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CHAPTER XXII.

An act, appropriating part of the three per cent. granted for laying out, opening and making zoads with in this state.

WHEREAs, by virtue of the act of congress. entitled, “An act, in addition 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, north-west 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,’ this state is entitled to receive three per cent. of the met proceeds of the lands of the United States, lying within the state of Ohio, which, since the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and two, have been, or hereafter may be, sold by the United States, to be applied to the laying out, opening and making roads within the said state, and to no other purpose whatever. And whereas also, the general assembly of the state of Ohio did, on the fifteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and three, pass “An act, empowering the treasurer of the state, to receive from the secretary of the treasury of the United States, monies granted for the opening roads within the state:” Therefore:

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly 17,000 dollars appropriat

of the state of Ohio, That seventeen thousand §oying dollars, of the monies which have been and here- or

after may be, received by the treasurer of the state, agreeably to the provisions of the before recited acts, be and the same is hereby appropriated, for the purpose of laying out, opening and making roads within this state, in the places and manner hereinafter prescribed.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That of the special ap:

propriations

said seventeen thousand dollars, the sum of nine of hundred and seventy-five dollars be appropri- *s ated, for the purpose of opening and making a road from Steubenville, in the county of Jefferson, to the bridge over Wills’ creek, in the county of Muskingum; and the sum of two hundred dollars, for the purpose of laying out, opening and making a road from the mouth of Short creek, to intersect the road at Duncan Morrison's, leading from Wheeling to Wills' Creek; and the sum of five hundred dollars, for the purpose of opening and making a road from said bridge, over Wills' creek to Zanesville, in the county of Muskingum; and the sum of six

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hundred and seventy-five dollars, for the purpose of opening and making a road from said Zanesville to Franklinton, in the county of Franklin; and the sum of fifteen hundred and eighty-five dollars, for the purpose of opening and making a road from Chillicothe, in the county of Ross, by the court house in the county of Warren, to the center of the college township, west of the Great Miami; and the sum of five hundred and twenty-five dollars, for the purpose of opening and making a road from Lancaster in the county of Fairfield, to Chillicothe, in the county of Ross; and the sum of five hundred and seventy dollars, for the purpose of opening and making a road from Zanes. ville aforesaid, to Lancaster aforesaid; and the sum of twelve hundred dollars, for the purpose of opening and making a road from said Chillicothe, by West Union, in the county of Adams, to the river Ohio, where it may intersect the same in the most convenient and proper route to Limestone, in the state of Kentucky; and the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, for the purpose of Opening and making a road from Marietta, in the county of Washington, to Chillicothe aforesaid; and the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, to be laid out in opening a road from, at or near the mouth of Little Beaver creek, in the county of Columbiana, to New Lisbon, in said county; and fourteen hundred dollars, to be laid out in the county of Trumbull, On a road leading from Warren court house, in the county of Trumbull, in the best direction towards Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania, and from the said court house in Warren, on a road leading to the Lake; and the sum of nine hundred and seventy-five dollars, for the purpose of opening and making a road from the river Ohio, opposite to Wheeling in Virginia, to the aforesaid bridge, over Wills' creek; and the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, to be laid out in repairing the road laid out by the United States, from New Lisbon, in the county of Columbiana, to the south line of the county of Trumbull; and the sum of sixteen hundred and fifty dollars, for the purpose of Opening and making a road from Chillicothe aforesaid, by Cincinnati, in the county of Hamilton, to the west line of the state, at or near a place called the double Lick; and the sum of five hundred and thirty dollars, for the purpose of Opening and making a road from Cincinnati aforesaid, to Dayton, in the county of Montgomery; and the sum of six hundred and fifty dollars, for the purpose of Opening and making a road from Dayton aforesaid, to Franklinton in the county of Franklin; and the sum of eight hundred dollars, for the purpose of opening and making a road from

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Gallipolis, in the county of Gallia, to Chillicothe aforesaid; and the sum of five hundred dollars, for the purpose of Opening and making a road from Chillicothe, in the county of Ross, to an intersection with the road leading from Dayton, in the county of Montgomery, to Franklinton, in the county of Franklin, at or near Springfield, in the county of Green; which said several sums shall be laid out on said several roads in manner as is hereinafter directed.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That there shall be sixteen road commissioners appointed by joint resolution of both houses of the general assembly, viz: One for the road from Steubenville to the bridge at Wills’ creek; one for the road from the mouth of Short Greek to Duncan Morrison's; one for the road from the said bridge by Zanesville to Lancaster; one for the road from Zanesville to Franklinton; one for the road from Chillicothe, by Warren court house, to the center of the college township, west of the Great Miami; One for the road from Lancaster to Chillicothe: One for the road from Chillicothe, by West Union, to Limestone; one for the road from Marietta to Chillicothe; one for the road from the mouth of Little Beaver, by New Lisbon, to the south line of the county of Trumbull; one for the road from Wheeling to

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