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shall specify the amount of tax so paid in labor, and the district and township wherein such labor was performed; also, that said work was done between the first day of April and the first day of October: which certificate shall in no case be available for any greater sum than shall be charged against such person in the district where such labor was performed; and the treasurer shall receive all such certificates as money, in the discharge of such road tax.

Sec. 13. That the supervisors of highways of the several Supervisors to districts, shall give three days' notice to the persons residing in give noticedo per the district, charged with the road tax mentioned in the prewith road tax ceding section, and of the time and place they will attend, and

direct the work to be performed as aforesaid: and in case the whole of said tax due from residents within any district, shall not be paid in pursuance of the first notice as aforesaid, in consequence of absence from home, sickness or other inability, the supervisor sball appoint a time that he will again attend, and superintend the work due from such delinquents, and shall give notice as aforesaid to such delinquents.

Sec. 14. That any time during the year, when any public Supervisors at road shall be obstructed by the fall of timber, or any other all times to re cause, or any bridge shall be impaired, so that the passage of tions from roads, teams or travelers on said road or bridge shall be dangerous, and repair bridg and the supervisor in the district in which such obstruction or

impaired bridge may exist, shall be notified of the same, it shall be bis duty to cause such obstruction to be removed, or bridge repaired, forthwith; for which purpose he shall immediately order out such number of the inhabitants of bis district as he may deema necessary to remove said obstructions, or repair said bridge.

Sec. 15. That each and every person or persons who shall, afPenalty for refus ter having one day's notice, refuse or neglect to attend with proper ing to attend, de implements wberewith to labor, at the time and place appointempervisor

"ed by the supervisor, or having attended, shall refuse to obey

the directions of the supervisor, or sball spend the time in idleness or inattention to the duty assigned him or them; every such delinquent or delinquents shall torfeit and pay the sum of one dollar for every such offence; to be recovered, paid over, accounted for, and appropriated, agreeably to the provisions of this act.

Sec. 16. That in all cases where any person shall, under the Supervisor to direction of his supervisor, perform more labor on tbe public for extra labor

heate roads than may be due from him, the supervisor shall give such

person a certificate, specifying the amount of extra labor so

performed; which certificate shall be assignable, and received Its effect

for the amount specified in such certificate, in discharge of any labor within the same road district, which may be due from the holder of such certificate, in any succeeding year, under the provisions of this act: Provided, That the two preocding sec. tions shall not be so construed as to authorize any supervisor

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to order out or direct any person to perform more than two days' work in any one year, over and above the amount of labor due from such person, agreeably to the provisions of this act.

Sec. 17. That the trustees of townships shall meet at the Bapervisors te place of holding their annual township election, on the first

ship trustees on Monday of March annually, at which time and place the seve- first Monday qp ral supervisors of the township shall attend, and each produce March annually his lists and accounts, together with the township treasurer's receipt for all taxes, fiaes, penalties and forfeitures by him collected; and the trustees are hereby authorized and required to adjust and settle all accounts so produced to them, and to al. low such amount for delinquencies as they shall deem just and reasonable: and if, upon a fair and accurate settlement, there shall appear to be a balance due to any supervisor for his services under this act, the trustees shall give him an order on the township treasurer for the amount due: Provided, That the supervisor shall in all cases be held accountable for the full amount of labor due in his district, unless for good cause shown the trustees shall deem it just to remit the same.

Sec. 18. Tn at each and every supervisor who shall neglect Penalty for ne or refuse to perform the several duties enjoined on him by this glect of duty by

supervisor act; or who shall, under any pretence whatever, give or sign any receipt or certificate, purporting to be a receipt or certificate for labor or work performed, or money paid, unless the labor shall have been performed, or tax paid, prior to the giving or signing such receipt or certificate: every supervisor so offending shall forfeit for every such offence, not less than five dollars, nor more than fifty dollars; to be recovered by indictment in the court of common pleas, or by action of debt before any justice of the peace within the township where such supervisor may reside: and it is hereby made the duty of the trustees of townships to prosecute all offences against the provisfons of this section: Provided, That if any supervisor shall

Sapervisor may conceive himself aggrieved by the judgment of such justice of a the peace, he iv. on giving sufficient security to said justice fer the payment of costs, appeal to the court of com non pleas, who shall make such order thereon as to them shall appear just and reasonable: Provided further, That this section shall not be provizo construed to prevent any person from prosecuting any supervi. sor for an offence against the provisions thereof.

