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said creek about 3,300 feet, or until it reaches a point 6,968 feet (measured at right angles) from the northerly side of Front street, extended westwardly; thence north fifty-eight degrees west and parallel with Front street, to a line intersecting Front street at right angles at the distance of 2,330 feet westerly from the corner of Broom street; thence along said line south 32 degrees west and parallel with Market street 6,968 feet to the northerly side of Front street, extended, (2,330 feet westerly from the centre of Broom street); thence continuing the same course over Front street to a point 1,690 feet from the southerly side thereof; thence south 58 degrees east and parallel with Front street to the northerly side of the Christiana Turnpike Road ; thence by a line running southerly, and at right angles to said turnpike, to a marked stone intended to be set in the bank at the southerly side of Christiana River; thence easterly parallel with Front street to the Delaware River aforesaid, to a point therein one thousand yards from a marked stone intended to be set in the middle of the western bank of said river, and thence thereby northerly to the place of beginning.

SECTION 2. Within the limits of the City of Wilmington Powers of established by this act, the Mayor and Council of Wilmington Council exshall be vested with all power, rights, privileges and immunities tendeid mittle which before this time belonged to them as a municipal corporation. All the laws, ordinances and regulations in force within Lisande the former city limits, and not locally inapplicable, shall be now in force

to apply to extended and applied to the new territory comprised within the newlimits. boundaries as set forth in the first section of this act.

SECTION 3. The City Assessors shall, as to all real estate not Duty of City heretofore within the city but now comprised within the lines described in Section 1, and as to the capitation rates for poll taxes, transfer the assessment thereof from the assessment list of New Castle county for the year 1866, two-thirds of which assessment shall continue to be the assessment thereof, without change or alteration, for the term of two years. No appeal shall be taken Noappeal from the assessment so made. Where a piece of land has been In case land, assessed as an entirety on the county assessment and a part thereof is within the has been brought within the city by the new boundaries, it shall stihomt. be the duty of the City Assessor to assess such part as nearly as may be conformably to the county rate. From such assessment an appeal shall lie as in other cases. Persons residing in the lowed. newly acquired territory, and not found on the county assessment, shall from time to time be rated for poll tax by the City Assessor, Persons not from which there may be an appeal. No tax shall be laid by ou comenty. 86 the city upon such transferred assessments prior to the year 1867. Tas not to Taxes laid upon assessments transferred from the county list 1867. shall be upon the rate of six per cent. upon said 'assessments.

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SECTION 4. Hereafter the First Ward of the City of Wilmingto continue ton shall comprise all the present first ward and that portion of as heretofore the new territory lying west of the causeway or public road larged by leading from Wilmington to New Castle. The Second Ward

shall comprise all the present Second Ward and that portion of the new territory lying east of the causeway or before-mentioned road to New Castle and south of Fourth street extended to the river Delaware. The Fourth Ward shall comprise the present Fourth Ward and that portion of the new territory lying east of it and between Fourth and Tenth streets, extended to the river Delaware. The Fifth Ward shall comprise all the present Fifth Ward and that portion of the new territory acquired by this act lying north of Tenth street. The Third Ward shall remain with its

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SECTION 5. It shall not be lawful for the City Council, for two any person years from the passage of this act, to cause any paving of streets

or sidewalks, or any curbing in said extended territory of said here are severity city, unless such curbing or paving be asked for by persons own

ing at least two-thirds of all the front of each and every square, Exceptions. in front of which it shall be proposed to curb or pave.

SECTION 6. The lines of any School District brought into the School Dien. City of Wilmington by the extension authorized by this act of in newliinits the limits of said city shall, for the term of two years, for all at present school purposes, remain as the same now are; and all persons for two years within the said new lines shall have their school privileges, in

the schools of said Districts as heretofore existing, and not in the Public Schools of Wilmington, and shall be assessed, and the property within said lines shall be assessed for the term aforesaid, for the support of the Schools of said respective Districts, in the same manner and to the same effect as before the passing of this act; and no school tax for the Public Schools of Wil. mington shall be levied on said persons or property during said term.

SECTION 7. Be it further enacted as aforesaid, That no public or private road included within the limits of said city shall hereafter be vacated, either upon the application of the City Council or of any person interested, unless notice of the intention to apply, either to the General Assembly or to the Court of General Sessions of the Peace and Jail Delivery, to vacate such public or private road, be first published for the period of thirty days, in two of the newspapers published in said city, prior to such appli

cation; and when any such roads shall have been vacated as Damages, aforesaid, any person sustaining injury thereby may apply to the how valued.

Court of General Sessions of the Peace and Jail Delivery in and for New Castle county to appoint three disinterested and impartial persons to value the damages which he has sustained, and

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the damages so assessed shall be paid by the City Council aforesaid before said road so vacated shall be closed up or obstructed.

SECTION 8. All acts and parts of acts of this Legislature, in-acts repealed consistent with this act, are hereby repealed.

Passed at Dover, February 16, 1866.

CHAPTER 38.

