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Laws applicable to hundreds
Their election. Proviso.
village of Townsend, in or at the hotel now occupied by James C. Townsend, and the election for the said Blackbird hundred shall be held at Blackbird, at the place now authorized by law for holding elections in Appoquinimink south election district. All laws of this State that apply to hundreds in New Castle county as such,shall apply and extend to the said
separate and distinct hundreds. each of said Appoquinimink hundred, and the said Blackbird hundred, as
SECTION 2. That Appoquinimink hundred and Blackbird hundred, as formed by this act, shall each have one commissioner of the Levy Court and Court of Appeal as now provided for by law, and at the next general election to be held in the year A. D. 1878, one commissioner of the Levy Court and Court of Appeal shall be elected for Blackbird hundred, and at the general election in the year A. D. 1878, one commissioner of the Levy Court and Court of Appeal shall be elected for Appoquinimink hundred, as formed by this act.
But this section shall not be construed to affect in any manner, the office of any commissioner of the Levy Court or Court of Appeal, in Appoquinimink hundred, as now exist.
SECTION 3. That Appoquinimink hundred and Blackbird hundred as formed by this act, shall each have three road commissioners, and at the next hundred election, in the year A. D. 1876, two road commissioners shall be elected for each of the hundreds formed by this act, and at the hundred election, in the year A. D. 1878, one road commissioner shall be elected for each of the hundreds aforesaid. But this section shall not be construed to affect in any manner the office of road commissioner in Appoquinimink hundred, except, however, that the road commissioner elected in 1874,in each election district of Appoquinimink hundred, shall, after the hundred election aforesaid in the year A. D. 1876, duly exercise jurisdiction in the hundred in which they respectively reside. The road commissioners shall, until after the hundred election aforesaid, in 1876,alternately meet in the two hundreds formed
by this Act. Of the
SECTION 4. That the assessment, levying and collection of
taxes in the said hundreds hereby formed by this act, until of taxes in the month of February, A. D. 1876, shall be made in the same
manner as heretofore, and the passage of this act shall in no way impair the right of any collector to complete the collection of duplicates or assessments in his hands for collection, or which may hereafter be placed in his hands for collection in the same manner as if this act had not been passed. Nor shall this
act affect in any manner the liabilities or official bond of any such collector.
Court shall, SECTION 5. That the Levy Court of New Castle county from the shall, from the assessment of Appoquinimink hundred, in the assessment month of March, A. D., 1876, cause a duplicate or assessment quinimink list of the persons and property, real and personal, in Appo-make quinimink and Blackbird hundreds, as formed by this act, to assessment be made,and the assessment lists so made shall be the assess- hundreds
formed by ment lists for the said Appoquinimink and Blackbird hun- this act. dreds as formed by this act, and the taxes,annually, upon the Brewhom
By persons and property contained in such lists,shall be collected such lists by the collectors of said hundreds. In making such assessment collected. lists and adjusting the same, whenever the lands of any per- crossed by sons are crossed by the dividing line aforesaid, said lands the said
dividing line shall be included in the assessment of that hundred where the shall be mansion dwelling house is situated.
SECTION 6. That the constable and trustees of the poor, and trustees heretofore appointed for Appoquinimink hundred, shall con- of the Poor tinue in office,and act as such, until their respective terms of in office office shall expire or become vacant.
expire. SECTION 7. The Levy Court of New Castle county shall, Appoint in the year A. D., 1876, at the proper times and annually trustee of
the Poor, one thereafter, appoint one trustee of the poor, one collector and one constable for each hundred formed by this act.
Passed at Dover, March 9, 1875.
ment of one
constable and one collector for each hundred.
OF PUBLIC LANDS.
How the United States may
AN ACT to cede to the United States title to, and jurisdiction over lands
for sites of light-houses, beacons, life saving stations, or other aids to acquire title navigation within the limits of the State of Delaware.
jurisdiction SECTION I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- belonging to
, sentatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, for the site That whenever the United States shall desire to acquire a title
of any light
OF PUBLIC LANDS.
to land of any kind belonging to this State, whether covered
SECTION 2. And be it further inacted, That all the lands, lands, &c. rights and privileges hereby authorized to be ceded, and all to be exempt the buildings, structures, improvements, and property of every
kind erected and placed thereon by the United States shall
SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That this act shall in
no manner abrogate or interfere with the jurisdiction and jurisdiction. right of this State to serve and execute any legal process, civil
or criminal, within the limits of any tract of land hereby ceded land authorized to be ceded for the purposes aforesaid ; and that
the title to any land hereby authorized to be ceded as afore-
Passed at Dover, Feb. 9, 1875.
The State reserves
shall revert to the State.
OF PUBLIC LANDS.
OF PUBLIC LANDS.
AN ACT to provide for the relinquishment, in certain cases, to the United
States of title to lands for sites of light stations on the coasts and waters of this State:
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. sentatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That whenever the United States are desirous of purchasing condemning any tract of land not exceeding ten acres, and the right of lands for the way thereto within the limits of this State for the erection of light houses, a lighthouse, beacon light, range light or light-keeper's dwelling, and that+the owner or owners are unknown, non-residents or minors, or from any cause are incapable of making a perfect title to said lands, or in case the said owners being residents, and capable,shall,from disagreement in price,or from any cause whatever, refuse to convey said lands to the United States, it shall be the duty of any justice of the peace residing in the Justices of hundred wherein said land or lands is situated, if there be any, shall, upon if not, then the nearest justice of the peace residing in the application, county wherein said land is situated, upon the application of holders to the owner or owners of said land, or any agent of the United
damages. States, to appoint six judicious and impartial freeholders residing in the hundred wherein said land is situated, who shall, after being duly sworn or affirmed, and due notice given to parties interested if their residence be known, go upon the Notice to said land at the time designated in such notice, and assess the interested. value of said land and the damages which the owner owners may sustain by reason of their condemnation and appropriation to the United States. It shall also be their Freeholders duty to locate the right of way thereto and assess the damages the right of which the owner or owners of the lands on which or over which way, and such right of way shall be located will sustain thereby. The damages said freeholders shall certify their finding and award to both parties, but if either party be dissatisfied with the valuation and damages so assessed, such party may, on application to the prothonotary of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware Either party, in and for the county wherein the land is situated, within may sue out thirty days after such assessment, sue out a writ of ad quod quod damnum requiring the sheriff in the usual form to inquire of damnum.' twelve impartial men of the hundred wherein said land is situated, of the damages aforesaid, and also of the valuation aforesaid, and their report shall be final, which amount, when Proceedings
*This chapter is repealed by chapter 7, current volume, Delaware Laws.
also to locate
a writ of ad
OF PUBLIC LANDS.
The State reserves certain
sessed, shall be paid by the United States to the parties entitled, capable of receiving the same. And in case any owner of lands necessary for the purposes aforesaid, shall be a
minor or non-resident, or for any cause incapable of receiving, deposited in
or annulling* or neglecting to receive said valuation or dam-
owner or owners in the Farmers Bank of the State of DelaStates shall ware, subject to his or their order. The expenses of the assess
ment or assessments aforesaid, shall always be paid by the
SECTION 2. That the sovereignty and jurisdiction of this
State shall extend over any lands acquired by the United jurisdiction. States under the provisions of this thist act so far as that all
civil and criminal process issued under authority of any law
SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That the United
so condemned and appropriated as aforesaid, and shall also
SECTION 4. That chapter 173, vol. 14, Laws of Delaware,
Public Lands” be and the same is hereby repealed, made null repealed.
and void, the same being supplied by this act.
Passed at Dover, February 19, 1875.