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officers shall reside, to the claimant or claimants or his or their agent or agents, for which service the sheriff or constable shall receive such compensation as they are entitled to receive in other cases for similar services.

Penalty on
persons re-
moving or
assisting to
remove any
black or mu-
latto per-
son, etc.

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Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That any person or persons who shall attempt to remove, or shall remove from this state, or who shall aid and assist in removing, contrary to the provisions of this act, any black or mulatto person or persons, without first proving as herein before directed, that he, she or they, is, or are legally entitled so to do, shall, on conviction thereof before any court having cognizance of the same, forfeit and pay the sum of one thousand dollars, one-half to the use of the informer and the other

half to the use of the state, to be recovered by How recov- action of debt, qui tam, or indictment, and shall

moreover be liable to the action of the party injured.

ELIAS LANGHAM, Speaker of the house of representatives.

NATH. MASSIE,

Speaker of the senate. January 5th, 1804.

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly
of the state of Ohio, That the marriage contract
now existing between Isaac Willis and Hannah Marringe
Willis, of Cincinnati, in the county of Hamilton, solved.
shall be and the same is hereby dissolved, and
the said Hannah divorced and forever released
from the said contract of marriage with the said
Isaac Willis, and from all the obligations and
incapacities of the same.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Restored to
said Hannah Willis shall be and she is hereby es of a feme
restored, to all the privileges, abilities and capa-
cities of a feme sole, as fully and completely as
though the same marriage had never existed,
any thing in the said contract to the contrary
notwithstanding.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the constituted
said Hannah Willis shall be and she is hereby of her chil-
constituted, the lawful guardian of her children
which she bore to the said Isaac Willis, until
they arrive at the age of fourteen years.

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Commence-
ment of this
act.

This act shall commence and be in force, from and after the passing thereof.

ELIAS LANGHAM, Speaker of the house of representatives.

NATH. MASSIE,

Speaker of the senate. January 6th, 1801.

CHAPTER VI.

An act, to establish the county of Muxkingum.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of the state of Ohio, That so much of the counties of Washington and Fairfield, as comes within the following boundaries, be and the same is hereby erected into a separate and distinct county, which shall be known by the name of

Muskingum, to-wit: Beginning at the northty of Muskin- west corner of the ninth township, in the ninth

range of the United States military lands, thence with the western boundary line of said range south, to the southern boundary line of said military lands, thence with the same, west, to

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the western boundary line of the fifteenth range
of public lands, thence with the said line, south,
to the southwest corner of the sixteenth town-
ship of the fifteenth range, thence eastwardly
with the south boundary of the sixteenth town-
ship, till it intersects the west boundary of the
twelfth range, thence with the sectional lines,
east, to the western boundary line of the seventh
range, thence with the same, north, to the north-
east corner of the military tract, thence with the
north boundary line of the tenth township in
the first and second ranges of said military
lands, west, until intersected by the Indian
boundary line, thence with the same, west-
wardly, to the place of beginning.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That from
and after the first day of March next, the said
county of Muskingum shall be vested with all
the powers, privileges and immunities of a sepa-
rate and distinct county: Provided always, That Proviso, as
all actions and suits which may be pending on ete., deperd-
the said first day of March next, shall be pros-
ecuted and carried into final judgment and exe-
cution, and all taxes, fees, fines and forfeitures,
which shall be then due, shall be collected in
the same manner as if this act had never been
passed.

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Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Temporary temporary seat of justice for said county, shall

be at the town of Zanesville, until the permanent seat shall be fixed according to law.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That this act shall commence and be in force, from and after the first day of March next.

Commencement.

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