Sec. 19. That it shall be the duty of the several courts of this act to be gi common pleas, to give this act in charge to the grand jury, at ven in charge 1

grand jury cach successive term of such courts.

This act to take effect and be in force from and after the first day of October next.

JAMES M. BELL,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
SAMUEL R. MILLER,

Speaker of the Senates
March 7, 18312

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AN ACT for the better security of toll and other bridges within this State.

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Persons oblitera. Ohio, That if any person shall wilfully deface, obliterate or ting, etc., list of

fioll, lia: destroy the letters, figures or other characters, in any painted, big to action written or printed list of the rates of tolls, or any other paint

ed notice affixed or posted up in any place upon any toll bridge within this State, for the information of passengers and others; every person so offending shall forfeit and pay to the owner or owners of such toll bridge, where such injury was done, any sum not exceeding fifteen dollars, nor less than tive dollars; to be recovered at the suit of the owner or owners of such toll bridge, before any justice of the peace in the township in which such offence may be committed.

Sec. 2. That if any person shall ride or drive over any such Not to ride or bridge faster than a walk: every person so oftending, sball for

feit and pay to the owner or owners of such bridge, any sum not exceeding five nor less than one dollar; to be sued for and recovered as is provided in the first section of this act: Provia ded, That the owners of such bridge shall cause to be painted in large letters, and put up in a conspicuous place at each end of the bridge, a notice cautioning all persons against riding or driving on the bridge faster than a walk.

Sec. 3. That if any person shall drive over any such bridge, Forfeiture for at one time, any drove of cattle or horses, in greater num driving over bers than the owner or owners of such bridge shall permit and number of cattle allow, such person or persons being warned by such owner or than allowed by owners of the number of cattle or borses permitted or allowed

to be driven over such bridge at any one time; every person so offending shall forfeit and pay to the owner or owners of such bridge, any sum not exceeding twenty dollars; to be sued for and recovered as is provided by the first section of this act.

Sec. 4. That such free bridges on all public roads, as in the Regulation of opinion of the county commissioners in their respective counfree bridges

ties throughout this State are of public utility, and demanding their attention, shall be provided for as in the second and third sections of this act; and the county commissioners are authorized and required to place up the like notice as is required in the second section of this act, and likewise the number of neat cattle and horses admitted to cross said bridge at any one time, under the same penalties as provided for in the aforesaid sections; to be sued for and recovered at the suit of the county commissioners, or their agent or agents, in an action of debt before any justice of the peace in the township io which said bridge or bridges are erected, and paid into the county treasury, to be applied to the repairing of said bridge. .

Sec. 5. That nothing in this act contained shall be conCommon law strued to take away from the owner or owners of such bridge, remedies remain any action for damages which, without this act, they might

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· Sec. 6. That the act for the better security of toll bridges Act repealet within this State, passed February fourth, eighteen hundred and fifteen, be repealed.

This act shall take effect and be in force from and after thre first day of June next.

JOSEPH RICHARDSON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
ALLEN TRIMBLE,

Speaker of the Senate.
February 11, 1824.

