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dred (600) copies to the state officers; five hundred (500) copies to schools and colleges, and for exchange with other states; three hundred (300) reserve copies to be placed in the state library; two thousand (2,000) copies to be placed in care of the state librarian for distribution by a future general assembly, and eleven thousand four hundred (11,400) copies for the use of the members and officers of the sixty-second general assembly; and that the secretary of state be hereby directed to forward, soon as printed and bound, the same to the address of the said members and officers respectively; and that he is hereby further directed to pay the charges for shipping the same out of the amount appropriated for the distribution of the laws, journals and public documents.

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

H. W. CURTISS, Adopted April 11, 1877.

President of the Senate.

JOINT RESOLUTION

Granting the Scioto Valley Railway Company the right of way along a certain part of

the tow-path of the Ohio canal. Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the board of public works of the state be and they are hereby authorized to permit the Scioto Valley Railway Company to use and occupy, for the road-bed of the railway of said company, such part or parts of the eastern bank of the Ohio canal, between what is known as Renick's bridge, across said canal, near the Indian creek culvert, in Scioto township, Ross county, Ohio, and what is known as Higby's bridge, across said canal, near the guard-lock, in Franklin township in said county, as, in the opinion of said board, may be so used and occupied without obstruction to navigation or injury to said canal: Provided, that before said railway company shall he permitted to use, or occupy, or interfere with any part or parts of the said eastern bank or towing-path of said canal, the said company shall prepare and put in good condition for use, under the direction of the resident engineer of the second division of the public works, and to the acceptance of said board, another towing path on and along the western or berme bank of said canal, between the said points above named and described, for the same part or parts of said canal so taken and occupied, with all needful bridges to pass and repass said towing-path from one side of said canal to the other; and provided further, that no permission shall be granted by the board of public works for any such use or occupancy of the said eastern bank of said canal, or any part thereof, until said railway company shall have secured the written consent therefor of the lessees of the public works; provided further, that said railroad company, before taking possession thereof, shall enter into a contract with the state of Ohio, to be prepared by the attorney-general, binding said company, their lessees, assigns, or any person or persons occupying the same, to forever keep said canal lands and eastern bank, taken possession of by them, in good repair for canal purposes, which repairs shall be made under the direction of the board of public works; and in case said company shall refuse to repair said bank when requested by the board, the right of said company to use or occupy said lands or bank shall cease,

and the state shall be entitled to the possession thereof, and shall execute a bond to the state of Ohio in the penal sum of twenty thousand dollars, conditioned that the company will keep and perform said contract on their part, and will save the state from all expense or liability of every nature whatever, caused by said company taking possession of and using said canal lands or embankment, and all damages growing out of the same; said bond to be prepared by the attorney-general.

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

. H. W. CURTISS,

President of the Senate. Adopted April 20, 1877.

JOINT RESOLUTION

Authorizing the adjutant-general to loan battle flags, artillery, muskets, and infantry

accoutrements to the executive committee of the fourth annual reunion of ex-soldiers and sailors, to be held at Marietta, in September, 1877.

WHEREAS, The fourth annual national reunion of ex-soldiers and sailors, irrespective of party or section, will be held in the city of Marietta, on the third, fourth, fifth and sixth days of September, 1877; and,

WHEREAS, The veterans of Ohio have expressed a desire to have their old battle flags displayed at said reunion, and to have artillery and small arms furnished by the state; therefore,

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the adjutantgeneral be and be is hereby authorized to forward to the executive committee of said national reunion, on or before September 1, 1877, all battle flags in his custody of regiments that will be represented at said reunion, said flags to be exhibited only under cover, and returned by said committee in good order immediately on the adjournment of said reunion.

Resolved, That the adjutant-general is hereby further authorized, in like manner, at said time, to ship to said committee two pieces of artillery and five hundred muskets and infantry accoutrements complete; provided, the same are at the disposal of the state at said time, the same to be retnrned in good order with the battle flags without any expense to the state of Ohio.

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

SAMUEL KNOX,

President pro. tem. of the Senate. Adopted April 21, 1877.

JOINT RESOLUTION

Relative to the restoration of the silver dollar to its former rank as lawful money.

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That common honesty to the tax payer, the letter and spirit of the contract under which the great body of its indebtedness was assumed by the United States, and true financial wisdom, each and all demand the restoration of the silver dollar to its former rank as lawful money. .

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

H. W. CURTISS,

President of the Senate. Adopted April 24, 1877.

JOINT RESOLUTION Directing the Secretary of State to return to the chairman of joint committee on Enroll.

ment S. B. No. 247. WHEREAS, An error has been discovered in the enrollment of S. B. No. 247, by Mr. Bates, “Supplementary to the act relating to cities of the first class having a population exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand inhabitants," passed May 4, 1869, passed April 11, 1877; therefore,

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the secretary of state is hereby directed to return the same to the chairman of the joint committee on enrollment.

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

H. W. CURTISS,

President of the Senate." Adopted April 24, 1877.

