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.1 lit IU ily iij ilk ill iu Jill- ill ii 11 it-' i.v Hi ivl li i! ill liJ Hi 9 V0LUME19 NO. 3. CADIZ, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 1852. TEEMS $1,50 PEE ANNUM. LAWS OF OHIO.... PUBLISHEDlBYTni No. 40. AN ACT regulating the sale of Poisons. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That it hall not hereafter be lawful for any apo thecary, druggist, or other person m tins State to sell or give away any article lie longing to the class of medicines, usually denominated poisons, except in compliance with the restrictions contained in this act. Sec. 2. That every npoiheenry, drug gist, or other person, who shall sell or give away, except upon the prescription of a phpsicinn, any article or articles of medicine belonging to the class usually known as poisons, shall lie required; 1st. To register in a book kept fur that pur pose, the name, age, sex and color of the person obtaining such poison. 2. The quantity sold. 3d. The purpose for which it is required. 4th. The (lay and date on which it was obtained. 5th. The mime and place of abode of the person for whom the article is intended. Cth. To carefully mark the word 'poison' upon the label or wrapper of each package. 7ih. To nei ther sell or give away any article of roi aon to minors of either sex. Sec. 3. That no apothecary, druggist or other person, shall be permitted to sell or give away any quantity of arsenic less than one pound, without first mixing ci teer soot or indigo therewith, in the pro portion of one ounce of soot or half an ounce of indinro, to the potind o'ar-enie. Sec 4. That any p rson offending a gainst the provisions of ibis act, shall be deemed guilty of a. misdemeanor, n 1 up jn conviction thereof, shall be fined in any sum not less than twenty, nor mere than two hundred dollars, nt the discre tion of any court of compel. -nt jurisdiction. JAMES 0. JOHNSON, Speaker of Iloue of Hepp-senHtivcs. WILLIAM ME DILL, President of the Senate. April 13, 1852. No. 41. AN ACT to regulate the sale of School land, and the surrender of permanent leases thereto. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That all those lands granted by the Congress of the United States for School purposes, known as Section Sixteen, Ingetlicr with nil such as have been granted in lieu of said Section Sixteen, may be si 1 1, and such sale shall be rcgtiratca'by, arid bVimfweed according to the"pivisior.s of this net. Sec. 2. In case there has been no vote taken for the sale of any sucli lands, . the trustees of any original sun t yed town hip, to which such lands may belong, shall, at least thirty days prior lo taking of any such vote, cause not Jcs than eight notices to be posted up in as many of ihe most public places of such township, no tifying the legal voters resident therein, to met at some convenient pl.tce and time therein specified, anil then ami there cast their ballots, for or against the sale of any such lands, belonging to such township. Sec. 3. The trustees of the township shall preside at the taking of such bal lots, and shall appoint two clerks, who , shall keep two poll books containing the names of the voters and the result of the ballot, which poll books shall be signed by the trustees and clerks; and, in case such .. ballot shall result in favor of a sale, the trustees shall, within ten days after such election, deposit one of said poll books with the auditor of the county, within which such lands (or the greater portion thereof may be situated, with a copy of the notice given, and the affidavit of one or more of the trustees, stating the man ner of giving said notices, the time and place of putting up the same; which no tices, affidavit, and poll book, shall be by said auditor copied into' a book for that purpose to be provided; and when sore corded, such record shall be proof of the facts therein stated. Sec. 4. When such record has been made, the trustees of such township, to which said lands belong, shall file a peti tion in the court of common pleas of the county within which said lands (or the greater portion of tliem) may be situate, setting forth the giving of said notice, the taking of said ballot, the result of the same, the filing and recording of the a foresaid papers in the office of the audi tor of the proper county, and asking the eourt to appoint three disinterested free holders, not resident of the township in which the land may be situate, to-divide and value the same in money. Sac. 6. If such court shall be satisfied that the statements made in the petition are true, the court shall Appoint three persons to divide and appraise the same, . according to the prayer of such petition; and said appraisers, after being first duly worn before sorne oflicer authorized to Administer oaths, and taking to their aid, jf they think necessary, the county sur veyor, shall proceed to divide said lands jmto such parcels or tracts; as in their o f inion will be best for the sale thereof, and Return in writing such divisions, suita bly numbered and described, to the said ppurt, with a just valuation of each sepa rate division, in money. .' 