CATTLE DISEASE PROCLAMATION
August 25, 1868
In accordance with the recommendation of the Executive Committee of the State Board of Agriculture, all persons engaged in buying, selling, pasturing, driving or transporting cattle, in the State of Ohio, are hereby notified that William A. Neil, Jr., of Madison County, T. V. Reber, of Wyandot county, and John Enoch, Jr., of Logan county, have been appointed Commissioners with instructions and authority to prosecute all persons who shall violate any of the provisions of an act of the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, passed April 16th, 1867, entitled “an act to prevent the spreading of contagious diseases among horses, cattle and stock,” and to take such other steps to prevent the introduction of spreading, in the State of Ohio, of the cattle disease commonly known as the Spanish or Texas cattle fever, as in their judgment may be deemed lawful and expedient. And all persons are hereby warned, that the introduction, into Ohio, of Texas or other cattle infected with such disease, is prohibited by law, and that all drovers, dealers, common carriers and other persons who introduce said cattle into Ohio, will be prosecuted and punished to the extent of the law.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Ohio to be affixed hereto, this 25th day of August, A. D. 1868.