JOINT RESOLUTION

Giving the adjutant general care and control of the flag-room, flags and other relics

deposited therein. Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the flag-room in the state house, and the flags and other relics deposited therein, shall hereafter be under the care and control of the adjutant general, and he is hereby authorized and instructed, on application, in writing, of the president and secretary of any association composed of members of any regiment or battery of this state, having flags deposited in said room, to deliver to any such association the stands of colors of any such regiment or battery, to be used only at the general meetings or reunions of such associations, and for no other purpose, to be returned by such officers within thirty days after said meetings or reunions, to said adjutant general; and on failure to return any stand of colors obtained under the provisions of this resolution, all further rights and privileges of such regiment or organization so failing to return such flags or standards under the same, shall be forfeited. The adjutant general shall publish in his report annually this resolution, and a list of flags on deposit, by what regiments and batteries deposited, and if withdrawn, for what purpose, and by what associations; and he is also authorized and directed to procure suitable cases for the flag room, in which said flags may be placed for the purpose of preserving the same.

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

H. W. CURTISS,

President of the Senate. Adopted April 24, 1877.

JOINT RESOLUTION

Providing for the care and treatment of insano convicts. WHEREAS, There are at present some fifty odd convicts in the penitentiary, for whose proper treatment no adequate provision is made, and whose condition is pitiable, indeed, and whose presence in the present overcrowed state of the prison renders discipline difficult, and involves danger to life and property; and,

WHEREAS, It is believed that quite a number of the cases of insanity occurring in the prison would yield to proper treatment; and,

WHEREAS, Under existing provisions of law and precedent, the governor may suspend sentence in such cases, allowing the removal of prisoners for treatment in the state hospital for insane;

therefore, Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the governor be and he is hereby requested, upon the concurrent recommendation of the warden and physician of the penitentiary, and the approval of the superintendent of the Columbus hospital for the insane, to order the suspension of sentence of any convict thus recommended for transfer from the penitentiary to said hospital, under provisions of law in such case made and provided.

Resolved, that the subject of permanent provision for proper hospital care of insane convicts, be referred to the board of state charities, and the chairman of the board of directors of the penitentiary, and that they constitute a commission to take the subject of such permanent provision under consideration, and report to the next general assembly such plan of relief as in their judgment may seem best.

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

H. W. CURTISS, Adopted April 24, 1877.

President of the Senate.

JOINT RESOLUTION Requiring the proceeds of the sale of certain lands to be placed to the credit of the fund

of the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College. WHEREAS, The board of public works, by virtue of an act of the general assembly passed April 29, 1872, requiring them to survey, appraise, and return to the auditor of state certain lands in that act specified, and the auditor t) sell the same, did, by mistake, appraise, and, on the 30th of August, 1875, the auditor sold to Collins Wright and A. Kuhns eightysix and sixty-nine hundredths acres of land in the Virginia military district, embraced within the provisions of the acts of congress of February 18, 1871, granting the unsurveyed and unappropriated residue of said lands to this state, which were, by the act of the general assembly passed April 30, 1873, conveyed to the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College; therefore,

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the proceeds of said sale, amounting to the sum of thirteen hundred and eighty-seven dollars, with the interest thereon from the date of said sale, be placed to the credit of said college fund, as provided and required by the sixth section of said act of April 3, 1873.

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

H. W. CURTISS, Adopted April 24, 1877.

President of the Senate

JOINT RESOLUTION

Providing for binding in muslin the report of the secretary of state for 1876. Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the superintendent of public printing be directed to have the report of the secretary of state, authorized by law, bound in muslin.

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

H. W. CURTISS,

President of the Senate. Adopted April 24, 1877.

JOINT RESOLUTION Providing for the sale of old furniture and carpets, now in the possession of the adjutant

general, and belonging to the state. WREREAS, The adjutant general has in his possession a lot of old furniture and carpets, which were at one time in use by the state, and now of no use to the state; therefore, be it

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the adjutant general be and he is hereby authorized to sell such furniture and carpets at public or private sale, and that he keep a true and accurate account of the items so sold, to whom, and for what price, and pay over the proceeds to the treasurer of state, and that he report the amount of said sales to the state in his annual report next thereafter.

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

H. W. CURTISS, Adopted April 24, 1877.

President of the Senate.

JOINT RESOLUTION Providing for the binding and distribution of the state library catalogues. Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the supervisor of public printing be and he is hereby directed to have bound in library » form two hundred and fifty copies of the catalogue of the Ohio state library now in the state bindery; and that the state librarian be and he is hereby directed, on the order of the presiding officer of the senate or house of representatives, to distribute said catalogues as follows: One copy to each member and officer of the sixty-second general assembly; one copy to each minister of the gospel who has officiated as chaplain of either branch of the present legislature by invitation of the presiding officers, or appointment of the ministerial association; the balance to be left in the state library subject to the order of the legislature.

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

H. W. CURTISS,

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

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