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CONCERNING THE PUBLIC REVENUE.

third day of June, A. D. 1864, entitled "An act to provide a uniform currency by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the redemption thereof,” each stockholder in a bank organized under its provisions is entitled to one vote for each share of stock held by him, which, upon conversion of the Farmers' Bank into a national bank, would give the Legislature the power to control the affairs of the new bank or banks, which power, in times of high political excitement, might be improperly exercised, and its existence would at all times be dangerous;

AND WHEREAS it is deemed best now to provide against the evil aforesaid ; Now, therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That in

consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars, to be paid by or the waiver of right the aforesaid national bank or banks to the State Treasurer for torrete state the use of the State, within thirty days after their organization

under the act of Congress mentioned in the preamble hereof, and a like sum to be paid to him annually thereafter by said bank or banks for the use aforesaid ; and also that the stockholders of the said bank or banks will elect as part of the board of directtors thereof such persons, being qualified to serve as directors under the provisions of the act of Congress aforesaid, not exceeding three for each bank, as the Legislature shall designate by joint resolution passed at each biennial session, and will continue them in office until a new designation shall be made by the Legislature in manner aforesaid, the State will waive and will not exercise her right under the national banking law aforesaid to vote her stock in the election of directors of said bank or banks.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Act how That so long as the provisions of the aforesaid section shall be

faithfully observed by the stockholders aforesaid this act shall Deposits. have force and no longer; and furthermore, all deposits now

authorized by law to be made in the aforesaid Farmers' Bank shall be made in the new bank or banks aforesaid, unless the General Assembly shall, upon due consideration and hearing of the said bank or banks, think fit otherwise to order.

SECTION 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this act shall be accepted by the stockholders of the aforesaid new bank or banks within thirty days after the time of the conversion aforesaid or it shall be void; such acceptance shall be by resolution, and the fact of the adoption thereof shall be shown by certificate under the seal of the said bank or banks. The said certificate shall be delivered to the Governor and be filed by him in the office of [the] Secretary of State, who shall report the fact to the General Assembly.

Passed at Dover, February 13, 1866.

long to have force.

Acceptance of act.

IN RELATION TO PUBLIC OFFICERS.

CHAPTER 5.

SALARIES.

Ser. 1. Salaries of Chancellor and Chief Justice SEC, 1. Proviso.

$2,000, Associates $1,700, Associate 2. Judge not to accept favor, &c., from
for Kent County, additional, $200.

corporations.
When to commence.

Chief

An Act to increase the Salaries of the Chancellor and Judges of this state.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That Sharcek of from and after the passage of this act the annual salary of the an Chancellor, and Chief Justice also, shall be two thousand dollars, $2,000 and of each of the Associate Judges seventeen hundred dollars, Associates with an addition of two hundred dollars per annum to the Asso- Associate for ciate for Kent county, for reporting the judicial decisions. The Kent. County said salaries shall commence with the present year, and be paid $200. as heretofore: Provided however, That no Judge shall be allowed Wheneto the benefit of this increase whilst he has any connection with a Proviso. corporation, whether as stockholder in any right or as an officer.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That hereafter it shall Judge not to not be lawful for any Judge to accept from any such corporation, &c., from for himself or his family, any favor or gratuity except where corporations the same is extended to all other citizens.

Passed at Dover, February 7, 1866.

CHAPTER 6.

SALARIES.

Revised Code, 77.
Sæc. 1. Sections 1, 3, 4 and 5 of Chapter 20

Revised Code amended.

Sec, 1. Salaries of certain State officers in

creased.
2. Future publications.

An Act to amend Chapter 25 of the Revised Code, in relation to salaries Rev. Code,

of certain public officers.

77.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met,

SECTION 1. That Chapter 25 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware be amended by striking out the word “four" in the State of fourth line of section one, and insert the word “five" in the

Attorney place thereof; strike out the words " three hundred and fifty" in

General.

IN RELATION TO PUBLIC OFFICERS.

the second line of Section 3, and insert the word “five "* in the State Trea: place thereof; strike out the word "five” in 3d line of Section

4, and insert the word “six " in the place thereof; and strike out

the word "five" in the first line of Section 5, and insert the Auditor $600

word “six” in the place thereof. Future pub. SECTION 2. That in all editions of the laws hereafter to be pub

lished, the said chapter and sections shall be published as hereby amended.

Passed at Dover, February 14, 1866. * So in original and enrolled bill.

lications,

CHAPTER 7.

CHANCELLOR AD LITEM.

Sec. 1. Appointment of Chancellor ad litem

authorized where the Chancellor has
been counsel in cause.
Authority of.
Nature of decree.

Sec. 1. How enforced.

Appeal.
Sec. 2. Compensatiou.

Oath.

