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An act, declaring the assent of the general assembly of the state of Ohio, to an amendment proposed by the congress of the United States, in lieu of the third paragraph of the first section of the second article of the constitution of the United States.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of the State of Ohio, That whereas it is provided by the fifth article of the constitution of the United States of America, that congress, whenever two-thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to the said constitution, or on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which in either case shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the same constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three-fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by congress. And whereas, at a session of the Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of Washington, in the territory of Columbia, on Monday the seventeenth of October, one thousand eight hundred and three, it was resolved by the senate and house of representatives of the United States of America, in congress assembled, two-thirds of both houses concurring, that in lieu of the third paragraph of the first section of the second article of the constitution of the United States, the following be proposed as an amendment to the constitution of the United States, which when ratified by threefourths of the legislatures of the several states, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said constitution, to-wit: The electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote, by ballot, for president and vice president, One of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves. They shall name in their ballots, the person voted for as president, and in distinct ballots, the person voted for as vice-president—and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as president, and of all persons voted for as vice-president, and the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit, Sealed, to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the president of the Senate; the president of the senate shall, in the presence of the senate and house of repre
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sentatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted; the person having the greatest number of votes for president shall be the president, if such number be a majority of
the whole number of electors appointed, and if
Ilo person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers, not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as president, the house of representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the president; but in choosing the president, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice; and if the house of representatives shall not choose a president whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day March next following, then the vice-president shall act as president, as in the case of the death or other constitutional disability of the president. The person having the greatest number of votes, as vice-president, shall be the vicepresident, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed; and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the senate shall choose The times limited for bringing certain actionS.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of the state of Ohio, That all actions hereinafter mentioned, shall be sued or brought within the times hereinafter limited; all actions of trespass for assault, menace, battery and wounding, actions of slander for words spoken or libel, and for false imprisonment, within one year next after the cause of such actions or suits; and all action upon book accounts, or for forcible entry and detainer or forcible detainer, within four years next after the cause of such actions Orsuits, and all actions of trespass upon real property, trespass, detinue, trover and conversion and replevin; all actions upon the case and all actions of debt for rent, shall be sued or brought within six years, next after the cause of such actions or suits, and all actions of covenant or debt founded upon a specialty under hand and seal, shall be sued or brought within fifteen years next after the cause of such actions or suits: Provided, That no part of the principal or interest be paid or demand be made within that time.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That no person or persons shall hereafter sue, have or maintain