WE

E the people of the eastern division of the territory of the Uni

ted States northwest of the river Ohio, having the right of ad

mission into the general government as a member of the Union; consistent with the Constitution of the United States, the ordinance of Congress of one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven, and of the law of Congress entitled “An act to enable the people of the eastern division of the territory of the United States northwest of the river Ohio to form a constitution and state government, and for the admission of such state into the Union, on an equal footing with the original States, and for other purposes;” in order to establish justice, promote the welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish the following constitution or form of government; and do mutually agree with each other to form ourselves into a free and independent State, by the name of the STATE OF OHIO.

ARTICLE I.

OF THE LEGISLATIVE POWER. SECTION 1. The legislative authority of this State shall be vested in a GENERAL ASSEMBLY, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives, both to be elected by the people.

SEC. 2. Within one year after the first meeting of the General Assembly, and within every subsequent term of four years, an enumeration of all the white male inhabitants above twenty-one years of age shall be made in such manner as shall be directed by law. The number of Representatives shall, at the several periods of making such enumeration, be fixed by the Legislature and apportioned among the several Counties, according to the number of white male inhabitants above twenty-one years of age in each, and shall never be less than twentyfour nor greater than thirty-six until the number of white male inhabitants above twenty-one years of age shall be twenty-two thousand; and after that event, at such ratio that the whole number of Representatives shall never be less than thirty-six nor exceed seventy-two.

Sec. 3. The Representatives shall be chosen annually, by the citizens of each County, respectively, on the second Tuesday of October.

Sec. 4. No person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained the age of twenty-five years, and be a citizen of the United States and an inhabitant of this State; shall also have resided within the limits of the County in which he shall be chosen one year next preceding his election, unless he shall have been absent on the public busi

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