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To lay out and establish a Free Turnpike Road from the town of Jackson, in Jackson county, to the
town of Portsmouth, in Scioto county,
Sec. 1. Be it enucted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That Daniel Hoffman, John Jacobs, and Aaron Waterhouse, of Jackson county, and William Salters, Samuel Crull, and William Noland, of Scioto county, be and they hereby are appointed commissioners to lay out and establish a free turnpike road from Jackson to Portsmouth, in said county, on (or near as may be thought practicable) the present traveled road from said Jackson, in Jackson county, to Portsmouth, in said Scioto county ; which shall be constructed, repaired, and preserved in the manner pointed out, and by the provisions of an act entitled “an act to provide for the laying out and establishing free turnpike roads,” passed March twelfth, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, and the acts amendatory thereto: Provided, that if any part of said road hereby established, shall be located within a less distance than four miles of any free turnpike heretofore established, then, and in that case, the taxes levied on all property, real or personal, for road purposes, situated between such parts of said free turnpike roads as may be less than four miles apart, shall be equally divided between said roads, and the auditor and commissioners of each of said counties are hereby authorized to make such regulations for the equal division of said road taxes, and for the appropriation of labor to be performed in payment of such taxes, as provided in section 5 of the said act of March 12, 1845, as may be necessary and proper to carry into effect the provisions of this act.
Sec. 2. That said commissioners, and their successors in office, shall be a corporation by the name and style of the Jackson and Portsmouth turnpike road company.
WILLIAM P. CUTLER, Speaker of the House of Representatives. EDSON B. OLDS,
Speaker of the Senate. January 6, 1847.