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JOINT RESOLUTION Authorizing the attorney-general to appear in the suit of the Pullman Palace Car Com

pany against the treasurer of Clinton county. Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the attorneygeneral be authorized to appear, on behalf of the state, in the suit of the Pullman Palace Car Company against the treasurer of Clinton county, and take such action as in his judgment is best calculated to protect the interest of the state.

C. H. GROSVENOR, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THOS. L. YOUNG,

President of the Senate. Adopted February 15, 1877.

JOINT RESOLUTION Providing for the publishing of a law omitted from the publication of laws for the

year 1076.

WHEREAS, In the publication of the laws of Ohio for the year 1876, there was an omission to publish an act entitled "an act to authorize the trustees of Green township, Hocking county, to levy a special tax for the relief of Nicholas Blancet; therefore,

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the secretary of state be authorized and directed to cause said act to be published, from the original manuscript of enrollment, in the volume of laws for 1877, and a foot note of explanation of said publication.

C. H. GROSVENOR, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THOS. L. YOUNG,

President of the Senate. Adopted February 22, 1877.

JOINT RESOLUTION Directing the superintendent of the state house to construct shelving in room ninety-one,

for the use of the clerk of the supreme court. Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the superintendent of the state house be and he is hereby directed to construct and place in room ninety-one of the state house suitable enclosed shelving, for the use of the clerk of the supreme court in filing away supreme court records.

C. H. GROSVENOR, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THOS. L. YOUNG,

President of the Senate. Adopted February 22, 1877.

JOINT RESOLUTION Directing the officers of the Dayton hospital for the insane, to receive Mills Lauser in

said institution. WHEREAS, Mills Lauser, a native and resident of Warren county, in this state, removed to the city of New York, in 1873, and returned to Warren county with the intention of regaining his residence in the state about ten months ago; and,

WHEREAS, the said Lauser is now insane and cannot be admitted into any of our hospitals for the insane, until he is in the state one year, and regained his citizenship; therefore,

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the officers of the hospital for the insane at Dayton, be and they are hereby authorized and directed to receive said Lauser into said institution.

C. H. GROSVENOR, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THOS. L. YOUNG,

President of the Senate. Adopted February 23, 1877.

JOINT RESOLUTION Providing for the appointment of a joint committee to extend coartesies to a visiting

committee from the legislature of the State of Indiana. WHEREAS, The legislature of the state of Indiana has appointed a committee of its members to visit some of the benevolent institutions of this state; therefore,

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That a committee of five on the part of the house and three on the part of the senate be appointed to receive said legislative committee from our sister state, and render such assistance and attention as the circumstances may require.

C. H. GROSVENOR, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THOS. L. YOUNG,

President of the Senate. Adopted February 23, 1877.

JOINT RESOLUTION

Providing for the printing of the report of the Fish Commissioners. Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That one thousand copies of the report of the fish commissioners of Ohio for 1876, be printed in pamphlet form for general distribution.

C. H. GROSVENOR, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

H. W. CURTISS,

President pro tem. of the Senate. Adopted February 24, 1877.

JOINT RESOLUTION Instructing the superintendent of the hospital for the insane, at Dayton, Ohio, to re

ceive for treatment and restraint an insane citizen of Wales, now confined in the county infirmary of Van Wert.

WHEREAS, There is now confined in the county infirmary of Van Wert county an insane person, who is a citizen of Wales; and,

WHEREAS, By law he can not be admitted into any one of our hospitals for the insane in the state of Ohio; and,

WHEREAS, The physician of said infirmary gives it as his opinion that the said insane person is curable under proper treatment and restraint; and,

WHEREAS, such treament and restraint can not be rendered in said infirmary; and,

WHEREAS, Humanity demands that this person should be properly. treated and cared for; therefore,

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the superintendent of the Dayton hospital for the insane be instructed to receive this said insane person into that hospital, for treatment and restraint.

C. H. GROSVENOR, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THOS. L. YOUNG,

President of the Senate. Adopted February 27, 1877.

