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act, be a sufficient number of electors assembled for the choice of a chairman, as is herein before provided, between the hours of ten o'clock in the morning and four in the afternoon, so that no township officers can be chosen by the electors, it shall then be the duty of the trustees to appoint all township officers in this law enumerated; and the township officers thus appointed, shall take the same oaths and be liable to the same penalties, as though they had been elected at the annual meeting.

Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That it Township shall be the duty of all township officers, to deliver over deliver over to their successors in office under 10 their this act, all books and papers relating to their respective offices.

Sec. 14. Ani be it further enacted, That when- Commissionever and so often as the board of commissioners ived to alter of any county, may deem it conducive to the aries or public convenience, to divide or alter the boundaries of any township, they shall be and they are hereby authorized to alter the boundary lines, or to divide the township in the most convenient manner: Provided, That nothing herein shall Proviso. be construed to empower the boards of commissioners to divide any township in such manner, as to reduce the same below the size hereinafter prescribed; and that the trustees of each


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Eighty electors inhabiting live or six miles

off as a township.

and every township in this state, shall have power to determine on the place of holding elections within the township, and shall give public notice thereof, as is provided in case of township meetings.

Sec. 15. And be it further enacted, That

whenever and so often as there shall be eighty square bestii electors inhabiting in any tract of five miles

square, where, by the original survey of the county or district, the same was located into townships of that size, and whenever there shall be the same number of electors inhabiting in any tract of six miles square, where, by the original survey of the county or district, the same was located into townships of that size, the inhabitants of said tract or township of five or six miles square. shall be entitled to be set off as a township by themselves, entitled to all the

rights, privileges and immunities, by law given Commission to and vested in any township in this state: cation, to set Provided, That townships in the Virginia mili

tary district, shall not be of less contents than seven miles square.

Sec. 16. And be it further enacted, That any township, desirous of being set off as aforesaid, shall, for that purpose, apply to the board of commissioners of the proper county, and on satisfying the board that they are entitled by


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law to be set off, it shall be the duty of the board
to direct their clerk to record the boundaries of
said township in a book to be provided for that
purpose, and give said township such name as
the board of commissioners shall think proper:
Provided, That no two townships in any one Proviso.
county in this state, shall be set off and incor-
porated by the same name; and whenever, by
the original survey of any county or district in
this state, there shall be any gore or tract of
land of less area than four and a half miles
square, the same shall be, by the board of com-
missioners, annexed to and shall be a part of
some township of five or six miles square, which
may be contiguous to and most convenient for,
the inhabitants of said gore or tract.

Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That this commence
act shall commence and be in force from and act.
after the passing thereof, and that all powers
now vested in the several township officers,
shall be and remain, until superseded by the
several officers chosen under this act.

Sec. 18. Anal. be it further enurteil, That the Repealing act, entitled, “An act to establish and regulate township meetings,” and all other laws and

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parts of laws, coming within the purview of this act, be and they are hereby repealed.

ELIAS LANGHAM, Speaker of the house of representatives.


Speaker of the senate. January 21st, 1804.


An act, regulating the public salt works.

Agent appointed for


from and after the first day of May next.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly three years of the state of Ohio, That an agent be appointed,

by joint ballot of both houses of the general assembly, for three years, to commence from and after the first day of May next, who shall, previous to entering on the duties of his office, enter into a bond with good freehold security to the governor and his successors, for the use of

the state, in the penal sum of four thousand To reside at dollars, conditioned for the faithful performance

of the duties required by this act, and shall reside at the said works during his continuance in office; and the said agent shall not carry on the

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making of salt, either directly or indirectly, by himself or in partnership with others, during such agency:

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall The present be the duty of the present agent, prior to the certain surfirst day of March next, to lay off by actual sur- salt works vey, the land at the Scioto salt-works, along the first creek where salt water may be had, in convenient lots and in such manner, that those who may hereafter obtain a license to erect furnaces and sink wells, or cccupy those already erected or sunk at the said works, may have a sufficient quantity of salt water for their respective furnaces; also to lay off, by actual survey, eight hundred acres of land, adjoining the works, including all the lands that may be enclosed and under cultivation, in lots of twenty acres each, leaving a space along said creek as far as the surveys of lots may extend, of at least four poles wide, on the most eligible ground for a road, and leaving at suitable distances from each other, fronting the works, spaces of at least thirty feet wide, for the purpose of convenient roads and pass-ways, into said works, for which service the said agent shall receive such compensation shall receive as shall be allowed by the legislature; and the pensation said agent is hereby authorized to permit any billone

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