such lands, tenements or hereditaments, or her heirs or any person who shall have right, title or interest to the same, by the death of such wife or widow.

o Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That if a

joiroo wife willingly leave her husband and dwell with

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foete her adulterer, she shall lose and be barred of her right of dower, but if she shall return and her husband shall be reconciled to her and dwell with her, she shall be restored to her right of dower.

when lands, Sec. 7. And be is further enacted, That in

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o! tenements, and giveth up the same by covin or er. fraud, after the death of the husband the wife may recover her dower of the same; and in case the husband loseth the land in demand by default, and his wife, after his death, demand her dower therein, she shall be heard; and if the I widow can establish the right of the husband to the lands or tenements, she shall be entitled to | and recover her dower therein.

When the Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That when-
ido is - - •
Noteiner ever a widow having no right to dower and the
dower in - - - - •
Poe wo heir being under age, if the widow bring her
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writ of dower against the guardian and she shall
make default, or by collusion defend the plea

faintly, whereby the widow is awarded her dower, in prejudice to the heir or heirs, in all such cases, he, she or they, coming of age, shall have right to demand the Selsin of his or her ancestor against such woman, in like manner as he, she or they, should have against any other person.


Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the widow shall have no part of the personal property, her wearing apparel excepted, until all the debts against the estate are paid, except such part of the household furniture as shall be assigned her by the court of common pleas.

ELIAS LANGHAM, Speaker of the house of representatives. NATH. MASSIE, Speaker of the senate. January 19th, 1804.

to be proceeded against as in Other Cases.

Widow to
have no part
Of the per-
sonal prop-
erty until
the debts
are paid,


An act, to provide for the election of electors of the president and vice-president.

Electors for Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the général assembly


to: of the state of Ohio, That all persons having the
choSen. On * - -
osal requisite qualifications of electors of senators

Somber and representatives to the general assembly of this state, shall, on the first Saturday of November next, assemble in their respective townships within this state, at the places designated in each township for the holding elections, for the purpose of electing three electors of president and vice-president of the United States. Three elect- Sec. 2. And be if f(777, e7, enacted, That when $o" the electors are so assembled, they shall proceed to elect, by ballot, three electors of president and vice-president of the United States, who * . Their qualin. shall have the qualifications requisite for memi cationS. bers of the house of representatives of this state, which elections shall commence and close

; at the same hour, and be conducted in the same O W. C.On

ducted. manner as is directed by a law of this state for electing senators and representatives to the general assembly, entitled, “An act to regulate elections,” except so much thereof as shall be

contrary to this act.


Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the judges of elections in each township, fortnwith after the close of the election, to seal up One of the poll books of the election, which aforesaid sealed poll book shall be carried within two days after the day of election to the clerk of the court of common pleas of the proper county, and if the judges of the election shall fail so to carry the poll book aforesaid, they shall forfeit and pay to the state the sum of one hundred dollars, to be recovered by action of debt, before any court having cognizance thereof.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the clerks upon receiving the poll books aforesaid, shall administer an oath or affirmation to each judge who shall carry any poll book, that he was a judge of the said election, and shall endorse a certificate of having administered such oath; and the clerks of the courts aforesaid, shall, within three days after the day of election, deliver all poll books to the sheriff of their respective counties, taking his receipt therefor, and it shall be the duty of the sheriffs to attend at the clerk's office of their respective counties, for the purpose of receiving the same; and the said sheriff, upon the receipt thereof, shall have said

Judges to carry poll bOOks to the Clerk, etc.

Penalty for neglect.

Clerks on receiving the poll books to adlminister an Oath to the judges,

and in five days afterwards, deliver the Same to the Sheriff.

His duty.

Penalty for neglect.

Poll books to
be opened
On the 17th
by the secre-
tary Of
Sta. Le.

Governor to make Out Certificates, etc., and transmit the same by messenger.

When more than three persons have the greatest number of Votes, et C, to be determined by lot.

poll books delivered at the secretary of state's office, on or before the sixteenth day of November, under the penalty of forfeiting to the state the sum of one thousand dollars, to be recovered as aforesaid.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the said poll books shall, on the seventeenth day of November next, be opened by the secretary of state, in the presence of the governor and the aforesaid sheriffs, or such of them as choose to attend. The secretary shall cause the poll books as they are opened to be read aloud, and shall make Out a fair abstract of the names of the persons voted for and the number of votes given to each; and the governor shall forthwith make out for the three persons having the greatest number of votes, certificates of their having been duly elected as electors of president and vice-president of the United States, and transmit, by special messenger, the proper certificate to each person so elected, and shall cause the election of the electors so made, to be published in the Scioto Gazette; but if more than three persons having the greatest number of votes, or if any two or more of them have such equal number, then the election shall be determined by lot, to be drawn by the secretary of state, in

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