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Sec. 3. That if the owner of any dog which is in the habit Stray dogs may of running from home and wandering about without the presence of its owner, who shall neglect or refuse to confine such dog, after due notice given of its wandering habits, it shall be lawful for any person to kill such dog whenever it may be found roaming about off the premises, and away from the presence of such owner.

Sec. 4. That the act entitled “ An act to prevent injury Acts repealed. by dogs," passed December 24th, 1814, and an act entitled 6 An act for the protection of sheep,” passed March 15th, 1850, be, and the same are hereby repealed; Provided, that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to interfere with any rights, liabilities or claims, that may have accrued under the said repealed acts.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

President of the Senate.
April 22, 1852.


Providing for the appointment of Officers of the Ohio Penitentiary. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State Governor to ap: of Ohio, That the Governor of the State, by and with the ad- of Penitentiary. vice and consent of the Senate, is hereby authorized and directed to appoint three directors of the Ohio Penitentiary, one of whom shall be a resident of the county of Franklin, and no two shall be residents of the same county, who shall hold their offices for the term of two years, and until their successors are appointed and qualified; said Directors shall severally Oath of Directtake and subscribe an oath or affirmation, to support

the stitution of the United States and of the State of Ohio, and faithfully to discharge all the duties which may be required of them by law; and in case any vacancy by death, resignation, Vacancies, or otherwise, shall occur in the office of Directors, during the recess of the General Assembly, the governor shall fill such vacancy by appointment, subject to the consent of the Senate, when again convened.

SEC. 2. The Directors shall receive annually the sum of Compensation. one hundred dollars, as a compensation for the services required




of them by law, to be paid out of the state treasury, upon the

order of the auditor of State. Directors to ap- Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the Directors to appoint a point Warden.

Warden of the Penitentiary, who shall hold his office for the term of two years, unless sooner removed by the directors on good cause shown; but in case of removal, the reasons there

for shall be entered upon the books of the institution. The Oath of Warden Warden shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, to

support the constitution of the United States and of the state

of Ohio, and faithfully to discharge all the duties which may be Bond of War. required of him by law; he shall give bond to the State of

Ohio, in the sum of ten thousand dollars, with at least two good and sufficient sureties, who shall be freeholders of this state, conditioned for the faithful performance of the several duties which may, from time to time, be imposed upon him by the laws of this State, which bond shall be approved by the

Directors, and deposited in the office of the treasurer of State. Warden to ap. The Warden shall appoint such number of Assistants as to the point assistants, directors may appear necessary, and the assistants so appoint

ed shall severally take an oath or affirmation to discharge with fidelity their duties as such, and shall enter into bonds to the state of Ohio, with one or more sufficient sureties, to be approved of by the Directors, in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars each, conditioned for the faithful discharge of their duties, which bond shall be deposited in the office of trea

surer of State. Compensation Sec. 4. The Warden shall receive an annual compensation

for his services, to be fixed by the Directors, not exceeding twelve hundred dollars per annum; each Assistant shall receive not exceeding thirty-five dollars per month, except night guards, who may receive not exceeding forty dollars per month, to be fixed by the Directors, which compensation shall be paid quarter yearly out of the treasury of the State, upon the order of the Directors. That no person so employed shall be entitled to perquisites, in the shape of board, provisions, carriages or horses, for themselves or families.

Sec. 5. The Warden shall attend to the purchasing of the raw materials to be manufactured in the Penitentiary, and shall also attend to the sale of all articles manufactured therein; he shall also provide food and clothing for the convicts, and shall have in charge the whole operations of the establishment. All moneys drawn from the treasury for the use of the prison, shall be drawn on the order of the Warden, countersigned by at least one of the directors, and under such rules and regulations as shall from time to time be prescribed by law, or the rules established by the Directors.

SEC. 6. The Directors shall, in turn every two weeks, and in company every three months, inspect the Warden's accounts, the different apartments of the prison, and the condi.

or Warden and assistants.

Duties of War. den.

Duties of Di. rectors.

tion of the prisoners, and shall have power to regulate and fix the appointment, duties and salary of all officers or agents of the Penitentiary not otherwise provided for by law; and, annually, in the month of December, submit to the Governor of the state, a report of the condition of the prison, together with suggestions as to the improvement that may to them appear necessary.

Sec. 7. The Directors and Warden of the Penitentiary, By-laws, rules, shall, from time to time, establish by-laws, rules and regula

&c. tions, for the discipline and government thereof; and the Warden, for himself and his assistants, shall be held responsible for the observance and enforcement of such by-laws, rules and regulations; Provided, always, that such by-laws, rules and regulations, shall not be contrary to law; and the directors shall submit such by-laws, rules and regulations, to the legislature, at each regular session thereof.

