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To authorize the lessee of lots Nos. 15 and 31 of ministerial section No. 29, in the township of

Gallipolis, Gallia county, to surrender his lease and receive a deed therefor. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the lessee, assignee or equitable holder of lots number fiiteen and thirty-one of ministerial section twenty-nine, in original surveyed township number three (Gallipolis township) of range number fourteen of the Ohio company's purchase, in Gallia county, be and the same is hereby authorized to surrender his permanent lease to the state of Ohio, for the use of said township, the surrender to be made in writing, under seal, to the auditor of Gallia county, who is hereby required to enter in a book, to be by him provided for that purpose, the date of the original lease, the name of the person surrendering the same, a full description of the tract surrendered, and the rate per acre at which such tract was valued at the last appraisement thereof under said lease.

SEC. 2 That on surrendering said lease, said lessee or assignee or equitable holder shall receive from the auditor of said county a certificate of purchase for the tract embraced in the ltase surrendered, by paying therefor the same price per acre as the same was valued at at the last appraisement under said lease, in the manner following: one-fourth of the purchase-money shall be paid at the time of the surrender, and the residue shall be divided into three equal installments, one of which shall be paid annually from and after the date of the surrender until the whole is paid ; the deferred payments to bear interest at the rate of six per annum, payable annually: Provided, the person surrendering shall be permitied to pay the whole of the purchase-money at any time before the same becomes due: And provided further, that no person shall be permitted to make such surrender until all rents due under said lease shall have been fully paid.

SEC. 3. That all payments made under the provisions of this act shall be made to the treasurer of said Gallia county; and the person making the same shall receive from said treasurer a receipt therefor, which receipt be shall deliver to said auditor, who shall file the same in his office, and charge the treasurer therewith, and give to the person making such payment a certiticate of the same.

Sec. 4. That the treasurer of said county shall keep separate accounts of all moneys received under the provisions of this act, when, from whom and on what account each item was received ; and it shall be the duty of said county treasurer to make out and transmit, on or before the first Monday in January, annually, a transcript of said account to the auditor of state ; and the said county treasurer shall pay over annually to the treasurer of state, at the time of making his settlement with the treasurer of state, in February, all the money that shall have come into his hands, under the provisions of this act, during the preceding year.

SEC. 5. That when any person shall have surrendered bis lease, as aforesaid, said county auditor shall give him a certificate, specifying the date of the surrender, the name of the person surrendering the same, a description of the land embraced in the lease surrendered, the amount of purchase-money, the number of installments, the amount paid, and when the several installments will become due.

Sec 6. That when said lessee, or any person holding title under him, shall have paid in full for such tract of land under the provisions of this act, the said county auditor shall give the person entitled thereto a final certificate, particularly prescribing the parcel of land so paid for, and the several sums that have been paid thereon; and upon the presentation of said certificate to the auditor of state, the said auditor of state shall make out a draft of a deed to the person or persons entitled thereto, which he shall deliver to the governor, which said deed shall be signed by the governor, sealed with the great seal of the state of Ohio, and countersigned and recorded by the secretary of state, and delivered to the person entitled thereto on demand.

Sec. 7. That if any person who shall have surrendered any such lease as herein provided, or his assignees, shall fail for one year to make payment of any installment after the same becomes due, the said county auditor, after giving sixty days' notice, in a newspaper printed in said county, of the time and place and terms of sale, and which notice shall describe the premises to be sold, shall proceed to sell said tract, with all the improvements thereon, at public auction, at the door of the court-house in said county, to the highest bidder in cash: Provided, the same shall not be sold for a less sum than remains unpaid of the purchasemoney and costs of sale; and after paying out of the proceeds of said sale the costs and purchase-money unpaid, the said auditor sball pay over to the person or persons so failing to make payment, or their legal representatives, on demand, any surplus that may remain ; and the purchaser at such sale shall be entitled to receive a deed from the governor, on the certificate of the auditor, the same as if he had been the holder of the lease, and complied with all the provisions of this act.

