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IN RELATION TO PUBLIC OFFICERS.

State Treasurer $600.

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the second line of Section 3, and insert the word “five "* in the 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.

lication

* 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. Compensatiou.

Oath.

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

cases.

Appointneat of

ad litem authorized 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

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 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 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.

Nature of

enforced

Sworn.

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Chap. 36.

An Act to annend aci 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, Proviso. 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.

thorized

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 Sate to appoint ateitional

Notaries Public.

Notaries au

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.

CHAPTER 10.

OF CONSTABLES.

Revised Code, 95.
Sec. 1. Additional Constable for Wilmington

authorized
His oficial term.

Sec. 2. Penalty for neglect or refusal to execute

process,
Inconsistent acts repealed.

Governor

Eev. Code, An Art to amend Chapter 34 of the Revised Statutes, concerning Constables.

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

, That authorized to the Governor be and he is hereby authorized and required to additional appoint an additional Constable in New Castle county, who shall City or will be appointed for and reside in the City of Wilmington, and the mington.

office of Constable hereby created shall continue for the term of three years, and the appointment thereto shall be made and vacancies filled by the Governor for and during the said term of

constable for

His official term.

three years.

neglect or refusal to

cess.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That if any Constable appointed by authority of this act, or that has been or shall here

after be appointed by the Levy Court of New Castle county, shall Penalty for refuse or neglect to execute any process issued by a Justice of the

Peace residing in the City of Wilmington, and directed to him, execute pro he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction

a thereof shall forfeit his office; and it shall be the duty of any Justice of the Peace that he shall have so refused, or whose process he may have neglected to execute, to present any such refusal or neglect to the Grand Jury, that the same may be inquired into.

SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That all laws and parts of laws contrary to the provisions of this act be and the same are hereby repealed, made null and void.

Passed at Dover, February 1, 1866.

Inconsistent acts repealed.

CHAPTER 11.

CONSTABLE.

An Art to authorize the Lery Court of Kent County to continue in office

for a period of more than three yrars, a Constable in Dover Hundred, to resile in the town of Dorer.

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

it shall and may be lawful for the Levy Court of Kent County,

IN RELATION TO PUBLIC OFFICERS,

upon the application of the leading business men in and adjacent may rear
to the town of Dover, to reappoint and continue in office for a term of more
term of more than three years, any constable who has performed
his official duties in a satisfactory manner to them, and who
shall reside in said town of Dover.

Passed at Dover, February 6, 1866.

vears consta-
ile in town
of Dover.

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12 Del

An Act to amend an act entitled, An Act to authorize the Register of

Chancery in and for New Castle County to procure a new seal of office." 12 Vol. 217.
passed at Dover, January 24, 1862.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- Sec. 1, Chap.
tatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That 193, of vol.
the name of James Duncan, in the third line of Section 1 of an amended.
act to authorize the Register of Chancery in and for New Castle
county to procure a new seal of office, passed at Dover, January Another per-
24, 1862, is hereby stricken out, and the name of Samuel Guthrie
inserted in lieu thereof.

Passed at Dover, February 14, 1866.

son to pro
cure seal

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IN RELATION TO PUBLIC OFFICERS.

CHAPTER 13.

SEAL OF OFFICE.

12 Vol., 218.
Sec. 1, Section of Chapter 194, 12 Volume,

Linendeu.

Sec. 1. Another person anthorized to procure

spal.

12 Vol. 215.

An Act to amend an art entitlal In dit to authorize the Clerk of the

Orphans' ('ourt in and for Nou Castle County to procure a new seal of ottice," passed at Dover, January 24, 1862.

Sec. 1, Chap 194 of 12 Vol. Del. laws amended.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen1 19" V. tatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That

the name of James Duncan, in the third line of Section 1 of an act to authorize the Clerk of the Orphans' Court in and for New Castle county to procure a new seal of office, passed at Dover, January 24, 1862, is hereby stricken out, and the name of Samuel Guthrie inserted in lieu thereof.

Passed at Dover, February 14, 1866.

Another person author

ized to pro

care seal.

CHAPTER 14.

OATHS.

Ser, 1. Clerks of Circuit and District Courts of

l'. S. for District of Delaware au-
thorized to administer oaths.

Sec. 1. To take acknowledgment of execution

of instruments of writing

Clerks of

An act authorizing the Clerks of the United States Courts for the District

of Delaware to administer odlhs and affirmations and take acknowledge ment of writings.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen

tatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That Circuit and the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the United States, and the

Clerk of the District Court of the United States, for the District Si fos Distre of Delaware, shall be and they are hereby authorized to adminauthorized ister oaths and affirmations and to take acknowledgment of the ter oaths, &c. execution of instruments of writing in this State which are to be

used in their respective courts or in any District or Circuit Court of the United States.

Passed at Dover, February 1, 1866.

District Courts of U.

of Delaware

adminis.

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