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The Board of Education of the City of Cincinnati et al

SUPERIOR COURT OF CINCINNATI.

WITH THE

OPINIONS AND DECISION

Of the Court.

CINCINNATI:

ROBERT CLARKE & CO.

1870.

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In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern

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Superior Court of Cincinnati.

John D. Minor, Samuel P. Bishop, Charles T. Rowland,

James F. Irwin, William Clendenin, William M. F.
Hewson, David Judkins, Charles Bonsall, Nathaniel
Goldsmith, R. P. Bradford, William J. Dunlap, James
F. Cunningham, Andrew Miller, William H. McRey-
nolds, August Hoeltge, John M. Brown, Edward Betty,
Martin B. Coney, O. N. Bush, Matthew Addy, John
L. Talbott, John Richards, Philip linkle, Charles M.
Rankin, J. B. Chickering, Addis E. Chamberlain,
James TV. Sibley, Anthony H. Hinkle, John E. Bell,
Enoch T. Carson, John W. Williams, John J. Hooker,
James H. Laws, John Pfaff, Abraham Springett, Pitts
H. Burt, and John Simpkinson, on behalf of them-
selves and many others, citizens and tax-payers of
Cincinnati, PLAINTIFFS,

:

Against

The Board of Education of Cincinnati, W.J. O'Neil, J. H.

Brunsman, J. W. B. Kelley, Peter Gibson, Edgar M.
Johnson, C. C. Campbell, Benjamin J. Ricking, D. J.
Mullaney, Henry W. Poor, W. I. Wolfley, Joseph P.

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Minor et al, v. Board of Education of Cincinnati et al.

Carbery, F. Macke, H. P. Seibel, C. F. Bruckner,
Stephen Wagner, C. H. Gould, Joseph Kramer, F. W.
Rauch, Henry L. Wehmer, William Kuhn, Thomas
Vickers, Howard Douglass, J. C. Krieger, A. Theur-
kauf, John Sweeney, George D. Temple, G. TV. Gladden,
Henry Mack, Abner L. Frazer, A. D. Mayo, John P.
Story, Francis Ferry, J. L. Drake, Samuel A. Miller,
Louis Ballauf, Henry Bohling, Herman Eckel, J. F.
Wisnewski, James T. Fisher, J. H. Rhodes, W. F.
Hurlbut, and the City of Cincinnati, DEFENDANTS.

Petition

Filed November 2, 1869.

The plaintiffs, who bring this action on their own behalf, and on behalf of many others, say that they and those on whose behalf they sue, are citizens and tax-payers of the city of Cincinnati. That on the ist day of November, A. D. 1869, the Board of Education of said city, at a regular meeting thereof, then held, passed the following resolutions by the vote of a majority of the members, to-wit: by the votes of W. J. O'Neil, J. H. Brunsman, J. W. B. Kelly, Edgar M. Johnson, Benjamin J. Ricking, D. J. Mullaney, Henry W. Poor, Joseph P. Carbery, F. Macke, H. P. Seibel, C. F. Bruckner, Stephen Wagner, Joseph Kramer, F. W. Rauch, Thomas Vickers, A. Theurkauf, John Sweeney, George D. Temple, John P. Story, Samuel A. Miller, Herman Eckel, J. F. Wisnewski, defendants, and members of said board :

Resolved, That religious instruction, and the reading of religious books, including the Holy Bible, are prohib

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