6ko. 6. The court, on such return be "' Ing made, and having been by said court V examined, and found in all things regular, , just and fair, shall certify the same, and order the same to be entered of record, s together with the petition, and all the proceedings therein had; a copy of which '. the trustees shall oause to be tiled in the dice of the auditor of the proper county, who shall copy the same into the book containing the notice, affidavit and poll , book ofofesaid, and immediately following the same. Sec. 7. The auditor of the county, on ' the recording of said proceedings, shall r forthwith cause a notice to be published, . in some -newspaper of general circulation in Mid county, for six consecutive weeks, before the day of sale; and, at the said time, by posting up copies of such notice in six of the most public places in said county, two of which shall be in the town ship where the lands are situate, and one at the court house, containing a descrip tion of the lots or lands to be sold, the valuation thereof, and the time when said lands shall be offered at public auction, by said auditor, at the door 'of the court house, at not less than the appruhed val ue, thereof; one twelfth of the purchase money to be paid at the time of sale, and the balance in eleven annual installments of equal emount, with annual interest thereon; and said auditor shall, at such time and place, proceed to offer the same to the highest bidder, at or over the ap praisement; and on the terms stated in said notice. Sec. 8. Tn case said lands, or any part thereof, shall not be sold, as afore said, the auditor may continue to offer the same, oh application in w riting, of the trustees of the township to which said lands may In-long, at any future lime or times, until they shall be soi l, hav ing first given the like notices herein pro vided, t be gien on the first sale there of; I'rovided, that no sale shall be had on anv valuation made more than two yours prior 1 1 the d y of the sale. Sec. 9. The court of common pleas aforesaid, is hereby required, on ihe peti tion 'if tins trustees a ton said, setting for: h the former appraisement. I he subsequent procee lings thereto, and that iwo years haw elapsed siii'e, mi I the land remain ing un-iild, to direct u new valuation of the sa ne, tob - made in ti-u; murinci hen rinbt fore directed, ii'ile.-s sai.i court, on testimony, shall lie saii: fi.-d tint 'he loii.ter nppriti.se ment is a jus! and fair valuation of said .it I 111 hat ca- e, lite conn Miail in ike. an en ry of the lc which entry sh.s ciliaed to, and r-'cor led by the au i.i mtun'-r afoivssii ', and ..iul I iiav. same eii'ect as a new appraisement. it'll-. : the held Sko. H). Incise said hinds an unlet- permanent, leases, orients lor ninety-nine years, the leg d or equitable hol der of any suchloise, wishing lusitrrendei' the same, an I to pinch i.iu ihe fee of the premises so hell by lease, may, vi h liu: coii-ent of the tnw'ees of ihe origin il township to which siu-h lands belong, file, his petition in the court of common pleas of the county in which t he largest portion of such lands am sitii.i'e, setting forth a description of the premises so held, the state of his lease, or his li-tle thereto, that he is desirous of surrendering such lease, an 1 becoming the owiv-r of the promis ...fii.jn ,f e. an I asking ihe C"urt, to appoint lir e uls'li eres eu ireeito .ifi.. oi mr ciniu IV, and mil resident of i he: township wherein such .ands are siuitc, to. value the same, an I the court, on being antic fied of ihe truth of the facts set forth in such peii.ioii, shall appoin'.'sut.-h apprai sers, who shall proceed, an Icr ouh, to make a just valuation of the premises in money, without reference to the improve ments made (.hereon, under and by reason of said lease, and shall return such valua tion, in writing (osai.l court; and the said court, if it shall be satisfied that said val uation is just, shall confirm the same, and order it, w ith the petition find other pro ceedings therein, to be recorded: Provid ed, that before the trustees of any origi nal surveyed township shall consent to the surrender of any lease, as provided in this act, they shall cause the proposi tion to be submitted to the electors of said township, at an election to bo held, and conducted in conformity to the provisions of the second section of this act ; and if, at such election, a majority of the electors shall vote for such surrender, then, and not otherwise, said trustees shall consent to the surrender, in manner and form as herein provided. Sko. 11. Any such lessee, on produc ing to the auditor of the proper county, within one year after making the same, a certified copy of such petition and ap praisement, and confirmation, shall be permitted, by endorsement thereon, at tested by the auditor, to release to the State of Ohio, nil his interest, title and claim, in and to such lease, for the benefit of the township to which the same may belong, which certified copy of said record and said release, shall be recorded in a book for that purpose to be provided. Sec. 12. The purchaser of any such lands, at any auditor's sale, or the lessee of any such land held under such lease, on executing his release as aforesaid, shall each, forthwith, pay to the treasurer of the county, one-twelfth