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Penaly for trek Ohio, That every person who shall lead, drive or ride any passing on the horse, ox or ass, mule or other animal, upon the towing path, the canal or the bank opposite to the towing path, of any canal, authorized by the laws of this State, except for the purpose of towing boats or other floating things upon the waters thereof, and except for the purpose of conveying articles to and from the said canals, in order to their transportation on the waters of the same, or their delivery at their place of destination; shall forfeit for every such offence, the sum of five dollars, and pay all damages consequent upon such offence, over and above the said forfeiture. Sec. 2. That if any boat or other floating thing, shall be so Penalty for ob

the structing the na. moored in any of the canals as to obstruct the navigation there. vigation of the of; or if any person or persons shall obstruct the navigation of canal any of the said canals, by means of the loading, unloading, misplacing or otherwise misconducting any boat or other floating thing, and shall not immediately, upon being required thereto by any commissioner, engineer, superintendent or agent, employed on said canals, or by any person incommoded by such obstruction, remove the same; the boatman or person who caused said obstruction, shall forfeit for every such offence the sum of twenty-five dollars, over and above the expense of removing said obstruction.

Sec. 3. That if any person or persons shall obstruct the na. Penalty for sinkvigation of either of said canals, by sinking any vessel, timber, stone, earth or other thing or things, to the bottom of either of canal, or placing said canals, or by placing any obstruction on the towing path che

the towing path thereof, or on the bank opposite the towing path thereof; such thereof person or persons'shall forfeit for every such offence the sum of twenty-five dollars, over and above the expense of removing said obstruction.

Sec. 4. That if any person or persons shall wantonly or on- Penalty for injunecessarily open or shut, or cause to be opened or shut, any in lock, gate, or any paddle or culvert gate thereof, or any waste etc., of the cana

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gate; or drive any nails, spikes, pins or wedges, into either of said gates; or take any other mode of preventing the perfece and free use of either of said gates; or shall wantonly or maliciously break, throw down or destroy any bridge on either of the said canals; such person or persons shall, for every such. offence, forfeit the sum of fifty dollars, and pay all damages consequent upon such otfence, over and above the said forleiture.

Sec. 5. That all materials that shall have been procured by The lien of the any contractor for the construction of any part of said canals,

or of any works therewith connected, shall, from the time they nal not to be af. are prepared for transportation to the place where they are to by sales, be used, be subject to the lien of the State, for all moneys that

may have been, or sliall be, advanced by the State, during the perforınance of said contract, and for all damages that may be sustained in consequence of the non-performance thereof; and no sale by the said contractor, or under an execution, issued upon any judgment or decree, shall in any wise affect said lien.

See. 6. That if any person or persons shall will ully and Penalty for inju maliciously break, throw down or destroy any lock, bank, ring banks, cul. verts, etc.;

culo waste-wear, dam, aqueduct or culvert belonging to any canal,

authorized by the laws of this State; such person or persons shall, for every such offence, be deemed guilty of a misde. meanor: and on conviction thereof before the court of common pleas of the proper county, be sentenced to imprisonment in the penitentiary at hard labor, for any time not less than three, nor more than seven years, at the discretion of the court; aud shall, moreover, be liable to pay all damages sustained in consequence of such offence..

Sec. 7. That no person shall construct any wharf, basin or Penalty for watering place on, or make or apply any device whatever, for of canal without the purpose of taking water froin either of the said canals, perrnission in without first obtaining permission therefor of one of the actwriting

ing commissioners, or of the principal engineer of the canal, where such wharf, basin, watering place or device, as aforesaid, is desired, in writing: and if any person shall offend against this section, by attempting to make any such construction, or apply such device without such permission; or shall not conform to the directions of the acting commissioner or engineer, who may give such permission, in respect to the location and size of such wharf, basin, watering place or device as aforesaid; such person shall, for every such offence, forfeit the sum of twenty-five dollars: and the said acting commissioner or engineer shall be authorized, at the expense of the person thus attempting, to remove and destroy every such wharf, basin, watering place or device as aforesaid.

Sec. 8. That in all cases in which it shall be deemed neces. poceedings sary by the principal engineer, or acting canal commissioner, wben a road. is in laying out the line of any canal authorized by the laws of occupied by the

this State, or any work connected there with, to discontinue and

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