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THE FIRST CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OF THE STATE OF OHIO.

( 1802. )

THE people of that part of the Northwest Territory now embraced in the boundaries of the State of Ohio, having arrived at a numerical strength. sufficient under the Ordinance of 1787 to give them a separate organization, and acting under the Act of Congress of May, 1802, elected repre-- sentatives to a Constitutional Convention to take the necessary steps for admission into the Union of States. The representatives so elected, met in Chillicothe on the 1st of November, 1802, and completed their labors by the ratification on-the 29th of that month of the First Constitution of the State of Ohio.


ADAMS COUNTY.
Joseph Darlington, Israel Donaldson, and Thomas Kirker.

BELMONT COUNTY.
James Caldwell and Elijah Woods.

CLERMONT COUNTY.
Philip Gatch and James Sargent.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY.
Henry Abrams and Emanuel Carpenter.

HAMILTON COUNTY.
John W. Browne, Charles Willing Byrd, Francis Dunlavy, William Goforth, John Kitchell, Jeremiah Morrow, John Paul, John Reiley, John Smith and John Wilson.

JEFFERSON COUNTY.
Rudolph Blair, George Humphrey, John Milligan, Nathan Updegraff, and Bazaleel Wells.

ROSS COUNTY.
Michael Baldwin, James Grubb, Nathaniel Massie, and Thomas Worthington.

TRUMBULL COUNTY.
David Abbott and Samuel Huntington.

WASHINGTON COUNTY.
Ephriam Cutler, Benj. Ives Gilman, John McIntyre and Rufus Putnam., President of the Convention, Edward Tiffin, of Ross County. Secretary of the Convention, Thomas Scott.


It is interesting to note the absence, in this list of 1802, of the names of such counties as Cuyahoga, Franklin, Lucas, Montgomery, Stark, Muskingum, and Mahoning, the homes, in 1900, of all the large cities of the state except: Cincinnati.



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