of ihe purchase money in (he first case, end one-twelfth of the valuation in the second, and take the treasurer's receipt therefore, find the auditor, on receiving the treasurer's re ceipt for said first instalment, shall tdvc to said purchaser or lessee a certificate containing the name of the purchaser or lessee, a description of the premises, the number, amount and time of payment of j the subsequent instalments, and that said purchaser or lessee, their heirs or assigns, on the punctual payment of the sums still due, with annual interest up to the time of payment, shall he entitled to receive a final certificate from such auditor; Pio vided, hat such lessee shall produce fo the auditor, the certificate of the proper officer, that all rents due on such premi ses have been paid up to the time of sur rendering said lease. Sec. 13. Any person wishing to pay any money under the provisions of this act, in part or full payment of tiny such lands, shall first obtain the certificate of the auditor, of the amount due, or to be paid; and on the presentation of the same,; the treasurer is authorized to receive the amount therein specified, find shall give to the person paying the same, a certificate directed to the auditor, of the payment of said sum of money, and th. auditor, on the presentation of said ctrttfeate, shall give lo such person a rectipt therefor, credit him with the amount in his books, and charge ihe treasurer therewith. Seo. 14. The county auditor shall keep an account with the county treasu rer of all sales made, and leases surren- dcred, and moneys paid thereon, by each purchaser or lessee, and report the same to the auditor of state, on the firstday of February, May, Auguct, and November, in each and every year; and from the lime of such report, the state shall be liable to pay interest on all such sums so reported to as paid; and the treasurer of state, on receiv ing a certified copy of the account from the auditor of state, shall be authorized immediately to draw said money from the couijty treasurer. Six. 15. If any such purchaser or les see shall fail to make any payment on any tract of land, for the space of twelve months after the time the same shall be come due and payable, the auditor of the proper county shall forthwith proceed to sell such tract or tracts of land, with all the improvements thereon, at the door of the court house, to ihe highest and best bidder therefor, in cash, having first given court of the time and place of such sale, contain ing a description of the lauds, and the mo ney duo and to become due thereon, by publishing the same in some newspaper of general circulation in said county, for six consecutive weeks before the day of sale; an. I on such sale, no bid shall be cntertain e 1 for a sum which w ill not be sufficient to pay all the purchase money due to the slate, and ail expenses incident to such sale; and in case said premises cannot be sold for that amount, iluy shad levert to the state in trust tot- said township and be sold in the manner hereinbefore provided i fort be sale of such lands not under perniii- i neiit le,i-es, or leases for niuely-iiine i years. I Sue. lo. When saiil lands shall sell as ! aforesaid, the purchaser shall pay to the treasurer ot ilie county the amount so bid i for said prcmi.-es; and on pro. lacing to the ' i auditor iiie treasurer's r ecipt for such payi'Hiit, the auditor shall ie linn a in, at itu, U.etite, s mug the iaet.t.t Midi lie purchaser, the ilu i U sold, she amount payment ot the .same, .-.ale, the Ii lit!'.' oi s.TipUoii of I in: 1, for liluii S' ill, ihe j an 1 lb it the purcha.-ei- is eu'itleol to rc 1 ccive, from the state of 0iio, a decj in I fee sitnp'c for the same, on producing lo the proper oiliia r tins ceriitictiie. ,-iiC. 17. When any purchaser or les I sec, their heirs or assigns, shall have ! made payment in full, the auditor shall j give lo such person a final certificate, cou j mining, in addition to ihe former one, ihe i , fact ol die payment iu full, ami that said j person is entitled to receive from the state i of Ohio, a deed in fee simple for said pre- miscs, on the, presenttilion of this certili- cade to the pi opcr officer or officers. J sojttBg' 1 x-.'l'b" i'lws of state, upon ; the t.ling ot any such filial eti uhetUe. "tu " his office, shall make out the draft for a i deed therefor, and deliver the same, with such iiual certificate, to the governor of the slate, who shall sign said deed, and i cause the same to be sealed with the ' creat. seal of the state, and countersigned i and rocorded by the secretary of state, : and by him delivered to the grantee, on j demand. j Sec. 19. All excess of moneys made j on any sale of delinquent lands as afore ) said, after paying aii sums due, interest and costs, shall be paid on demand, lo ! such delinquent owner, his heirs or as j signs, from the county treasury, on the order ol the auditor, it such demand be made within one your from the time of such sale; and if not so demanded,' it shall be paid into Ihe state treasury; and unless the same shall be demanded vithin one year after the same shall have been paid into the state treasury, it shall be applied for the same uses as the lands are subject to. Sec. 