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74 Ohio Arch

74        Ohio Arch. and His. Society Publications.


2d. That the six miles reservation, including the salt

springs, commonly called the Scioto salt springs, shall be granted

to the State of   -   when formed, for the use of the people

thereof; the same to be used under such terms, conditions, and

regulations, as the Legislature of the said State shall direct;

provided the said Legislature shall never sell, nor lease the same

for a longer term than - years.

3d. That one-tenth part of the net proceeds of the lands

lying in the said State, hereafter sold by Congress, after deducting

all expenses incident to the same, shall be applied to the laying

out and making turnpike or other roads, leading from the navi-

gable waters emptying into the Atlantic to the Ohio, and con-

tinued afterwards through the State of ------; such roads to

be laid out under the authority of Congress, with the consent of

the several States through which the road shall pass; provided

that the convention of the State of -     shall, on his part,

assent that every and each tract of land sold by Congress shall

be and remain exempt from any tax laid by order or under

authority of the State, whether for State, county, township, or

any other purpose whatever, for the term of ten years, from and

after the completion of the payment of the purchase money on

such tract to the United States.







An act to enable the people of the eastern division of the territory north-

west of the river Ohio to form a constitution and State government

and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal foot-

ing with the original States, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as-

sembled, That the inhabitants of the eastern division of the ter-

ritory northwest of the river Ohio, be, and they are hereby,

authorized to form for themselves a constitution and State gov-

ernment, and to assume such name as they shall deem proper,.

and the said State, when formed, shall be admitted into the Union