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such lands, tenements or hereditaments, or her heirs or any person who shall have right, title or interest to the same, by the death of such wife or widow.

A wife leaving her husband, forfeiis her right of dower, etc.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That if a wife willingly leave her husband and dwell with her adulterer, she shall lose and be barred of her right of dower, but if she shall return and her husband shall be reconciled to her and dwell with her, she shall be restored to her right of dower.

When lands, etc., are lost by frauds, etc., the wid

to her dower.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That in

case a person shall be impleaded for lands or ow entitled tenements, and giveth up the same by covin or

fraud, after the death of the husband the wife may recover her dower of the same; and in case the husband loseth the land in demand by default, and his wife, after his death, demand her dower therein, she shall be heard; and if the widow can establish the right of the husband to the lands or tenements, she shall be entitled to and recover her dower therein.

When the widow is

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That whenawarded her ever a widow having no right to dower and the prejudice to heir being under age, if the widow bring her

writ of dower against the guardian and she shall make default, or by collusion defend the plea faintly, whereby the widow is awarded her

the heir,


dower, in prejudice to the heir or heirs, in all such cases, he, she or they, coming of age, shall have right to demand the seisin of his or her to be proancestor against such woman, in like manner as against as he, she or they, should have against any other cases. person.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the Widow to widow shall have no part of the personal prop- of the por: erty, her wearing apparel excepted, until all the erty until debts against the estate are paid, except such are paid, part of the household furniture as shall be assigned her by the court of common pleas.

have no part

Speaker of the house of representatives.

Speaker of the senate.

January 19th, 1804.


An act, to provide for the election of elector's of the

president and vice-president.

Electors for
etc., to be
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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly

of the state of Ohio, That all persons having the the lirst Sat. requisite qualifications of electors of senators

and representatives to the general assembly of this state, shall, on the first Saturday of November next, assemble in their respective townships within this state, at the places designated in each township for the holding elections, for the purpose of electing three electors of president and vice-president of the United States.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That when the electors are so assembled, they shall proceed to elect, by ballot, three electors of president

and vice-president of the United States, who Their qualifi- shall have the qualifications requisite for mem

bers of the house of representatives of this state, which elections shall commence and close at the same hour, and be conducted in the same manner as is directed by a law of this state for electing senators and representatives to the general assembly, entitled, “An act to regulate elections,” except so much thereof as shall be contrary to this act.

ors to be


how con-


clerk, etc.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it Judges to shall be the duty of the judges of elections in books to the each township, fortnwith after the close of the election, to seal up one of the poll books of the election, which aforesaid sealed poll book shall be carried within two days after the day of election to the clerk of the court of common pleas of the proper county, and if the judges of the election shall fail so to carry the poll book aforesaid, they shall forfeit and pay to the state the sum of one Penalty for hundred dollars, to be recovered by action of debt, before any court having cognizance thereof.


books to ad

oath to the judges,

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Clerks on clerks upon receiving the poll books aforesaid, the poll shall administer an oath or affirmation to each minister an judge who shall carry any poll book, that he was a judge of the said election, and shall endorse a certificate of having administered such oath; and the clerks of the courts aforesaid, shall, within three days after the day of election, de- and in five liver all poll books to the sheriff of their respec- wards, de tive counties, taking his receipt therefor, and it same to the shall be the duty of the sheriffs to attend at the clerk's office of their respective counties, for the purpose of receiving the same; and the said sheriff, upon the receipt thereof, shall have said his duty.

days after


poll books delivered at the secretary of state's

office, on or before the sixteenth day of NovemPenalty for ber, under the penalty of forfeiting to the state

the sum of one thousand dollars, to be recovered as aforesaid.


Poll books to be opened on the 17th November

tary of state.

Governor to make out

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the

said poll books shall, on the seventeenth day of by the secre- November next, be opened by the secretary of

state, in the presence of the governor and the aforesaid sheriffs, or such of them as choose to attend. The secretary shall cause the poll books as they are opened to be read aloud, and shall make out a fair abstract of the names the persons voted for and the number of votes

given to each; and the governor shall forthwith certificates make out for the three persons having the greattransmit the est number of votes, certificates of their having

been duly elected as electors of president and vice-president of the United States, and transmit, by special messenger, the proper certificate to each person so elected, and shall cause the election of the electors so made, to be published

in the Scioto Gazette; but if more than three persons have persons having the greatest number of votes, or

if any two or more of them have such equal to be deter number, then the election shall be determined

by lot, to be drawn by the secretary of state, in

etc., and


When more than three

the greatest number of votes, etc,

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