20. The fees for services under this act, shall be ns follows: The court shall tux such fees on any petition filed in the same, as are alowed for similar service on proceedings in chancery. The county au ditor to be allowed one dollar and fifty I cents on each sale made by him; for each certificate, fifty cents; for each receipt six cents, to be paid by the purchaser, I and the same fees for recording as is j alowed to county recorders, to be paid out of the first moneys paid in as interest or j rents, on such stile or surrender. All I -printers' fees, for advertising, shall be I paid out of the county treasury, on the I order of the auditor, and refunded out of the first moneys received on such sale, ! as interest or rents. The cost in court, ; shall, in case of a petition by the trustees, j he paid out of the county treasury, on or ! der of the county auditor, and refunded out of the first moneys received from the sale, as iulerest orients; in case of a les ' see beintf petitioner, all costs shall be paid I by him. j Sko. 21. The act entitled Onact to : provide lor the sale of Section Sixteen, : granted by Congress for the use of schools,' I passed January 29, 1827 The netenti ! tied 'An act to extend the time of pay ment to purchasers of school lauds in this Stale,' passed January 3, 18-13 The act entitled 'An act to legulate the sale of Ministerial and School lands, mid the sur render of permanent leases thereto pass ed i February 2, 1843 -The act entitled 'An act to amend an act entiled an act to extend the time to paymentof purchasers of School lands in this State passed March C, 184'4 The act entitled 'An act to a mend the act to regulate the sale of Min isterial and School lands, and the surren der of permanent leases thereto, passed February 2, 1843 passed March 12, 1844 The act entitled 'An act to fix the min imum price of the sales of School lands p isseil Mirch 4, 1845 And the act en titled 'An act to amend an act entitled an act to extend the time of payment to pur chasers of School lands in this state and an act amendatory thereto passed Feb ruary 1, 1847, be and the saih'&nre here by repealed; Provided, such repeal shall not impair, or in any manner ad'ect any rights or interests acquired under any of said acts. JAMES C. JONSTON, Speaker of the House of Representatives WILLIAM MKDILL, President of the Senate. April 18, 185. IXo. 42. AN ACT To provide for the State Printing. Site. 1 . Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the Secretary, Auditor and Treasurerof State, shall; immediately on the passage of this act, give notice in two newspapers prin ted in the city of Columbus, two in the ci ty of Cincinnati, and two in the city of Cleveland, for two consecutive weeks, that scaled proposals will be received at the of fice of ihe Secretary of State until the fifteenth day after the first publication of said notice, for the executing of the sev eral branches of tin: State printing, in sep arate contracts as hereinafter specified, until the first Monday in November, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two; and the Secretary, Auditor, and Treasurer, shall during die first week in May, one thousand eight hundred and liliy-two; and biennially thereafter, give notice as above prescribed, for iho period of sixty days for the executing of the several brunches of the State Printing, for the term of two years from the first Monday of November next thereafter; which pro posals shall distinctly and specifically slate the price per thousand ems for the com position of all bills, resolutions or other matter, that may be ordered to be printed in bill form, the pi ice per thousand ems for the composition of all pamphlets or reports ordered to be printed in pamphlet form, the price per thousand ems for ihe eomposiiiun of Journals of the Senate and House of Jlepresenia'ives, the price per thousand ems for the composition of the General laws, the price per thousand ems for the couiposiiion of ihe Local Laws, tlie priee per token for press work of all bilis resolutions or other matter ordered to be printed in bill folm, the price per to kcii for press work of till pamphlets; re 1 ports or communications to be printed in ; pamphlet foim, ihe price per token lor . press work for the journals of the Senate ' ami House of Hej teselilalives, the rice ; per token for the press work of the Ciuio .1 ral and Locla laws; ihe price per token for ! press w ork of the volumes of Legislative j Documents, and Che price per thousand ; ems for ihe couiposiiion and the price per i quire for press work of all blanks and cir culars for the Executive Officers, at which the bidder is willing to take the contract bid for; and in such notice us prescribed in this act, the Srcretary, Auditor and Treasurer of State, shall publish an ab stract of this law, Slating distinctly each item to be bid for, the character of the work, and the mode of allowing compen sation for the same; and the said Secreta ry, Auditor and Treasurer, ur-uny ixa.uf .. them, shall within two days after the ex pirat on of such notice, proceed to open till such proposals by them received, and they shall, on careful examination and strict computation, give the contract for each of the lieroimi'ter