Sec. 8. That all money paid into the treasury under the provisions of this act shall be appropriated and the proceeds paid over in the same manner as money arising from the sale of other ministerial lands are, by the laws in force, appropriated and paid over. Seo. 9. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

JAMES R. HUBBELL, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

B. STANTON,

President of the Senate. Passed March 10, 1862.

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To enable the town council of the incorporated village of Miamisburg to appropriate money in

& certain case therein named.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the town council of the incorporated village of Miamisburg, in Montgomery county, Ohio, are hereby authorized and empowered to appropriate, out of moneys now in the treasury of said incorporated village, the sum of one thousand dollars, to be applied to the payment of a bond executed by John F. Platte and others to secure the payment of that sum to the commissioners of said county, to be applied by them towards building a free bridge across the Miami river, at the head of Main street, in said village.

SEC 2. That said town council are hereby authorized and empowered, after making said appropriation, to draw an order in favor of said John F. Platte and the other makers of said bond, on the treasurer of said incorporated village, for said sum of one thousand dollars, and the same is hereby legalized. SEC. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

JAMES R. HUBBELL, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

B. STANTON,

President of the Senate. March 12, 1862.

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To authorize the county commissioners of Holmes county to transfer money in the treasury of said county, from the public building

fund to the fund for the support of families of volua. teers in the service of ihis state or the United States.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the county commissioners of Holmes county be and are hereby authorized to transfer any sum of money not exceeding two thousand dollars, now in the county treasury of said county, heretofore collected for public building purposes, to a fund for the support of the families of volunteers now enlisted, or who may hereafter enlist, in the service of this state or of the United States. Said commissioners may appropriate so much of the funds transferred as may be found necessary to discharge all indebtedness heretofore incurred by said commissioners, in procuring money by loan, or from other funds in the treasury of said county used for such

relief purpose.

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Sec. 2. That the fund thus transferred by authority of this act, shall be distributed by said board of county commissioners to the relief of such families as their wants and necessities may require, under such rules and regulations as said board of county commissioners may from time to time prescribe by the concurrent vote of the whole number of members composing such board.' The family of each soldier may, in the discretion of said board, be relieved from the date of enlistment until one month after be is discharged from the service of this state, the United States : Provided, however, if he shall have become disabled, or shall have been killed, or shall have died in said service, the relief may be extended for one year after the date of such disability or death. The word family, as used in this act, shall be construed to mean only a wife, or minor child or children, or a dependent parent. SEO. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after it passage.

JAMES R. HUBBELL, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

B. STANTON,

President of the Senate. March 14, 1862.

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To extend the time of the payment of certain school lands in Lawrence and Wyandot counties.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That a further period of six years from and after the day the respective installments have or may become due, be and the same is hereby given to Boudinot Seeley, and Campbell Ellison and Company, purchasers of the following described school lands in Decatur towns bip, in Lawrence county, for the payment of the principal of the purchase money thereof, to wit: North-east quarter of section 34, town 3, range 18—166 acres ; also, west half section 26, town 3, range 18—334 acres, purchased by the aforesaid Boudinot Seeley; and the south-east quarter of section 15, town 3, range 18-160 acres, purchased by the aforesaid Campbell Ellison and Company; and also that a like period of six years be and the same is hereby given to H. G. Harris, purchaser of the following described school lands in Wyandot county, for the payment of the purchase money thereof, to wit : West half of north-east quarter, east half of south west quarter, and west half of south-east quarter of section sixteen (16), town three (3), and range twelve (12), east: Provided that the interest and taxes accruing thereon shall be punctually paid as the same become due, according to law; and, provided further, that the auditors of said counties of Lawrence and Wyandot, may require additional security for the payment of the arrears of principal and interest, if in their opinion the public interests demand it. SEC. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

JAMES R. HUBBELL, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

B. STANTON,

President of the Senate, March 14, 1862.