MILFORD.

7 Vol. 441. Sec. 1. Town Commissioners authorized to curb

and pave a certain street. 2. The Commissioners shall curb and pave

upon neglect or refusal of said owners.

Sec. 3. Section 4 of the act of Feb, 14, 1851,

part of this act,
4. Penalty for neglect of Commissioners.

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Å further Additional Supplement to the act entitled An Act to amend the 7 Vol. 441.

act entitled, An Act directing the choosing of Commissioners to regulate and repair the Streets of Milford, anıl for other purposes.'

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That it shall and may be lawful for the Town Commissioners of the Town ComTown of Milford, and they are hereby directed to cause Church authorized street, in said Town of Milford, to be curbed with stone and paved with hard brick of the width of five feet on each side of said tain street. Church street from its intersection with Front street on the western side to the southern boundary of Third street, and on the eastern side to the southern boundary of Second street. It shall be the duty of the said commissioners, upon notice being served Commission

ers to notify upon them, or any one of them, in writing, signed by five or more the owners freeholders of the said town, requesting them to cause said street, on said street within the limits aforesaid, to be curbed and paved as aforesaid, curh the within five days thereafter to notify the owners of the property same. along the said street, on each side thereof as aforesaid, to have said curbing and paving done within ninety days from the service of service of of said notice; and if such [notice] cannot be served upon any owners, for any cause whatsoever, the commissioners shall cause a notice to be posted up in front of such property as may be owned by persons upon whom notice cannot be served in person on account of their residing without the corporate limits of the Town of Milford.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if any landowners along the line of said Church street, within the limits mentioned in the first section of this act, shall

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neglect of commissioners.

The commari refuse or neglect to curb or pave in front of or along the line of

their respective properties for the space of ninety days from the the neglect service of notice, as contemplated by Section 1, then it shall

be the duty of the said commissioners to cause the same to be done within ninety days from such neglect or failure.

SECTION 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Set of rethe That the provisions of Section 4 of the supplement to the act to

which this is a further additional supplement, passed at Dover, February 14th, 1851, be and the same are incorporated in and made a part of this act, so far as the same may be applicable thereto and not inconsistent therewith.

SECTION 4. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Penalty for That if said commissioners shall refuse or neglect to perform the

duties enjoined on them by this act, they shall be liable to a fine of fifty dollars each, to be recovered at the suit of any person who may inform upon them to any magistrate or Justice of the Peace, one-half of said fine shall be for the use of the informer and the other half for the use and benefit of the Town of Milford, and they shall be liable for all costs incurred. Proceedings shall be conducted and execution issued as for other fines imposed by a Justice of the Peace.

SECTION 5. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That wherever said Church street crosses any street within the limits described in this act, the said commissioners shall cause to be made good and suitable crossings at the expense of said Town of Milford.

Passed at Dover, February 15, 1866.

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CHAPTER 39.

FARMERS' BANK OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

Preamble.
SEC. 1. Directors of Farmers' Bank and branches

authorized to convert the same into
National Bank.

Sec. 2. Name of Bank when converted.

3. Who shall be officers of said new Bank.

An shet to authorize the conversion of the Farmers' Bank of the State

of Delaware into a National Banking Association, under the General Banking law of the United States.

WHEREAS the State of Delaware is the owner of Stock in the Preamble. Farmers' Bank to the amount of three hundred and sixty-five

thousand and seven hundred dollars, being more than one-half

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of the whole capital of said bank, the whole capital thereof amounting to the sum of six hundred and eighty thousand dollars; AND WHEREAS the stock owned by this State, added to the stock owned by individuals who have voted in favor of the conversion of said bank into a national banking association, under the general banking law of the United States, will amount to more than two-thirds of the whole capital stock of said bank; AND WHEREAS the principal bank is located and doing business at the Town of Dover, in Kent county, and has branches doing business and located, one at the City of Wilmington, in New Castle county; one at the Town of New Castle in New Castle county, and one at Georgetown, in Sussex county; now therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen. tatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That the directors of the Farmers' Bank of the State of Delaware and Directors of of the several branches thereof be, and they are hereby author-Bank and ized and empowered to change and convert the Farmers' Bank branches auof the State of Delaware, and the several branches thereof, into a convert the national banking association, with branches under the general National banking law of the United States and according to the provisions Bank of the act of Congress entitled, "An act to provide a national currency secured by a pledge of United States Bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof," approved June 3, 1864, and the amendments thereto; and the said directors are hereby further authorized and empowered to execute all papers and certificates, and to do and perform all acts, matters and things that may be necessary and proper fully to effect and complete such change and conversion.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That the name of the bank Name of when so changed and converted shall be the “Farmers' National Bank of the State of Delaware."

SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That the present directors who shalt of the Farmers' Bank of the State of Delaware, and of the several band her branches thereof, shall be the directors of the Farmers' National bank. Bank of the State of Delaware and of the several branches thereof until their successors in office shall be duly chosen.

bank when converted.

Passed at Dover, January 10, 1866.

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