December 3, 1868
Columbus, Ohio

To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting:

To the Sheriff of Richland County, Greeting:

WHEREAS, Satisfactory evidence has been received at this Department that a vacancy exists in the office of Representative from the county of Richland, in the General Assembly of Ohio, caused by the death of Andrew Gerhart, you are hereby notified to hold a special election in said county on Tuesday, the 29th day of December, 1868, ensuing, at the usual place of holding the same therein, for the purpose of filling such vacancy; and you will give notice of the time and place of holding such election in your proclamation.

In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Ohio to be affixed at Columbus, this 3d day of December, 1868.