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LAWS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

CHAPTER 382

DIVISION LINE BETWEEN DELAWARE AND PESXSILVASIA,

Preamble.
Sec. 1. Guvernor authorized to appoint Commis.

sioners to locate a certain division line

between Delaware and Pennsylvania
2. Limits, how marked.
3 The Cominissioners empowered to deter:

mine the circular line between said
States and fix suitable marks

SEC. 33. The lion when approved to be the bound

ary
1. The Governor authorized to draw ar.

raat to defra y ope.half of the expenses

An Act to Settle and Determine the Diruling Line beturcen this Siate and

the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

WHEREAS it has. been represented to this General Assembly Preamble. that there is great doubt and uncertainty as to the true dividing line between this State and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, between the eastern line of the State of Maryland and the circular line of the State of Delaware, and the inhabitants along the said line have always held and recognized the southern line of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as extending until it intersects the said circular line of this State ;

AND WHEREAS the circular boundary line between this State and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania bas never been surveyed and inarked since the separation of the three counties forming this State from the Province of Pennsylvania, and all knowledge of its location is in a great measure dependent upon vague and conflicting traditions; therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- Goveruor tatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That his excellency

Commissionthe Governor be, and he is hereby authorized to appoint two a certain dicommissioners, to act in conjunction with like commissioners on between the part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to settle, deter Delaware termine and locate the line between this State and the Common

authorized to appoint

ers to locate

and Penna.

Limits, how marked.

The Commissioners empowered

the

States

CONCERNIY LIMITS.

Limits wealth of Pennsylvania, by extending the southern line of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania until it intersects the circular line of this State, and such line shall, with the approval of the Congress of the United States, be forever deemed and held the true boundary line of the said States.

SECTION 2. That the said commissioners are hereby authorized and directed to place and erect at the point of intersection of the said extended line and the circular line of this State a stone or other suitable monument.

SECTION 3. That the said commissioners shall also have power

to survey and determine the circular line of boundary separating to determine said States, from the point of intersection therewith of the line line between directed to be extended by the first section of this act to the river and fis suit- Delaware, and to fix suitable marks or monuments of stone, or able marks other suitable material, thereupon, one quarter of a mile apart,

upon the circular boundary, if the same can be conveniently placed, or at such other points and distances apart upon the said circular boundary as they may deem proper, whereby the line of boundary between the said States may hereafter be indicated; and when the line of boundary so surveyed and marked shall

have been approved on the part of Delaware by the Governor proved, to be thereof, and on the part of Pennsylvania in such manner as shall the bound be determined by the legislature thereof, then the said line of

boundary so surveyed, ascertained and marked shall thereafter be deemed and taken to be the dividing line of boundary between the States of Delaware and Pennsylvania.

SECTION 4. That the Governor be and he is hereby authorized ized to draw to draw his warrant on the State Treasurer for such sum or sums

raynene. of money as may be required for the payment of the commisbalt of the sioners to be appointed as aforesaid, and for the defraying of the

one-half (the other half to be paid by the State of Pennsylvania), of all the necessary expenses incurred in carrying this act into effect.

Passed at Dover, April 1, 1869.

The line,

when

The Gover

CONCERNING LIMITS.

CHAPTER 383

AN ADDITIONAL HUNDRED IN KENT COUNTY

Sec. 1. New hundred created in Kent county.

Name.
Certain portions of Duck Creek and

Little Creek hundreds to compose the

same. 2. Limits of Duck Creek and Little Creek

bundreds.
3. Levy Court Commissioner for each huo.

dred.
Constable.
Trustee of the Poor

Sec. 4. Where the elections in Kenton houdred

are to be held.
5. Collector to be appointed.
6. Of the assessment list for Kenton hun.

dred.
How long waid list shall last.
Proviso, in relation to the assessment of

real estate lying in each of said hun.