Sec. 8. The Warden, by and with the advice and consent Clerk-his ap.
of the Directors, shall have power to employ a Clerk, whose pointment and
duty it shall be to keep a fair, plain and regular account, in
double entry, with the state, crediting the same with all money
drawn out of the treasury for the use of the Penitentiary, and
with all moneys received for the sale of manufactured articles,
and charging the same with all moneys paid out on account of
the institution. He shall also keep a regular account of all
purchases made by the Warden, for the use of the institution,
and of the amount of the sales of manufactured, and all other
articles; and also of the name, age and general description of
each prisoner, and the crime for which he or she has been con.
victed, together with any confession he or she may make, as
well as every circumstance connected with his or her case, as
may be deemed of importance; and shall receive a salary not ex-
ceeding nine hundred dollars per annum. The Directors and
Warden shall hold their respective offices until their successors
are appointed and qualified.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.


President of the Senate. April 26, 1852.

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To authorize the execution of deeds for lands purchased of the State of Ohio

in cases where the original conveyance has been lost or destroyed.

WHAREAS, it is represented to this General Assembly, that

many deeds of conveyance for lands purchased of the state, were destroyed by fire at the time the land office at Defiance was burned, in consequence of which, such purchasers have no legal evidence of title to their lands: Therefore,

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That' the proper officers are hereby authorized and required to execute and deliver to such purchasers, their heirs or assigns, deeds of conveyance for lands so sold, the deeds for which have been lost or destroyed, before coming into the possession of such purchasers, on the production to such officers of the certificate of purchase; and if, in any case, such certificate of purchase should also have been lost or destroyed, and such loss or destruction can be shown to the satisfaction of such officers, by affidavits, properly authenticated, and it appearing from the records that a certificate corresponding with that alleged to have been lost, was issued, such officers shall place on file the testimony so produced, and shall issue deeds for such land to the purchaser, the same as if the original certificate had been produced.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

President of the Senate.
April 26, 1852.


To encourage the killing of Wolves.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State Bounty for kil. ling.

of Ohio, That any person who shall kill any wolf or wolves within this state, shall be entitled to receive a compensation


or reward, for each wolf above the age of six months, of four dollars and twenty-five cents; and for each wolf under the age of six months, the sum of two dollars and fifty cents. Sec. 2. That any person claiming such reward, shall pro-Scalp must be

produced duce the scalp or scalps of the wolf or wolves, so killed, with the ears entire, within twenty days after such wolf or wolves have been killed, to the clerk of the court of common pleas of the county within which such wolf or wolves were killed, or of the county to which such county may be attached for judicial purposes; and said clerk shall administer to the person producing such scalp or scalps, as aforesaid, the following oath or affirmation: “You do solemnly swear, or affirm, (as Oath required. the case may be,) that the scalp (or scalps) now produced by you, is the scalp (or scalps) of a wolf or wolves (as the case may be,) taken in the county of (naming the county,) by you, within twenty days last past, and you verily believe the same to have been over or under the age of six months, (as the case may be;) and that you have not spared the life of any she wolf within your power to kill, with a design to increase the the breed;" which oath or affirmation shall be, by the clerk, taken in writing, and subscribed by the person presenting the scalp or scalps.

Sec. 3. That the clerk before whom such oath or affirma. Clerk shall dotion is made, after causing the scalp or scalps to be destroyed grant order on in his presence, shall file the deposition so iaken, in his office, treasurer, 46. and under the seal thereof, grant to such person an order on the treasurer of state for the amount of moneys which may be due such person by the provisions of the first section of this act, which shall be payable to him and to his order, and shall be received in payment of taxes for State purposes; and each and every order drawn as aforesaid, shall be numbered by the clerk, and placed on file in his office, with the deposi. tion of such person, which deposition shall, on the back of the same, contain the receipt of such person, for such order drawn as aforesaid.

ec. 4. That said clerk shall enter in a book, to be kept Further datlos by him for that purpose, the date, number and amount of all orders drawn by him in conformity with the provisions of the preceding section of this act; also, the name of the person to whom granted; and he shall, annually, on or before the fifteenth day of April, make out and transmit to the auditor of state, an exhibit of all orders by him drawn as aforesaid.

Sec. 5. That it shall be the duty of the State Treasurer, Duty of Trom. immediately on receiving in payment of taxes, or otherwise, of stato. any wolf scalp order, to enter on the face of the same, the day and date, and the word "redeemed;" and it shall be the duty of the auditor of state, on receiving any such redeemed order from the treasurer, to file and preserve the same, and

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