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CHAPTER XXIII.

An act, fixing the ratio of representation through

out the state.

among the

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly Representaof the state of Ohio, That the representation of pointea this state shall be so fixed and apportioned, that several the several counties shall be entitled to send representatives to the general assembly, as hereinafter directed, viz: The county of Trumbull, two; the county of Columbiana, one; the county of Jefferson, three; the county of Belmont, two; the counties of Wasington, Gallia and Muskingum, three; the county of Fairfield, two; the counties of Ross and Franklin, four; the counties of Adams and Scioto, three; the county of Clermont, one, the county of Warren, two; the county of Hamilton, three; the county of Butler, two; the county of Montgomery, one; the county of Green, one.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Senators. county of Trumbull shall be entitled to send one senator; the counties of Jefferson and Columbiana, two senators; the county of Belmont, one senator; the counties of Washington, Gallia and Muskingum, two senators; the county of Fairfield, one senator; the counties of Ross and

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Franklin, two senators; the counties of Adams and Scioto, one senator; the county of Clermont, one senator; the county of Hamilton, two senators; the counties of Warren, Butler, Montgomery and Green, two senators, to the general assembly of this state.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That when classed with a newly erected county is, by the foregoing sec

tion, classed with the original county, for the to be sent to purpose of electing a senator or senators, the the clerk of clerk and judges of the court of common pleas

or justices of the peace (as the case may be) of such newly erected county, so soon as they make out the abstract of votes for senator or senators in said county, shall convey a certified copy of the same, under seal, to the clerk of the original county at his office, within ten days next after the close of the election, and the votes contained in the abstract thus returned, shall be considered as proper in every respect to be incorporated with the abstract of votes of said original county, for such senator or senators, as those counties are authorized to elect in common.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the

clerks and judges of the courts of common etc. of But- pleas or justices of the peace (as the case may

be) in the counties of Butler, Green and Montgomery, So soon as they make out the ab

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stracts of votes for senator or senators in their votes for counties respectively, shall convey a certified eterik to the copy of the same, under seal, to the clerk of the Warren, etc. county of Warren, at his office, within ten days next after the close of the election, ånd the votes contained in the abstract thus returned, shall be considered proper in every respect to be incorporated with the abstract of votes of Warren county, for such senator or senators as those counties are authorized to elect in common.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That on the Clerks of next day after receiving the returns directed counties, 10 to be made in the two foregoing sections, the certificates clerks of the counties of Jefferson, Washington, ators electRoss, Adams and Warren, shall each make out for the senator or senators who appear to be duly elected in their county, and the county or counties classed therewith, a certificate of the same and deliver it to the person entitled thereto, on demand.

ELIAS LANGHAM,
Speaker of the house of representatives.

NATH. MASSIE,
Speaker of the senate.

February 11th, 1804.

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Three com-
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Election to
be held first
Monday of
April

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of the stute of Ohio, That there shall be elected three commissioners in each county in this state, and them and their successors in office, or any two of whom, shall have authority to do and perform any act or duty required and enjoined by law.

Sec. 2. Anıl be it further enarted, That the first election for commissioners shall be held on the first Monday of April next, at the places of holding the township meetings in the several townships in each county, which election shall be conducted and returned in every l'espect as elections are to be conducted and returned under an act, entitled, “An act to regulate elections;'' and all sheriffs, judges of elections and clerks, are hereby required to conduct themselves accordingly.

Sec. 3. Ind be it further enacted. That the commissioners thus elected, shall, at their first meeting, determine, by lot, for what time they shall severally continue in office, one whereof shall continue until the first (ctober annual

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