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Resolved, That his Excellency the Governor be, and he is hereby requested to open a correspondence with the Governor of Kentucky, in relation to the illegal seizure and forcible removal of said Eliza Jane Johnson, from Brown county, Ohio, to Mason county, Kentucky, where she is de tained in prison, and that he respectfully insist on the restoration of said Eliza Jane Johnson to the enjoyment of freedom and friends.

C. ANTHONY,
Speaker of the House of Representatites.

GEORGE J. SMITH,

Speaker of the Senate. March 9, 1838.

RESOLUTION Appointing a Superintendent of Common Schools for five years from the first day of

April, 1838.

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That Samuel Lewis, of Hamilton county, be, and he is hereby, appointed Superintendent of Common Schools of the State of Ohio, for the term of five ycars from and after the first day of April next.

C. ANTHONY,
Speaker of the House of Representatites.

GEORGE J. SMITH,
March 9, 1838.

Speaker of the Senate.

PREAMBLE AND RESOLUTIONS

In relation to the southern termination of the Ohio Canal.

Whereas, the commerce of the Ohio Canal is subject to great inconve

pience and peril, by reason of the imperfect connection of the canal with the Ohio river at Portsmouth; therefore, with a view to ascertain if the difficulties cannot be overcome,

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the Board of Public Works, or their successors in office, cause to be made a survey and estimate of the cost of a new line of canal, branching from the Ohio Canal at or near the town of Waverly, crossing the Scioto river at or above the town of Piketon, and passing down on the bank of the Ohio river, at Portsmouth, terminating on the plain of the town, or locking down into the Ohio river; stating the difference in the cost, and the advantages to the State and the public, on either plan of termination; they shall also cause to be made an examination of the intermediate points between Waverly and Portsmouth, with a view to a comparison of the ex. pense and advantages of crossing the Scioto river at different points.

Be it further resolved, That the Board furnish estimates of the expense of keeping up the present canal to its southern termination, from the point they may diverge with the new line, for a given number of years, so as to enable a comparison of the relative cost and utility of the lines.

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Resolved, That the Board report their proceedings, under the foregoing resolutions, to the next General Assembly, at as early a day as practicable.

C. ANTHONY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

GEORGE J. SMITH,
March 10, 1838.

Speaker of the Senate.

RESOLUTION

For the Survey of a canal from Wooster by the valley of the Killbuck and Chippewa,

to intersect the Ohio Canal.

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the Board of Public Works be, and they are hereby authorized and required, to cause to be surveyed, by competent engineers, a route for a navigable canal from the town of Wooster, by the valley of the Killbuck and Chippewa, to intersect the Ohio canal at the most eligible point; and that said engineers make out an estimate of the expense of constructing said canal, and that the Board of Public Works be required to report to the next General Assembly, at the commencement of their next session: Provided, The same can be done without prejudice to other public works authorized by law, and without employing additional engineers.

C. ANTHONY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

GEORGE J. SMITH,

Speaker of the Senate. March 10, 1838.

RESOLUTION

Relating to School Taxes, improperly paid by black and mulatto persons. Whereas, by an act of the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, passed

March 10th, 1831, entitled "An act to provide for the support and better regulation of Common Schools,” the property of black and mulatto persons was exempted from taxation for school purposes, and by the same act, the children of such persons were prohibited from a participation in the school fund raised under the provisions of this act, and consequently denied the privileges and benefits arising from our common school system: And, whereas, it is represented to this General Assembly, that, in many of the counties in this State, taxes have been collected for school purposes, of such black and mulatto persons, since the passage of the above mentioned act, contrary to its irue meaning and intent, as justice and equity: Therefore,

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the auditors of the several counties in this State, be required to examine the tax duplicates of their respective counties, each year since the passage of the above mentioned act, and ascertain the amount of tax thus collected from

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black and mulatto persons each year, for school purposes, and cast the interest on the same annually, and report the amount of such tax and interest, thus collected of such persons, and report the same to the Auditor of Stale on or before the first day of December next.

And be it further resolved, That the Auditor of State be required to report the same to the next General Assembly, within thirty days from the commencement of its session, to the end that the Legislature may have such action thereon as to it may appear just and right.

C. ANTHONY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

GEORGE J. SMITH,

Speaker of the Senate. March 13, 1838.