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To change the boundaries of the city of Zanesville and Washington township, in Muskingum

county. WHEREAS, the act " to incorporate and establish the city of Zanesville, in Muskingum county," passed March 19, 1850, made the boundaries of said city coextensive with Zanesville township, including therein large tracts of farming lands, and did provide that, “ the said city council shall levy no tax upon any land or lands within the limits of said city, except for road purposes, unless the same is laid off into town lots, and recorded as such agreeably to the laws of the state, or into out-lots not exceeding five acres each, and recorded as such agreeably to the laws of the state of Ohio ;' and,

WHEREAS, by the act “to provide for the organization of cities and incorporated villages," passed May 3, 1852, all acts then in force for the organization or government of municipal corporations were repealed, whereby the aforesaid lands have been subjected to city levies for all purposes, contrary to the true intent and meaning of the act of March 19, 1850, aforesaid ; now therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the northern boundary of said city of Zanesville shall be and is hereby established as follows: Beginning in the eastern boundary of the said city at the north-east corner of the lands of the Muskingum Mining Company, in lot numbered sixteen (16), in the third (3) quarter of the first (1) townsbip and seventh (7) range of United States military lands, thence running with the line of said mining company's land west to the north-west corner of lot numbered nine (9) (north of the Adamsville road), according to a plat of lots laid out by the said mining company, and recorded in the recorder's office of Muskingum county, in plat book No. 1, page 62; thence with the line of the said lots, souch to the north-east corner of Matthew Wilson, junr.'s land in the aforesaid lot sixteen (16); thence with the course of the said Wilson's land west to the Muskingum river, and thence to the middle of the said river.

Sec. 2. That all the lands heretofore within said city, lying north and west of the line described in the foregoing section sbail no longer be a part of said city, but shall be and the same are hereby annexed to and made part of Washington township in said Muskingum county. Sec. 3. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

JAMES R. HUBBELL, Speaker of the Ilouse of Representatives.

B. STANTON,

President of the Senate. March 14, 1862.

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For the relief of Benjamio Copley and others, purchasers from the state, of escheated lands and

lots belonging the estate of Joho Tscherter, alias John Merrimun, late of Wyandot county, deceased.

WHEREAS, the real estate belonging to the estate of John Tscherter, alias John Merriman, late of Wyandot county, Ohio, who died intestate, was taken possession of in the name of the state of Ohio, by the auditor of Wyandot county, and by him sold, as escheated to the State of Ohio, for want of the known heirs of the intestate ; and

WHEREAS, since the sale of such escheated lands, the same has been reclaimed and taken from the purchasers thereof by persons claiming to be heirs of the said John Tscherter, alias John Merriman, deceased ; therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the several purchasers, their heirs and assigns, of said real estate, or any part thereof, belonging to the estate of the decedent, late of Wyandot county, that was taken possession of and sold by the auditor of Wyandot county, as escheated to the state of Ohio, shall be entitled to have the purchase money heretofore by any such purchaser paid to the said county auditor, refunded, with interest, which is hereinafter computed and included in the sum appropriated, out of the state treasury, upon presenting to the auditor of state the original certificate of such purchase issued by the said county auditor at the time of the sale of said escheated lands, and surrender of the certificate of sale to said auditor, in recision of said contract of purchase.

SEO. 2. That the auditor of Wyandot county be hereby authorized and required to deliver, upon the official certificate of the auditor of state that the original certificate of purchase has been so surrendered in recision of said purchase, to the said several purchasers, their respective promissory notes, given for the deferred payments of the purchase money for such escheated and sold lands.

SEC 3. That there be appropriated, out of any money in the treasury of the state of Ohio not otherwise appropriated, for the payment of said claims, the sun of twenty-nine hundred and forty dollars and ninety-one hundredths, including principal and interest.

SEO. 4. That the first receipts arising from the sale of such escheated lands, including whatever sum may have been received from the auditor of Wyandot county on said sales, with its proportion of interest, be paid into the state treas

purpose of reimbursing the same to the amount of this appropriation ; and upon failure so to do, the attorney-general shall take legal measures to come pel the same. SEC. 5. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.

JAMES R. HUBBELL, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

B. STANTON,

President of the Senate. March 20, 1862.

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To suthorize the town of Perrysburg, in Wood county, Ohio, to borrow thirty thousand dollars

to pay the bonds of said town issued to the Dayton and Michigan railroad company. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the mayor of the town of Perrysburg, in Wood county, Ohio, by and with the advice and consent of the common council of said town, is hereby authorized to

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