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Penalty on persons removing or assisting to remove any black Or mulatto perSOn, etc.

HOW disposed of.

HOW recoyered.

officers shall reside, to the claimant or claimants or his or their agent or agents, for which service the sheriff or constable shall receive such compensation as they are entitled to receive in other cases for similar services.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That any person or persons who shall attempt to remove, or shall remove from this state, or who shall aid and assist in removing, contrary to the provisions of this act, any black or mulatto person or persons, without first proving as hereinbefore directed, that he, she or they, is, or are legally entitled so to do, shall, on conviction thereof before any court having cognizance of the same, forfeit and pay the sum of one thousand dollars, one-half to the use of the informer and the other half to the use of the state, to be recovered by action of debt, qui fon, or indictment, and shall moreover be liable to the action of the party injured.

ELLAS LANGHAM, Speaker of the house of representatives.

ATH. MASSIE,

Speaker of the senate. January 5th, 1804.

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oil, This act shall commence and be in force, from
aCt. and after the passing thereof.

ELIAS LANGHAM,
Speaker of the house of representatives.

NATH. MASSIE,

Speaker of the senate.
January 6th, 1804.

CHAPTER VI.
An act, to establish the county of Muskingum.

Sec. 1. Be is enacted by the general assembly of // e staffe of Ohio, That so much of the counties of Washington and Fairfield, as comes within the following boundaries, be and the same is hereby erected into a separate and distinct county, which shall be known by the name of o, Muskingum, to-wit: Beginning at the northo west corner of the ninth township, in the ninth range of the United States military lands, thence with the western boundary line of said range

south, to the southern boundary line of said - military lands, thence with the same, west, to

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the western boundary line of the fifteenth range of public lands, thence with the said line, south, to the southwest corner of the sixteenth township of the fifteenth range, thence eastwardly with the south boundary of the sixteenth township, till it intersects the west boundary of the twelfth range, thence with the sectional lines, east, to the western boundary line of the seventh range, thence with the same, north, to the northeast corner of the military tract, thence with the north boundary line of the tenth township in the first and second ranges of said military lands, west, until intersected by the Indian boundary line, thence with the same, westWardly, to the place of beginning.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That from and after the first day of March next, the said County of Muskingum shall be vested with all the powers, privileges and immunities of a separate and distinct county: Provided always, That all actions and suits which may be pending on the said first day of March next, shall be prosecuted and carried into final judgment and execution, and all taxes, fees, fines and forfeitures, which shall be then due, shall be collected in

the same manner as if this act had never been passed.

Proviso, as to actions, etc., depending.

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