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IN December, 1796, judge Putnam, who had been appointed a brigadier general by President Washington in May, 1792, while a member of the territorial court, was again honored by the President and. nominated for surveyor general of the United States. This appointment led to the resignation of Judge Putnam, who was succeeded on the bench by Joseph Gilman of Point Harmar.
This council has left no record of new legislation in this year.

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The Ohio Hundred Year Book - Columbus, Fred J. Heer, State Printer, 1901

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