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Near Vincent in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Ephraim Cutler

Ephraim Cutler Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 23, 2017
1. Ephraim Cutler Marker
Inscription.  Ephraim Cutler (1767-1853) arrived in Marietta from Connecticut in 1795. Prominent in southeast Ohio, Cutler was appointed judge of the court of common pleas and justice of the peace, surveyed land for the Ohio Company, and was a trustee of Ohio University. In 1802, Cutler was chosen as a Washington County delegate to Ohio's constitutional convention in Chillicothe. A contested issue at the convention was whether to permit or exclude slavery in the new state of Ohio. As a member of the committee that introduced Article VIII, or the bill of rights, of Ohio’s Constitution, Cutler drafted Section 2, which specifically excluded slavery or involuntary servitude in Ohio on the basis that the Ordinance of 1787 forbade It. The section passed through the convention by one vote. Veto Lake was named for Cutler’s role in having slavery vetoed in Ohio.
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The P & G Fund, the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 18-84.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR
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Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1787.
Location. 39° 20.526′ N, 81° 40.304′ W. Marker is near Vincent, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 339 and Veto Road (County Route 3), on the right when traveling north on State Route 339. It is at the Veto Presbyterian Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vincent OH 45784, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mill Branch Covered Bridge (approx. 4 miles away); God Bless Our United States Veterans (approx. 4 miles away); Farmer's Castle (approx. 5 miles away); Belpre (approx. 5 miles away); Cedarville Cemetery (approx. 5.6 miles away); Putnam Family Library / Belpre Farmers' Library (approx. 5.8 miles away); Hothouses (approx. 6.1 miles away in West Virginia); Summerhouse (approx. 6.1 miles away in West Virginia).
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry. “Cutler also tried, without success, to have the Constitution submitted to a referendum by the population, saying ‘I deem it of primary importance that the people
Ephraim Cutler Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 23, 2017
2. Ephraim Cutler Marker
of this territory should have some opportunity of declaring their assent to or dissent from this instrument before it became binding on them...By adopting the resolution to submit the constitution to a vote of the people the mouths of the clamorous would be stopped, and the minds of the judicious satisfied.’ The delegates voted 27-7 against, preferring haste.” (Submitted on May 26, 2017.) 
Ephraim Cutler (1768–1853) image. Click for full size.
Engraving from 1869 book by Charles Walker, 1869
3. Ephraim Cutler (1768–1853)
From the 1869 book History of Athens County, Ohio And Incidentally of the Ohio Land Company and the First Settlement of the State at Marietta etc. by Charles M. Walker.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 734 times since then and 273 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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