JOINT RESOLUTION Asking congress for an appropriation for the erection of a light-house and a fog-signal on

Stannard's Rock, Lake Superior. WHEREAS, The light-house board have for several years deemed it necessary to the interest of commerce that a light-house and fog-signal should be erected on Stannard's Rock, in Lake Superior; and,

WHEREAS, A bill making an appropriation therefor has been introduced in the house of representatives, but has not yet been acted on; and,

WHEREAS, The great and increasing commerce of our lakes (exceeding our ocean tonnage) imperatively demands the prosecution and completion of the work named, at an early day; therefore,

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Ohio, That our senators and representatives in congress be requested to use all honorable means to procure the necessary appropriation for the erection of a light-house and fog-signal on Stannard's Rock, Lake Superior, under the su perintendence of the light-house board.

Resolved, That his excellency the governor be requested to transmit copies of the foregoing preamble and resolution to each of our senators and representatives in congress.

0. J. HODGE, Speaker pro tem. of the House of Representatives.

THOS. L. YOUNG,

President of the Senate. Passed February 28, 1877.

JOINT RESOLUTION

Directing the adjutant-general to procure a record of deceased soldiers of the state

whose graves are not marked. Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the adjutantgeneral be and he is hereby authorized and required to ascertain as speedily as possible the names of all union soldiers wbo have been buried during and since the late rebellion, and whose graves are not marked by any headstone or other monument, and to record the names of such soldiers in a suitable book to be kept for that purpose, together with the company and regiment, or battery, to which such soldier may have belonged

0. J. HODGE, Speaker pro tem. of the House of Representatives.

THOS. L. YOUNG,

President of the Senate. Adopted February 28, 1877.

JOINT RESOLUTION

In regard to the dating of pensions alllowed by the United States government. Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, That our senators and represenatives in congress be respectfully requested to use their influence for the passage of house bill number 2803, and in accordance with the sixth and seventh sections of senate bill number 2454, both favorably reported from the respective committees on pensions in congress, allowing pensious to date from the discharge in case of the soldier, and from the death of the husband in case of widowe.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions, properly certified, be sent to each of our senators and representatives in congress.

C. H. GROSVENOR, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THOS. L. YOUNG,

President of the Senate. Adopted March 1, 1877.

JOINT RESOLUTION Providing for the admission of James W. Christie into the Dayton hospital for the

insane. WHEREAS, James W. Christie, born and raised in Clarke county, Ohio, and, until recently, a citizen of the state, but at present a citizen of the state of Kansas, and at this time residing with his father at Springfield, Ohio, and from sickness has become insane; therefore,

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the superintendent of the Dayton hospital for the insane be and he is hereby authorized and required to admit the said James W. Christie into said hospital, under the same rules and regulations as other inmates are admitted under existing laws.

C. H. GROSVENOR, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

H. W. CURTISS,

President of the Senate Adopted March 12, 1877.

JOINT RESOLUTION Providing for the printing of additional copies of the secretary of state's report, for dis

tribution among the members. Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That there be printed and bound in muslin, in the usual manner, twelve thousand copies of the secretary of state's report for the year 1876, for the use of and to be equally distributed to the members of the present general assembly. To determine what number of such reports are to be printed in German, it shall be the duty of the secretary of state to ascertain from each member of the general assembly what number of the report he is entitled to receive he wishes in the German language; the aggregate amount so determined shall be the number authorized to be printed in German, and they shall be distributed accordingly, and in the manner that each member may indicate to the secretary of state: provided, that in the printing of the copies herein provided for, there shall be no charge for composition.

C. H. GROSVENOR, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

H. W. CURTISS,

President of the Senate. Adopted March 17, 1877.

JOINT RESOLUTION Relative to the election of a United States Senator, vice John Sherman resigned. Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That on Tuesday, March 20, A. D. 1877, at 12 o'clock M. of said day, we proceed, in accordance with law, to the election of a United States Seuator to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of John Sherman.

C. H. GROSVENOR, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

H. W. CURTISS,

President of the Senate. Adopted March 22, 1877.

JOINT RESOLUTION Providing for a joint ineeting of the two houses for the election of a United States

senator. Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the two houses of this general assembly meet in joint assembly in the hall of the house of representatives on Wednesday, March 21, 1877, at 12 M., for the purpose of such action as may be necessary relative to the question of United States senator.

C. H. GROSVENOR, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

H. W. CURTISS,

President of the Senate Adopted March 22, 1877.

JOINT RESOLUTION Endorsing the principles and measures expressed by President R. B. Hayes, in his letter

of acceptance and inaugural address. WHEREAS, Rutherford B. Hayes, president of the United States, in his inaugural address declares that the pacification and peace of the country depends upon the adoption of such principles and measures as will secure

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