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LAWS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
Amendment to the Constitution Ratified.
AN ACT to ratify a proposed amendment to the Constitution of this State.
WHEREAS, at the last session of the General Assembly of Preamble, this State, to wit, on the third day of April, A. D. 1873, an act was passed proposing an amendment to the seventeenth section of the second article of the Constitution of this State, which proposed amendment is in the words following, to wit: "The Legislature shall have power to enact a general incorporation act to provide incorporation for religious, charitable, literary and manufacturing purposes, for the preservation of animal and vegetable food, building and loan associations, and for draining low lands; and no attempt shall be made, in such act or otherwise, to limit or qualify the power of revocation reserved to the Legislature in this section," as by reference to the aforesaid act, to be found upon page 319 of the 14th volume of the laws of this State, will more at large appear: AND WHEREAS, it appears to this General Assembly by the message of His Excellency, the Governor, delivered to both Houses on the first day of this present session, that the said proposed amendment has been approved of by him and published in conformity with the Constitution and the aforesaid act, which is satisfactory evidence of due compliance with the Constitution in relation to amendments thereof: AND WHEREAS, in the opinion of this General Assembly, the said amendment is a proper one, and ought to be ratified by it, that it may become part of the Constitution: Now, THEREFORE, in order to make such ratification,
fourths ture concurrz:
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reptives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, of all the members of each branch of the Legislaherein,- That the amendment aforesaid be, hereby is ratified, and the same declared to Constitution of the State of Delaware, by way
ng laware and the same be part of the
Amendment to be incorporated in any future
of amendment and addition to the seventeenth section of the second article thereof.
SECTION 2. cation of the
And be it further enacted, That in any publisaid Constitution hereafter to be made by au
publication thority of law, the said amendment shall be incorporated
therein as part of the said section and article, by way of ad
dition to said section.
Passed at Dover, January 28, 1875.
Of the Jurisdiction and Property of the State; its Legislation and Laws.
OF SOVEREIGNTY, JURISDICTION AND LIMITS.
AN ACT providing for a Commissioner of the Levy Court and Court of GumborAppeal for Gumborough hundred in Sussex county.
ough Hundred to have one Levy Court Com
until the next
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- missioner. sentatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, authorized to That Gumborough hundred, in Sussex county, shall be enti- appoint tled to, and shall have one commissioner of the Levy Court Commissionand Court of Appeal, and the Governor is hereby authorized to hold and required to appoint a commissioner of the Levy Court General and Court of Appeal for Gumborough hundred, in Sussex The next county, who shall hold his office until the next general elec- Levy Court tion in the State, when a commissioner of the Levy Court er for said and Court of Appeal shall be elected for said hundred for the be elected term of four years.
for four years.
Passed at Dover, January 27, 1875.
Boundary of Red Lion hundred enlarged so
AN ACT for the extension of the Boundaries of Red Lion hundred, New as to include Castle county.
that portion of the town of St.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of George's, the State of Delaware in General Assembly met,
and certain lands hereto. fore situated
is in St.
SECTION 1. That the boundary of Red Lion hundred hereby enlarged so as to include and embrace within said hundred.
Boundaries of the district included
within the extension,
Of the assesment and
taxes within the said district.
hundred, and become part and parcel thereof, all that por-
SECTION 2. That is to say, The said enlargement or
SECTION 3. Be it further enacted, That all taxes now ascollection of sessed against persons or property residing or situated within the boundaries above described, and hereby established, shall continue to be collected by St. George's hundred, and appropriated as before the passage of this act until the next general assessment, at which time the assessor for Red Lion hundred shall, and is hereby directed, to embrace the above described district and to include in said assessment the persons and property therein residing or situated as belonging to Red Lion hundred, and being citizens and part thereof by virtue of this act.
citizens of Red Lion
SECTION 4. Be it further enacted, That from and after the district shall passage of this act, that all legally qualified electors residing within the above described district, shall, in the exercise of the elective franchise, be deemed to be citizens of Red Lion Any present hundred, and shall be admitted to all of the privileges of within said citizenship therein.
hold until the next
General Election, when his term shall
expire, and a
successor shall be elected.
SECTION 5. Be it further enacted, That any officer of St. George's hundred who shall or may reside within the district above described, at the time of the passage of this act, shall continue to exercise the duties of his office until the next general election, when his term shall expire, and a successor be elected.
SECTION 6. Be it further enacted, That all old lines conflicting herewith are hereby vacated and and any laws conflicting with this act are hereby in so far as they are in antagonism herewith.
SECTION 7. Be it further enacted, That this act shall be taken and deemed as a public act.
Passed at Dover, March 1, 1875.
ed and incon
AN ACT to divide Appoquinimink hundred into two hundreds.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met,
SECTION 1. That for the purpose of holding the general and mink special elections, the election of assessors and inspectors, and divided for the appointment of constables, and for such other purposes as hundreds. may be necessary to constitute the respective hundreds created For what by this act, distinct and separate hundreds with all the rights divided. and privileges which may properly appertain to them as such, Appoquinimink hundred in New Castle county shall be and the same is hereby divided into two hundreds by the following line, to wit: Beginning at the mouth of Blackbird creek The dividing and running with said creek and main branch to a bridge in the road leading from the head of Sassafras to Smyrna; thence westerly to the centre of said road to the cross roads known as Dexter's corner; thence south-westerly with the road leading by Garman's school house; thence to Cypress Bridge, and thence down said Cypress Branch to the dividing line between Maryland and Delaware. All that part of said hun- Name of dred north of said dividing line shall be one hundred, and when shall be called Appoquinimink hundred, and all that part of divided. said hundred south of said dividing line shall [be] the other mink, and hundred; and shall be called Blackbird hundred. The elec- hundreds. tion for the said Appoquinimink hundred shall be held in the Elections