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purchase money : 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 auditor of said county of Mercer may require additional security for the
payment of the arrears of principal and interest, if, in his opinion, the public
safety demands it.
SEO. 2. 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.
May 1, 1862.

AN ACT

Relative to the Vermillion Institute.

WHEREAS, Since the passage of an act to amend an act passed March 5, 1845, entitled “ an act to incorporate the Vermillion Institute," the presbytery of Coshocton, one of the presbyteries for which the trustees were by that act authorized to hold the institute, has ceased to exist, having been united to the presbytery of Wooster by the synod of Ohio ; and

WHEREAS, The trustees represent that some changes, growing out of this fact, have become necessary ; therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the board of trustees shall consist of ten persons, who shall hold their office for the term of five years, except as hereafter provided, and five of them, the president or secretary being one of them, shall form a quorum for the transaction of business.

Sec. 2. The trustees shall be elected by the presbytery of Richland and Wooster, each presbytery electiog one-half of the whole number, and in such manner that the term of office of two of said trustees whose names stand first on the list, shall expire every year, and their places be filled by a new election ; and the present trustees shall hold their offices until the respective presbyteries shall have supplied their places according to the provisions of this section.

Sec. 3. So much of section one of the said act amending the act entitled “an act to incorporate the Vermillion Institute," as relates to the number of trustess who shall hold the institute in trust, and so much of section two as relates to the number of presbyteries, electing the trustees of the institute, is hereby repealed. SEO. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

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

B. STANTON,

President of the Senato. May 1, 1862.

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RESOLUTIONS.

JOINT RESOLUTION, Relative to making arrangements for the inauguration of the governor and lieutenant governor.

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That a committee of three on the part of the Senate, and five on the part of the House, be appointed to make arrangements, if any be necessary, for the inauguration of the governor and lieutenant governor of the state of Ohio.

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

President of the Senate.

JOINT RESOLUTION,

Relative to the appointment of a committee to wait upon the governor elect, and inform him of

his election.

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That a committee consisting of three on the part of the Senate, and five on the part of the House, be appointed to wait upon the Hon. David Tod, and inform bim of his election to the office of governor of the state of Ohio.

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

President of the Senate.

JOINT RESOLUTION,

Relative to the appointment of a committee to wait upon the lieut. governor elect, and inform him

of his election.

Resclved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That a committee of three on the part of the Senate, and five on the part of the House, be appointed to wait upon the Hon. Benjamin Stanton, lieut. governor elect, and inform him of his election.

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

President of the Senate.

JOINT RESOLUTION, Relative to the appointment of a committee to wait upon the treasurer of state elect, and inform

him of his election. Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That a committee con. sisting of three on the part of the Senate, and five on the part of the House, be appointed to wait upon the Hon. G. Volney Dorsey, and inform him of his election to the office of treasurer of the state of Ohio.

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

President of the Senate.

JOINT RESOLUTION, Relative to the appointment of a committee to wait upon the secretary of state elect, and inform

him of his election. Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That a committee of three on the part of the Senate, and five on the part of the House, be appointed to wait upon the Hon. B. R. Cowen, and inform him of his election to the office of secretary of state.

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

President of the Senate.

JOINT RESOLUTION, Relative to the appointment of a committee to wait upon the comptroller of the treasury elect,

and intorm him of his election. Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That a committee consisting of three on the part of the Senate, and five on the part of the House, be appointed to wait upon the Hon. Joseph H. Riley, and inform him of his election to the office of comptroller of the treasury.

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

President of the Senate.

JOINT RESOLUTION, Relative to reporting and printing the daily proceedings of the General Assembly. Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio. That a special committee of three on the part of the House, and two on the part of the Senate, be appointed to consider the matter of reporting and printing the daily proceedings of the General Assembly, and that they report by bill or otherwise, as early as practicable.

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

JAMES MONROE, Jan. 27, 1862.

President pro tem. of the Senate.