named branches of S:ate Printing, to the lowest bidder therefor, who will comply with all the pro visions of this act; Provided, that if two or more bidders shall propose for the same contract, and the proposals of one be low er on composition, and the proposls of an other be lower on press work, then the said Secretary, Auditor and Treasurer, taking to their assistance a disinterested practical printer, shall proceed to compute the same by taking as a basis the aggre gate number of ems and the aggregate number of tokens of press work of the same kind of printing, for the last session of the General Assembly preeeeding, and they shall give the contract to the lowest bidder under the computation aforesaid; And provided, further, that nothing here in contained shall be construed so us to prevent the same person from becoming contractor for two or more brunches of the public printing, if he shall be the low est bidder therefor; but the said Secretary, Auditor, and Treasurer of State, shall, in no case whatever, receive, or take into consideration, the bid of an irresponsible person; Provided, however, that no per son shall be deemed irresponsible, who shall tender to the executive officers af oresaid, along with his bid, satisfactory assurance, subscribed by his proposed se curity, that he w ill execute the bonds re quired by the tenth section of this act. Sec. 2. That the printing of all Bills for the two houses of the General Assem ral Assembly, together with such resolu tions and other matters as may be order ed by the two houses, or either of them, to be printed in bill form, shall be let in one contract; the printing of the Journals of the Senate and House of Representa tives, and of such reports, communica tions and other documents, as enter into and make a part of the journals, shall be let in another contract; the printing of all ,Heporls, Communications and other docu ments that may be ordered to be printed in pamphlet form, by the General Assem bly, or either branch thereof, except such as enter into and make a part of the jour nab, together with the volume of Public Documents, shall be let in another separate contract; the piiiuing of the General and Local Laws and such Joint Resolutions as may be directed by the General Assembly to be printed therewith, shall be let in an other separate contract; and the printing of ail Blanks and Circulars necessary for the use of the Executive Officers of the state, shall be let iu another separate con tract. , Sue. 3. The bills shall be printed in fo lio foolscap form, on small pica type, each page to contain not less than twenty-five lines of solid matter of the usual length; with a pica blank only in each space be tween the lines; and in counting the com position upon bills, the same shall be meas ured as solid matter, and every necessary fraction of a page shall be counted as a full page; but no entire blank page shall be counted or charged for. Sec. 4. The Journals shall be printed in medium octavo form, on neat long prim er type, and in as close and compact or der as is consistent with good workman ship, without unnecessary blank or broken pages, each to contain as near as may be i fifteen hundred ems, including head and I foot lints. Ssc. 6. The volumes of Public Docu meuts, and all Reports, Communications and other documants ordered to be print ed in pamphlet form, shall be printed on the same kind of type, and the pagesbe of the same size, as specified for the journals in the preeeeding section; said Documents to be printed in pamphlet form, shall be printed in close compact order, without ti tle pages, unnecessary blanks or open spa ces; the volumes of Public Documents shall contain nothing that shall have been inserted in the laws or journals of the same year, except the annual report of the auditor and treasurer of state; and the various reports; communications and oth er documents proper to be inserted there in, shall follow each other in as close compact order as is consistent w ith good workmanship, without the intervention of unnecessary blanks or separate title or half title pages; and the paging thereof shall be consecutive; and at the conclusion thers shall be an' index, to be made out by the printer, referring to the particular page at which each separate document commences. In all cases where any doc ument is printed in pamphlet form by or der of the General Assembly, or either branch thereof; by the contractor for print ing of the volumes of public documents, which shall also be inserted in the volume of public documents, and in all cases where any such document is printed in pamphlet form by the contractor for the printing of the journals, which shall also be printed in the journals, but one charge shall be made or allowed for the composition there of. Sec. C. The laws shall be printed in royal octavo form, on good small pica type, the pages to be of the same size and form as ihose in ihe laws of the session of one thousand eight hundred and fifty, and one thousand eight hundred and lilty one, with similar marginal notes to the general laws. Sec. That in composition, all pam phlets, laws, journals, and volme.' of pub lic documents, every necessary fraction of a page shall be counted as a full