An Act to provide for the appointment of a Chancellor ad litem in certain

cases.

meat of

thorized when Chan cellor has

in cause.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That

where any cause is now, or shall hereafter be pending in the Appoint- Court of Chancery, in which the Chancellor has been counsel, the Chancellor Governor, upon a certificate of that fact being sent to him by the

Chancellor, shall have power to appoint, either from the bench

or the bar, as to him shall seem proper, a Chancellor ad litem to been counsel hear and determine the said cause; and the person so appointed

shall have, for the purpose of such hearing and decision, all the Authority of. jurisdiction and authority which by the constitution and laws of

this State are vested in the Chancellor, and the decree made by him shall, in all respects, be of the like nature as other decrees,

and be enforced by the process of the Court of Chancery, and Appeal.

may be appealed, affirmed or reversed in the Court of Errors and Appeals.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That a person appointed Cola pensa- Chancellor ad litem and exercising the duties of his appointment,

shall be entitled to a reasonable compensation for his services. Before he enters upon the duties of his appointment he shall be duly sworn or affirmed as other judicial officers.

Passed at Dover, February 7, 1866.

Nature of Decree, how enforced.

tion.

Sworn.

IN RELATION TO PUBLIC OFFICERS.

CHAPTER 8.

NOTARIES PI'BLIC.

11 Volume, 230. Sec. 1. Cbapter amended.

Sec. 1. Notaries for State and National Banks

authorized. Proviso.

Chap, 36.

An Act to amend an act entitled “ An Act to amend the Thirty-sixth 11 Vol. 230.

Chapter of the Rerised Code." SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That the said act, entitled "An Act to amend the Thirty-sixth Chapter of the Revised Code," passed at Dover, on the sixteenth of February, A. D. 1855, be and the same is hereby amended by striking amended out the words, “and one for each bank in the State, now or hereafter to be chartered," in the eleventh and twelfth lines of Section Notaries for 1, and inserting in lieu thereof the words following: "and one for State and each bank and banking association in this State, whether State Banks anor National, now or hereafter to be chartered or organized under the laws of this State, or of the United States :" Provided however, That the privileges and duties of the Notaries Public who may hereafter be appointed for the several banks within this state, whether State or National, shall be confined to the business of their respective banks and none other whatever.

Passed at Dover, January 24, 1866.

Proviso.

CHAPTER 9.

NOTARIES PUBLIC.

Sec. 1. Additional Notaries Public authorized. | Sec. I. Three for each of the counties,

An Act authorizing the Governor of this State to appoint additional

Notaries Public. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That the Governor of this State be and he is hereby authorized to Additional appoint not exceeding three Notaries Public for each of the coun- thorized. ties in this State, in addition to the number now authorized by law to be appointed.

Passed at Dover, February 16, 1866.

IN RELATION TO PUBLIC OFFICERS.

the second line of Section 3, and insert the word “five "* in the State Trea: place thereof; strike out the word "five" in 3d line of Section

4, and insert the word “six" in the place thereof; and strike out

the word “five" in the first line of Section 5, and insert the Auditor $600

word “six” in the place thereof. Future pub- SECTION 2. That in all editions of the laws hereafter to be publications.

lished, the said chapter and sections shall be published as hereby amended.

Passed at Dover, February 14, 1866. * So in original and enrolled bill.

CHAPTER 7.

CHANCELLOR AD LITEM.

Sec. 1. Appointment of Chancellor ad litem

authorized where the Chancellor has
been counsel in cause.
Authority of
Nature of decree.

Sec. 1. How enforced.

Appeal.
Sec. 2. Compensation.

Oath.

An Act to provide for the appointment of a Chancellor ad litem in certain

cases.

Appointmeat of

thorized when Chancellor has

in cause.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That where any cause is now, or shall hereafter be pending in the

Court of Chancery, in which the Chancellor has been counsel, the Chancellor Governor, upon a certificate of that fact being sent to him by the

Chancellor, shall have power to appoint, either from the bench

or the bar, as to him shall seem proper, a Chancellor ad litem to been counsel hear and determine the said cause; and the person so appointed

shall have, for the purpose of such hearing and decision, all the Authority of. jurisdiction and authority which by the constitution and laws of

this State are vested in the Chancellor, and the decree made by Decree, how him shall, in all respects, be of the like nature as other decrees,

and be enforced by the process of the Court of Chancery, and may be appealed, affirmed or reversed in the Court of Errors and Appeals.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That a person appointed Compensa. Chancellor ad litem and exercising the duties of his appointment,

shall be entitled to a reasonable compensation for his services. Before he enters upon the duties of his appointment he shall be duly sworn or affirmed as other judicial officers.

Passed at Dover, February 7, 1866.

enforced.

Appeal.

tion.

Sworn.

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