State of Ohio


The inhabitants of the state of Ohio, according to the recent enumeration, are upwards of  230,000 in number, including 1986 people of colour.

The Indian title to a large tract of territory within the limits of the state of Ohio, remains unextinguished.  Among a number of propositions offering property for the use of the state, as a permanent seat of government, was one from the Indians, offering five hundred thousand dollars worth of land, if the seat of government was established on any part of their lands.

On the 23rd. ult. the House of Representatives passed a bill, yeas 38, nays 10, fixing the permanent seat of government on the land of John and Peter Sells, on the west bank of Scioto, above the town of Franklinton, in the county of Franklin; where 700 acres of land are to be conveyed to the state, with reserves of two lots of 30 poles square, and a third lot of 80 poles on the river and 30 poles back.  A town is to be laid out and called Wayne, and public buildings to be erected out of the proceeds of the lots—if the Senate pass the bill. 

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How to cite this article:  "State of Ohio," Pittsburgh Gazette 8 Feb. 1811, p. 2, available at