Justices of the Peace appointment for Ross County,   Save
Justices of the Peace appointment for Ross County,
Description: Handwritten document dated October 11, 1798, and signed by territorial governor Arthur St. Clair. With this tract St. Clair appointed a group of local leaders as Justices of the Peace for Ross County, Ohio. Just seven weeks before this document was signed, St. Clair created Ross County in southern Ohio. The duties and expectations of those holding the position of justices of the peace are explained. The new justices included Thomas Worthington, who would become one of Ohio's first U.S. Senators and the state's sixth governor. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: OVS7326
Subjects: St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818; Worthington, Thomas, 1773-1827; Ross County (Ohio); Northwest Territory--Politics and government;
Places: Ross County (Ohio)