JOINT RESOLUTION,

Relative to procuring flags for the state-house. Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the superintendent of the state-house is hereby directed to procure two American flags, of suitable size, to be displayed over the capitol, one to be placed on the flag-staff over the senate chamber, the other over the hall of representatives, to be raised when the houses are in session, and lowered during recess and adjournment; also to be raised on all public days.

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

B. STANTON,

President of the Senate. Passed January 10, 1862.

JOINT RESOLUTION, Relative to the deecription of flags to be displayed over the state-house. WHEREAS, On the tenth day of January, 1862, the general assembly passed a joint resolution directing the superintendent of the state-house to procure flags, to be displayed over the capitol; iberefore,

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the said flags referred to shall be of the description of “storm flags."

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

B. STANTON,

President of the Senate.

JOINT RESOLUTION,

Relative to the payment of senate reporter. Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That Elias Longley shall receive four dollars per day from the commencement of the present session of the legislature to this date, for reporting the proceedings of the senate; to be paid out of any money appropriated to defray the expenses of the general assembly, on the order of the auditor of state.

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

JAMES MONROE,

President pro tem. of the Senate. Passed January 24, 1862.

JOINT RESOLUTION,

Relative to a vote of thanks to Gen, Thomas and Cols. Garfield and McCook. Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That Gen. Geo. H. Thomas and Colonels J. A. Garfield and R S. McCook, together with the brave officers and men in their respective commands, by their recent victories in Kentucky, have deserved well of their country, and are entitled to the thanks of this general assembly, and the same are hereby tendered to them, for bravery in battle, and glorious victories over the enemies of the Union.

Resolved, That the governor be and he is hereby requested to forward copies of this resolution to the officers named in the foregoing resolution, and that they be requested to have the same read to their respective commands.

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

JAMES MONROE,

President pro tem. of the Senate. Passed January 25, 1862.

JOINT RESOLUTIONS,

Relative to the direct and income tax imposed by congress upon the United States, by an act

approved August 5, 1861. WHEREAS, The state of Ohio, by "an act to provide for the defense of the state, and for the support of the general government against rebellion," passed April 18, 1861, and “ an act making apropriations of general revenue for the year 1861," passed April 20, 1861, and an act to provide more effectually for the defense of the state against invasion," passed April 26, 1861, appropriated in all three millions and thirty thousand dollars for enrolling, subsisting, clothing, supplying, arming, equipping, paying and transporting its troops employed in aiding to suppress the present insurrection against the United States; and

WHEREAS, The Congress of the United States, by "an act to indemnify the states for expenses incurred by them in defense of the United States," approved July 27, 1861, directed the secretary of the treasury, out of any money not otherwise appropriated, to pay to the governor of any state, or to his duly authorized agent, the costs, charges and expenses properly incurred by such state in aiding to suppress

the
present

insurrection; and WHEREAS, The United States, after crediting the entire amount refunded under the act of July 27, 1861, remains indebted to the state of Ohio in a large balance, which will be increased by war liabilities of the state, incurred, but not yet paid ; and

WAEREAS, The congress, by an act to provide increased revenue from imports, to pay interest on the public debt, and for other purposes," approved August 5, 1861, laid upon the United States a direct tax of twenty million dollars, and apportioned of the same to the state of Obio one million five hundred and sixtyseven thousand eighty-nine and a third dollars, and also imposed a tax upon the income of every person residing in the United States, subject to certain conditions and qualifications; and

WHEREAS, In said last named act it was further provided that, upon giving notice to the secretary of the treasury, on or before the second Tuesday of February, 1862, of its intention so to do, any state might assume the amount of direct tax apportiched to it, and might pay said amount, in whole or in part, by releasing any liquidated and determined claims of such state, of equal amount, against the United States, and taat by so paying said direct tax on or before the last day of June, 1862, such state should be entitled to a deduction of fifteen per centum therefrom ; therefore, be it

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the auditor is hereby authorized and directed to give notice, on or before the second Tuesday of February, 1862, that the state of Obio will pay the part of said direct tax apportioned

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