page, but no entire blank page shall be countfld or charged for; and if any branch of the printing, tabular statements occur, which it, shall be impracticable to print on the ordinary sized pages, the same shall be printed on tabular sh;ets of the neces sary size, and the amount of compositition on the same sV.all'Xe asceit lined by meitsur ingihe the printed surface, and thereby as certaining lite number of ems; and for all rule and figure work, double price for com position shall be allowed, the same to be ascertained by strict nieasurment and count " jTitroiie'el.nrge shall be made for the com position oi ail documents ordered lo be printed by both branches of the General Assembly, and no charge or allowance shall be made for composition when extra and additional copies are ordered to be printed. Sec. 8. in charging and counting the press work, whether on bills, journals, laws, pemphlets, or volumes of public doc uments, the token shall consist of one hundred and twenty-five sheets, printed on both sides, or two hundred and fifty shets printed on one side only. Snc. 9. Each contractor for any branch of the State Printing, shall deliver over to the Secretary of State, or on his order, in the sheet, all copies ordered lo be print ed, in-good order. Sec. 10. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State, to give immediate notice to the successful bidder, that his propolis have been accepted; and each siiccessfull bidder shall, within ten days ftfter receiving such notice, enter into bonds, payable to the Ptate of ( 'hio, in the sum of live thousand dollars, for each and every branch of the public priming so awarded to him with at least two suf ficient and approved sureties, conditioned for the faithful performance, pursuant to this act, of that branch or branches of the prinlingto which he Ins been adjudgedtl.e successful bidder and if he shall fail so to give bond within ten days, then the con tract shall be given to the nex lowest bid der, who will give bond as aforesaid. Skc. II. The folding of all bills, res olutions, pamphlets or documents, order ed to be printed, together with the stitck ing of the same, and the brochure cov ering of all documents ordered to be cov ered by the General Assmbly, or either branch thereof, shall be let in one cotract; and the folding, stiching and binding of the laws, journals, mid volumes of pub lic documents, shall be let iu another con tract. Sue. 12. The secretary, auditor, and treasurer of state, at the same time and in the same manner as is prescibeal in the first section of this net, shall give notice that sealed pro osals will be received for the folding and stitching of all bills, reso lutions, pamphlets or documents, ordered to be printed, and the brochuse covering of all documents ordered to be covered, and for the folding, siilching and binding of the laws, journals, and volumes of pub lic documents, which proposals shall spe cify the rate per hundred sheets for fold ing, the raty per hundred copies for stitch ing all bills, tesolmions, pamphlets or documents, the rate per hundred copies for brochure covering alh documents or dered to be covered; and the rate per hundred sheets for folding, the rate per hundred copies for stitching, and the lite per hundred copies for binding the laws, journals, and volumes of public docu ments, at which the contractor is willing to do the same; and each successful bid der to whom the contracts, or either of them, may be awarded, shall enter into bond, in the sum of two thousand dollars, in the sum; manner as is prescribed in the tenth section of this act, for the faith ful performance of the same. Sec. 14. The binding of the laws, jour nals, and the volumes of public- docu ments, shall be in the same style, and of the same materials, as of the volumes of laws, journals .ind documents of the scs- eion one thoifsand eight hundred and uf- y , u uu. Hivuuu u. uuuu.u mu fifty-oil. Skc. 14. That in counting the folding and stitching of all bills, resolutions, pam phlets or documents, no half shcetshall bo counted, charged for, or allowance made. Sec. 15. Folding, stitching, and bind ing, shall include the collating, drying and pressing, and no charge or allowance shall be made for collating, drying and pressing. Sec. 15. That each contractor for any branch of the Public Printing, shall file and preserve one copy of each document or other matter by him printed for the slate, which file he shall deposit, together with his accounts for printing, with the Secretary of Slate, on or before the first Monday in November, anually; in which account shall be specifically stated the various jobs performed, the number of ems composition in each, the extra charge, if any, for rule and figure work in each, the number of tokens of press work in c!ch designating whether ordered by the Senate, the House, or jois'.ly by both, or by other officers or agents of the state, to gether with the kind and quality of pa per used for each job. Sec. 17. Each contractor for the fold ing, stitching, covering and binding, shall file and preserve one copy of every doc- umcntoro'.hermattcr by him folded, stitch ed or bound, which file he shall deposit, together with his accounts for the same, with the Secretary