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CHAPTER VII.

An act, allowing additional compensation to the officers of the present general assembly.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of the State of Ohio, That there shall be allowed to the clerk of the senate and to the clerk of the house of representatives, in addition to the sums one dollar

allowed them by the act, entitled, “An act allow- oad.

- - dition for ing compensation to the officers of the general clerk hire,

assembly,” the sum of one dollar and fifty cents etc per day, for clerk hire and incidental expenses.

ELIAS LANGHAM,
Speaker of the house of representatives.

DANIEL SYMMES,
Speaker pro tem. of the senate.

January 13th, 1804.

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CHAPTER IX.

An act, to provide for fil/in/ "acancies in the office of justices of the peace

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of the State of Ohio, That whenever there shall be a vacancy in the office of justice of the peace, in any township in this state, it shall be the duty of the trustees of such township to warn a meeting of the electors therein, to elect a suitable person to fill such vacancy, and whenever hereafter any township shall be divided or set off, it shall be the duty of the court of common pleas of the proper county, to determine and fix on a suitable number of justices of the peace for such township, and it shall be the duty of the trustees of such township to warn a meeting of the electors therein to elect the number of justices so determined on, and the justices of the peace so elected shall continue in office three years from the date of their commissions.

Sec. 2. .[nd be it further enacters, That in case the election of any justice of the peace, under this act, shall be contested, the same proceedings shall be had as are prescribed in the act, entitled, “An act to regulate the election Of

Trustees of
the township
to Warn a
meeting,
etc.

When a new town is erected, the court of CO nurn On pleas to fix the number of justices.

To continue in office for three years. Manner Of conducting contested electionS.

Manner Of conducting elections under this act.

justices of the peace, and for other purposes:” J”07) ideal, That after the freeholders who may be summoned to try any such contested election shall have made a report, in writing, to the clerk of the proper county, according to the directions of said act, it shall be the duty of the said clerk to send, within ten days thereafter, a certificate of the determination of such freeholders to the trustees of the proper township, that in case there should be a vacancy in the office of justice of the peace, by reason of such determination, the said trustees shall call a township meeting, by giving like notice as is required in the act, entitled, “An act to provide for the incorporation of townships, for the purposes of electing a suitable person to fill such vacancy; and all elections under this act shall be held and conducted in the manner prescribed in the act, entitled, “An act to regulate elections.”

ELIAS LANGHAM, Speaker of the house of representatives.

DANIEL SYMMES, Speaker of the senate, pro tempore.

January 24th, 1804.

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