dreds
7. The act not to impair the collection of

taxes

in

Creek

hundred

An Act to form a New Hundred in Kent County out of parts of Duck

Creek and Little Creek Hundreds. to be called Kenton Hundred. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- New hinatatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That are created an additional or new hundred shall be and is hereby established and created in Kent county, for the purpose of holding the general and special elections, the election of assessors and inspectors, and for the appointment of constables and collectors, and for such other purposes as may be necessary to constitute the same a distinct and separate hundred, with all the rights which may properly appertain to it as such. The said new or additional hundred shall be called and known by the name of Kenton hundred, and Yame. shall include and embrace all that portion of Duck Creek hundred and Little Creek hundred, in Kent county aforesaid, as at present certain por constituted, lying on the west side of the west line of the Dela- tipus of Duck ware railroad, and all the laws of this State that apply to hup-Little Creek dreds in Kent county, as such, shall apply and extend to Kenton compose said hundred hereby created and established as a separate and distinct area hundred.

SECTION 2. Be it further enacted as aforesaid, That from and Limits of after the passage of this act, that Duck Creek hundred shall Duck Creek? include and embrace that part of Duck Creek hundred as at Creek huu present constituted, lying on the east side of the western line of the Delaware Railroad, and Little Creek hundred shall include and embrace that part of Little Creek hundred as at present constituted, lying on the east side of the western line of the Delaware railroad aforesaid. SECTION 3. Be it further enacted as aforesaid, That Duck Creek

Levy Court hundred, Little Creek hundred, and Kenton hundred, as formed Commissionby this act, shall each have one of the commissioners of the hundred. Levy Court and Court of Appeal, and at the next general election in this State, one Levy Court commissioner shall be elected for Kenton hundred, in the place of the Levy Court commissioner for Duck Creek hundred, as at present constituted, whose term

new hun dred

Little

dreds

ers for

CONCERNING LIMITS.

Coostable

the Poor

Where the elections in

be held

Collector to

of office will then expire, and the Levy Court may appoint a constable for Kenton hundred upon the expiration of the term of office of the constable for Duck Creek hundred, at present resident within the limits of Kenton hundred. as formed by this act; and after the passage of this act Duck Creek hundred shall be entitled to two constables, and Kenton hundred and Little Creek

hundred each to one constable. The Levy Court of Kent county Trustee of may appoint annually an additional trustee of the poor for said

county, to reside in Kenton hundred.

SECTION 4. Be it further enacted as aforesaid, That all general Keptunnud-and special elections, and all elections for assessors and inspectors, dredere to shall be held in Kenton hundred at the hotel now owned by John .

Green, in the town of Kenton.

SECTION 5. Be it further enacted as aforesaid, That the Levy be appointed Court of Kent county shall, in the month of March, in the year

of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine, and in each year thereafter, at the time fixed by law for the appointment of collectors, appoint a collector for Kenton hundred, and all the laws relating to collectors in Kent county shall extend and apply to the collector of said hundred.

SECTION 6. Be it further enacted as aforesaid, That the Levy Court of Kent county shall, from the last assessments in Duck Creek hundred and Little Creek hundred, cause a duplicate or assessment list of the persons and property, real and personal, in Kenton hundred, as formed by this act, to be made; and the assessment list so made shall be the assessment list for Kenton hundred, and the taxes annually levied upon the persons and property contained in such list shall be collected by the collector of said hundred.

The assessment list so made as aforesaid shall be the basis upon which taxes in said hundred are levied until the next assessment of personal and real property ; Providei, That in making such

assessment list and adjusting the assessments in Duck Creek, chatice to Little Creek and Kenton hundreds, respectively, that whenever ment of real the lands of any persons are crossed by the Delaware railroad,

said lands shall be included in the assessment of that hundred where the mansion dwelling house on the premises is situate.

SECTION 7. Be it further enacted as aforesaid, That the passage to impair the

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 in the same manner as if this act had not been passed; but such collector or collectors, their executors or administrators, and the sureties of any such collector shall have the same powers, rights and remedies, and be under the same liabili

of the as sement list for Renton hundred

How long the assess football lant

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