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CHATER II.

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An act, declaring the assent of the general assem

bly of the state of Ohio, to un amendinent proposeıl by the congress of the United States, in lieu of the third paragraph of the first section of the second article of the constitution of the United States.

Preamble.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of the State of Ohio, That whereas it is provided by the fifth article of the constitution of the United States of America, that congress, whenever two-thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to the said constitution, or on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which in either case shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the same constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three-fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by congress. And whereas, at a session of the congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of Washington, in the territory of Co

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lumbia, on Monday the seventeenth of October,
one thousand eight hundred and three, it was
resolved by the senate and house of representa-
tives of the United States of America, in con-
gress assembled, two-thirds of both houses con-
curring, that in lieu of the third paragraph of the
first section of the second article of the constitu-
tion of the United States, the following be pro-
posed as an amendment to the constitution of
the United States, which when ratified by three-
fourths of the legislatures of the several states, Amendment
shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as the congress
part of the said constitution, to-wit: The elect- ed States.
ors shall meet in their respective states, and
vote, by ballot, for president and vice president,
one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant
of the same state with themselves. They shall
name in their ballots, the person voted for as
president, and in distinct ballots, the person
voted for as vice-president--and they shall make
distinct lists of all persons voted for as presi-
dent, and of all persons voted for as vice-presi-
dent, and the number of votes for each, which
lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit,
sealed, to the seat of the government of the
United States, directed to the president of the
senate; the president of the senate shall, in
the presence of the senate and house of repre-

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sentatives, open all the certificates and the votes
shall then be counted; the person having the
greatest number of votes for president shall be
the president, if such number be a majority of
the whole number of electors appointed, and if

Ho person have such majority, then from the
Amendment persons having the highest numbers, not exceed-

ing three on the list of those voted for as pres-
ident, the house of representatives shall choose
immediately, by ballot, the president; but in
choosing the president, the votes shall be
taken by states, the representation from
each state having one vote; a quorum for
this purpose shall consist of a member or mem-
bers from two-thirds of the states, and a majority
of all the states shall be necessary to a choice;
and if the house of representatives shall not
choose a president whenever the right of choice
shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day
March next following, then the vice-president
shall act as president, as in the case of the death
or other constitutional disability of the presi-
dent. The person having the greatest number
of votes, as vice-president, shall be the vice-
president, if such number be a majority of the
whole number of electors appointed; and if no
person have a majority, then from the two high-
est numbers on the list, the senate shall choose

the vice-president; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of president, shall be eligible to that of vice-president of the United States.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the afore- Assented to, said amendment to the constitution of the United and ratified. States, be and is hereby assented to, confirmed and ratified.

ELIAS LANGHAM,
Speaker of the house of representatives.

NATH. MASSIE,

Speaker of the senate. December 30th, 1803.

CHAPTER III.

An act, for the limitation of actions.

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of the state of Ohio, That all actions hereinafter mentioned, shall be sued or brought within the times hereinafter limited; all actions of trespass

for assault, menace, battery and wounding, ac-
bringing cer- tions of slander for words spoken or libel, and

for false imprisonment, within one year next
after the cause of such actions or suits; and all
action upon book accounts, or for forcible entry
and detainer or forcible detainer, within four
years next after the cause of such actions orsuits,
and all actions of trespass upon real property,
trespass, detinue, trover and conversion and re-
plevin; all actions upon the case and all actions of
debt for rent, shall be sued or brought within six
years, next after the cause of such actions or
suits, and all actions of covenant or debt founded
upon a specialty under hand and seal, shall be
sued or brought within fifteen years next after
the cause of such actions or suits: Provided,
That no part of the principal or interest be
paid or demand be made within that time.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That no person
or persons shall hereafter sue, have or maintain

Proviso.

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