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west corner of the out-lot number thirty-four; thence south fifteen degrees east, twenty-six poles and one-tenth part of a pole, to the southwest corner of the out-lot number thirty-four; thence north seventy-five degrees east, fortynine poles to the southeast corner of the out-lot number thiry-three; thence north fifteen degrees west, one hundred seventy-eight poles and seven-tenth parts of a pole; thence north seventy-five degrees east, one hundred sixtynine poles and nine-tenth parts of a pole, to the southeast corner of the out-lot number ninetyeight; thence north fifteen degrees west, two hundred forty-one poles, to the Scioto river; thence up the said river, with its meanders, to the place of beginning, shall be and the same is hereby erected into a town corporate, which shall henceforth be known and distinguished by the name of the town of Chillicothe.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That for the better regulating, ordering and governing the said town of Chillicothe, and for promoting the interest, comfort and safety of the inhabitants thereof, there shall henceforth be in the said town seven trustees and a treasurer, who shall be chosen from the freeholders thereof an assessor, a collector, a supervisor and a town mar

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shal, who shall be elected by the freeholders and
householders, who may have resided six months Qualification
within the boundaries of said town; the trustees
thus elected shall, within two days after their
election, assemble at the court house in said
town and there elect, by ballot, from among
themselves, a president and a recorder, after
which they shall, in like manner, elect a treas-
urer, who may or may not be of their own num-
ber, which president, recorder and trustees,
shall be one body corporate and politic, with Style.
perpetual succession, to be known and dis-
tinguished by the name of "the president, re-
corder and trustees of the town of Chillicothe.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Power of
said president, recorder and trustees, and their dent, re
successors in office, shall be capable and able to trustees.
receive, acquire, hold and convey, any estate
real and personal, for the use of said town, and
shall also be capable in law, by the name afore- Capable of
said, of suing and being sued, of pleading and being sued,
being impleaded, in any action or suit, in any
court whatsoever; and they are hereby author-
ized to have one common seal for the use and and to have
purpose of the said corporation, and the same seal.
to alter or break, and to renew at their pleasure.

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

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Inhabitants inhabitants of the said town as aforesaid, shall örst Monday and may assemble at the court house in said

town, on the first Monday of March next, and elect, by ballot, seven trustees from the free. holders aforesaid, who shall serve for one year;

and on the first Monday of March, which will March, 1805, be in the year 1805, the inhabitants aforesaid, three trust- shall, at the time and place, and in manner

aforesaid, elect three trustees, who shall supply the place of a like number, who shall be removed by lot from the trustees of the preceding year;

and on the first Monday of March, in the year March, 1806; 1806, the said inhabitants shall, in like manner,

elect four trustees, who shall supply the place of the original remaining trustees, whose times shall have terminated with the end of the year; and shall so continue yearly and every year, alternately removing and supplying in manner aforesaid, first three and then four trustees every other year, by which there will always be

a sufficient number of experienced persons in Trustees to office; the trustees shall, within two days after

every annual election, meet together as aforeannual elec- said, and choose their president, recorder and

treasurer; the inhabitants aforesaid, shall, at the same time and place, yearly and every year, elect as aforesaid, an assessor, a collector, a supervisor and a marshal, who shall be freeholders in the said town, and shall hold their

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offices respectively, one year, and until their
successors shall be elected and sworn into office:
Provided always, That whenever the business Proviso.
of the corporation shall interfere with the coun-
ty business, the president, or in his absence the
recorder, shall direct where their meeting shall
be held; the president, recorder, every trustee
and other officer thus elected, shall, within ten
days after notice of their appointment, which
shall be in two days after the election, take the
oath to support the constitution of the United
States, of this state, and that he will faithfully
discharge the duties of his office, under penalty,
in case of refusal or neglect, of not more than
thirty nor less than ten dollars: Provided, That
no person shall be compelled to serve for two
successive terms.

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Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Election to first election shall be held the first Monday of arst Monday March next, for the purpose of choosing the several officers herein before enumerated, and it shall be the duty of one of the justices of the Justice of peace of said town, to attend at the court house superintend therein, and receive and count the ballots, and tion. declare to the persons present, the names of those who appear to be duly elected; that all elections thereafter, shall be superintended by

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the recorder and one of the trustees; shall be the trustees, opened at two o'clock on the day and at the place

aforesaid, and shall be kept open until six o'clock of the same day, when the poll shall be closed, the votes counted and the person highest in votes for the respective offices, declared by the recorder to be duly elected.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the said president, recorder and trustees, when convened for business, shall be called, "the select council of the town of Chillicothe," and they or any five of them, whereof the president or recorder shall always be one, shall have full power and authority, from time to time, and at any time, to hold a select council in the said town, at the court house aforesaid, and to make and publish such laws and ordinances in writing, and the same, from time to time, to alter or repeal, as to them sball seem necessary and

for the interest, comfort, safety and convenience of the said town of Chillicothe, and the inhabitants thereof; to administer all necessary oaths, to impose reasonable fines upon all persons who shall offend against the laws and ordinances made as aforesaid; to levy and cause to be col. lected all such fines by warrant, under the hand of the president, or in his absence, of the recorder, and the seal of the council, directed to

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