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for the performance of said buildings; and on default in the undertaker or undertakers, for want of attention or competent knowledge to carry on the work with propriety, the said commissioners shall have power to displace him or them, and shall proceed again as in this section directed.

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Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That when- Commisever said commissioners shall proceed to erect power to any of the aforesaid public buildings, they shall mones, etc. have power to appropriate any money which may be in the county treasury, not otherwise appropriated, for the erection and completion of said buildings; and said commissioners shall, in behalf of the county, enter into bond for the and enter faithful discharge of said contract or contracts.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Repealing
act directing the building and establishing of
court houses and county jails, pillories, whip-
ping posts and stocks, in every county, be, and
the same is hereby repealed, and this act shall
take effect and be in force, from and after the
passage thereof.

Speaker of the house of representatives.



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Be it enacted by the general assembly of the state of Ohio, That the auditor is hereby authorized and required, to pay unto James Denny, a sum equal to the fees allowed by the United States, in auditors' warrants, for surveying eight hundred acres in the Scioto salt lick township, into twenty acre lots and water lots, as required by an act, entitled, “An act regulating the public salt-works," upon a return of such survey being made, to be paid out of the contingent fund.

Speaker of the house of representatives.

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An act, to provide for fixing the permanent seat of

justice in the county of Clermont.



WHEREAS it has been represented to this gene- Preamble. ral assembly, that the present seat of justice in the county of Clermont, is in a situation that renders it very inconvenient to a large proportion of the citizens of said county. Therefore,

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly William Patof the state of Ohio, That William Patton, Isaac Davis and Davis and Nathan Reeves, of the county of Reeves, Ross, be and they are hereby appointed and ers. constituted commissioners, to view and examine the several parts of the aforesaid county, or so much thereof as will, in their opinion, enable their duty. them to determine whether a removal of the seat of justice in said county be necessary, for the convenience and accommodation of the citizens thereof; in determining of which, the said commissioners shall take into view the present and probable future population of the said county, the outlines that are likely to remain permanent as well as those that may be altered by future

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case one of

sioners fail
to attend.

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make re-
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divisions, the proportion of the present inhabi-
tants that will be incommoded by a removal of
the present seat, and all other circumstances

relative to the subject: Provided, That in case
the commis any one of the said commissioners should be

prevented, by accident or otherwise, from
attending on the duties hereby required of them,
the other two being met, shall agree upon a
third person, and the person thus agreed upon,
shall be sworn and perform all the duties re-
quired of the original commissioner.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That said
commissioners shall take a particular view of
that part of Miami or Obanion township, which
prayed to be attached to Warren county, and
shall report their opinion to the next general

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the said commissioners, after having made view and examination, agreeable

to the provisions of this act, to certify their
the clerk of opinion thereon, under their hažds and seals,

and make out duplicates of such certificate, one
copy of which shall be left with the clerk of the
county court, for the inspection of the citizens,
and the other copy they shall inclose in a letter,
addressed to the speaker of the senate.

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speaker of
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Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid commissioners, previous to their entering on the duties of their office, shall each take the following oath or affirmation. I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully and truly execute the duties of a commissioner for establishing the seat of justice in the county of Clermont, and that I will make a just report thereof, according to the best of my abilities; a copy of which oath, signed by the justice before whom it was taken, shall accompany the report made to the general assembly.

Sec. 5. und be it further enacted, That each commissioner shall be entitled to receive two compensadollars, for every day they may be necessarily employed in the business required by this act, and going to and returning from the said county, which shall be paid out of the county treasury, upon the certificate of any justice of the peace within the said county.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the appropriacourt or commissioners shall be, and they are hibited for a hereby prohibited from making any

making any further appropriation of money, for the erection or completion of public buildings in said county, until


certain time.

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