PREAMBLE AND RESOLUIONS

Relative to Section Sixteen in Indian Reservations, in the State of Ohio. Whereas, by the first section of the act of Congress, approved March 3d,

1803, entitled an act in relation to, and in modification of, the propositions contained in the act entitled "An act to enable the people of the eastern division of the territory northwest of the river Ohio, to form a Constitution and State Government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the original States, and for other purposes," it is provided that the one thirty-sixth part of all the lands within the State of Ohio, which should be purchased by the United States of the Indian tribes, after the passage of that act, should be set apart for the use of schools within the respective townships therein: And, whereas, since the passage of said act of Congress, several tracts of land, within the State of Ohio, have been purchased by the United States of the Indian tribes, in which no lands have been reserved or set apart for the use of schools, agreeably to the provisions of said act of Congress: Therefore, it is

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Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That our Senators and Representatives in Congress, be requested to endeavor to procure

passage of an act of Congress, securing to the several townships within the tracts of land in this State which have been purchased by the United States of the Indian tribes since the passage of the act of Congress of 3d March, 1803, or which may hereafter be purchased, section sixteen of lands equivalent thereto, for the use of schools therein.

And be it further resolved, That the Governor be requested to transmit to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress a copy of the foregoing preamble and resolution.

C. ANTHONY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

GEORGE J. SMITH,

Speaker of the Senate. March 14, 1838.

RESOLUTION For the commutation of certain arms for the use of the Second Brigade, Fourteenth

Division, Ohio Militia.

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the Governor is hereby authorized and required to order the Quartermaster General to commute muskets for sixty-four sabres and sixty-four brace of pistols, for the use of the Second Brigade and Fourteenth Division, Ohio Militia, and that said Quartermaster General be requested to issue his order for the delivery of said arms to the Major General of said Fourteenth Division, at Cadiz, Harrison county, Ohio.

C. ANTHONY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
GEORGE J. SMITH,

Speaker of the Senate. March 16, 1838.

RESOLUTION

For the appointment of Directors for the erection of a new State House at the Seat

of Government.

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That William A. Adams, of the county of Muskingum, Joseph Ridgway, jr., of the county of Franklin, and William B. Van Hook, of the county of Butler, be, and they are hereby, appointed commissioners for the erection of a new State House, under the provisions of an act of the present session of the General Assembly, entitled "An act to provide for the erection of a new State House at the seat of Government."

C. ANTHONY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
GEORGE J. SMITH,

Speaker of the Senate. March 16, 1838.

RESOLUTION

For a review of the Seat of Justice of Paulding county.

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That Samuel Spangler, of Fairfield county, Philo Clark, of Huron county, and Thomas W. Powell, of Delaware County, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners, whose duty it shall be to review the present seat of Justice of Paulding county, and if, after examination, they should deem it most for the public convenience to remove and fix said seat of justice at some other place in said county than is now established, they are hereby authorized to do so, agreeably to the provisions of an act entitled “An act establishing Seats of Justice," passed February 3d, 1824.

C. ANTHONY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

GEORGE J. SMITH,
March 16, 1838.

Speaker of the Senate.

RESOLUTION

For printing Superintendent's Report of Common Schools. Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That eight thousand five hundred copies of the report of the Superintendent of Common Schools be printed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State, subject to the further disposition of the Legislature, and that two thousand copies be printed for the use of the members of this General Assembly [and] five hundred for the Superintendent of common schools.

C. ANTHONY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
GEORGE J. SMITH,

Speaker of the Senate. January 16, 1838.

RESOLUTION

Allowing compensation to Assistant Doorkeepers.

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the assistant doorkeepers of both branches of the General Assembly be allowed each the sum of three dollars per day, for their services during the present session.

C. ANTHONY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
GEORGE J. SMITH,

Speaker of the Senate. March 16, 1838.

RESOLUTION

Authorizing the Speaker of the Senate to audit the account of Curtis Bates.

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the Speaker of the Senate be authorized to audit and certify the account of Curtis Bates, Esq., for his attendance as a member elect of the Senate, in the same manner as if his seat had not been declared vacant.

C. ANTHONY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
GEORGE J. ŠMITH,

Speaker of the Senate. March 16, 1838.

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