of State, on or before the first day of November, annually; which account shall specifically state each item, as provided for in the twelfth section of this act, and the number of copies of each bill, resolu ion, pamphlet or document, folded, stitched or covered, and the num ber of copies of laws, journals and docu ments, bound. Sko. 18. That on the filing of any ac count and vouchers, under the two last preceding sections, the Secretary, Audi tor, and Treasurer of State, shall careful ly examine such accounts, together with the vouchers therefore, and the orders for the same; and if any errors be found in such account by saii examining officers, they shall immediately correct the same; and if they shall find any unnecessary blanks or i ltrased number of pages, caus ed by stretching outof matter, or other de vice of the pi inter, they shall deduct from the account of the contractor double the amount of composition and press work charged for such unnecessary blank or increased number of pages, together with ihe additional amount of paper consumed thereby; and if any error shad be commit ted in executing a fry branch of the print ing nforsaid, by which the sense or mean ing may be altered, said examining olli cers shall deduct from the account of the "contractor" by whom the error was com--mitfed, the amount of compensation to which he would have been entitled for the composition and press work of the whole sheet in which such error shall be fouud, and also the value of all paper consumed in the printing of the sheet con taining such error; but tne said Secretary, Auditor, and Treasurer of Stale, shall in no case allow constructive charges, or any other than is specifically named in this act. Sec. 19. That after any account as a foresaid shall have been examined by the proper officers, and all errors and over charges corrected, and proper deductions m tele therefore, pursuant to the foregoing section, said account shall be certified to be correct, by said examining officers, or any two of them; and when any account shall be so audited and certified, the Au ditor of State shall draw a bill upon the treasury for the amount thereof, payable out of any moneys appropriated for that purpose, Seo i!0. The contractor for the print ing of bids, resolutions, or other matter to be primed in bill form, shall promptly and without dt lay, execute ail orders of the General A-Sciiibly, or either branch thereof, for ihe printing of all bills and re solu, ions; and all contractors under the provisions of this act, shall piomtly and without unnecessary delay, execute all or ders to them issued by die General As sembly, or either branch thereof, or the Executive Officers of'the State: and the laws, journals, and volumes of public doc uments, shall be printed and delivered to the contractor for the folding, stiching and binding, on the order of the Secreta ry of Stale, within twenty days alter the adjournment of the General Assembly: and said contractor shall, within twenty days after the receipt thereof, execu'e the folding, stiching and biud.ng, and deliv er to said Secretary of state the volumes so bound, under the penalty of a forfeit ure of their bonds; Provided, however, that the said Secretary, Auditor and Trea sure of State, mny on good cause shown, by either of the contractors, extend thy time, not exceeding ten days, for the exe cuting of their several contracts. Sue. 21. The paper for the State prin ting aforesaid, shall be provided by the state; and the secretary of stale shall, from lime to time, as the same may be needed, deliver over to euch contractor, suitable paper for the printing which he is required by his contract to do; and shall take and preserve, from each contractor, a receipt for all paper so delivered; and at the annual setttlement. each contrac tor shall deliver over to the Secretary of State, all paper which has not been used in the State rriuting; and it any sucn pa per shall have been wasted or convened to any other use, the contractor to whom the same sh!l have been delivered, shall be charged with the value Iheieof, togeth er with the penalty of fifty per cent., and the amount thai be deducted from his account. Sic. 22. That the Secretary of $tato shall furnish a true aud accurate copy of the laws, ns they may be demanded by the printer thereof; and the clerks of the respective brauches of the General As sembly snail each furnish lo the printer. who is bound by his contract to print the i aamn .nnin if tka vt hit, ttllls rVAnrt 1 aJ olher pftperg aud documents.' without unnecCM(llT aei; and nocoutractor shall i axcountabl for any delay occasioned Ihe want of trulk sopy. Sxc. 23. This act shall take effect and b in force from and after its passage. JAMES C. JOHNSON, Speaker of the Houseof Representatives, WILLIAM MEDILL, President of the Senate April 10, 1802. (No. 43.) AN ACT. To abolish the ofli-e of Register and Re ceiver of the State Land Office at De fiance, to regulate the sale of lands at said office, and to create the office of Laud Commissioner. Sec. 1. Re it enacted by the Qfnral Assemuiy oi ine oiate ol UMO, mat the officers of Register and Receiver of the Suite Land Office at Defiance, in this State, be and the same is hereby abolish