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The Board of Education of the City of Cincinnati et al
SUPERIOR COURT OF CINCINNATI.
OPINIONS AND DECISION
Of the Court.
ROBERT CLARKE & CO.
Superior Court of Cincinnati.
John D. Minor, Samuel P. Bishop, Charles T. Rowland,
James F. Irwin, William Clendenin, William M. F.
The Board of Education of Cincinnati, W.J. O'Neil, J. H.
Brunsman, J. W. B. Kelley, Peter Gibson, Edgar M.
Minor et al, v. Board of Education of Cincinnati et al.
Carbery, F. Macke, H. P. Seibel, C. F. Bruckner,
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