ed; ai.d immediately after the passage of thi act, there shall be appointed by the Govenor, by and w ith the advice andcon sent of ihe Senate, a Land Commissioner, who shall keep an office at Defiance, a foresaid, for the sale of all the lands of the Slate, which have heretofore been for sale at said Land Office, and now remains unsold. Sec. 2. That said Land Commissioner shall hold his office for and during the teim of three years, end unlil his succcs cr shall be appointed and qualified; and shall have ali the powers heretofore pos sessed by, and perform all the duties heretofore enjoyed on both the said Reg ister and Receiver, according to law; and before entering upon the discharge of the duties of his said office, the said Land Com missioner shall enter intoabond.wilh three or more sureties, freeholders of the Slate of Ohio.to be approved by the Governor of this State, payable to the State of Ohio, i the sum of twenty thousand dollars, condi tioned for the paying over according to law of all moneys which may be received by said Laud Commissioner in his official capacity, and for the faithful discharg of all aud singular the duties of Lis said office; and if the said Land Commission er shall .it any time fail togivesuch bond, with said suhties, or fail in making bis returns and paying over moneys received by him in his official capacity, us required by law, his office shall be considvred va caut, and it shall be the duty of the Gov ernor to fill said office by appointment, with the adv ice and consent of the Senate, as prescribed in the first pec lion of tin act, if ihe General Assembly shall ba ia session at the time such vacancy occurs; and if the General Aeinbly shallaiotba in session at such time, then, and in that ease, the Governor shall fill such vacancy bv the nnnointiiumt of soitia nersnn tn said office until the first session of the General Assembly succeeding such appointment, and until his successor is appointed and qualified; and the said Commissioner, appointed under any of the provisions of this act, before entering upon the duties of his said office, shail take and subscribe to an oath or affirma tion, before competent authority, tadis charge faithfully and to the best of his skill and ability, all the duties of said office; which oath or affirmation, shall fx endorsed upon his bond aforesaid. Sec. 3. That said Land Commissioner shall reeive as a compensation for his ser vices, the sum of three per centum est the amount of all moneys received at his said office in payments for lands sold by him as such Commissioner. Sec. 4. That the Register and Receiv er of the State land office at Defiance, at this time acting, whall deliver over all the books, papers, and other property belong ing to iheir respective offices, to such per son as may be appointed Land Cummia- . sioner, under this act. . - i Sec. 5. That any person i elding the office of Commissioner, shall r C purchase, or enter, or be iu any m.anm v : ncerned, either tis principle or agent c i-ectly or indirectly, in the purchase or entry of any lands subject to sale or entry, in saidStai Ltiud Olin-e; n.id any Commissioner vio lating the provisions of this section, shall for e very such oti'eiiee, forfeit and pay the bum of two hundred dollars, to be re covered by action of debt, in ihe name of the State Ohio, which action shall be brought in the county wherin said land office is situate; and the amount recovered in said ac'im shall bo paid iuto the State treasury, by the Prosecuting Attorney of such county; mid it is hereby made the duty of such Prosecuting Attorney, to prosecute in behalf of the State, all ariione under the provisions of this section, for w hich service lie bhall be allowed a rea sonable compensation, to be audited and allowed by the auditor of State, and paid out of the money recovered in tucu ac tion or actions. Sec. 0. That said lands shall be sold to any person not an actual settler, mat king the oath as hereafter provided, attht appraised value thereof, heretofore made, or herefter to be made, Ut pursuance ut law. Sec. ?. That said lands shall be sold to actual settlers, at fifty percent, below their appraised value; Provitlei, that any applicant who applies to punsase ok ea ter any of said lands at said reduction, shall, before any certificate or other evi dence of purchase or enlry U issued t him or her by said Comraissicaer, make and subsciibt) an affidavit, that it is bon -lied his or her intention, within twelve months from and after; said purchase, to enter upon and improve the tract so pur chased, and that he or she has not made said purchase for the purpose of specula lion merely, but for the purpose of seen- ring a home for himself or herself and family; which affidavit shall be preserved by the Commissioner aforesaid, with the, records ot hiaoffiee. , . v t - Sko. 8. That the afSdait required by the foregoing section, twy be made and' subscribed before said Com missioner, ( wh is hereby authorized to administer oatb in such case,) or before any officer baring by law a general authority to adminirU-r oaths, for administering which alt, a fee shall be charged by said CoramiKM t . t Cotuwufd on fmtrik y f ' 1 ( V. 'X j' r I i M , i -C t.' 1 ' It iitat; I, .' '