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CONCERNING THE COLLECTION OF TAXES.

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day of October the further sum of two per centum; on the first
Saturday of November the further sum of three per centum.
And the collector shall, in every instance, mark on his duplicate,
opposite the name of the person paying the tax, the date of said
payment; and the said collectors shall attend at the election for
inspector and assessor, and at the general election, and at all
special elections, and shall demand, in addition to the amount
charged on the duplicates, the per centage that is due or would
be due on the regular day of payment next nearest the said
election day.

SECTION 3. It shall be the duty of each of the said collectors
to pay over, within five days of each of the receiving days paid over.
mentioned in the preceding section, to the County Treasurer,
Treasurers of the Poor, and to all other persons entitled, their
respective proportions of the amounts so received, including the
per centage aforesaid ; and upon making payment as aforesaid, when
after the first Saturday of November, the County Treasurer and settleme
all other persons entitled shall make settlement with the collec- made with
tors and allow them at the rate of four dollars for every one Pay of
hundred dollars so received and paid over.

SECTION 4. That from and after the first Saturday in Novem• Taxes not ber aforesaid, the collectors shall collect the taxes then unpaid at perde in die such time and places as they shall choose, adding unto the taxes when collecand per centage aforesaid the further sum of four per centum : Additional Provided that this additional four per centum shall not be added per centage. to the taxes collected on the day of the general election.

Section 5. That the settlement and adjustment of the accounts Settlement of the collector by the Levy Court, as prescribed by Section 21, Collectors' Chapter 8, of Revised Code, shall thereafter be made in the when made month of February, in every year, and on all sums received by Court. the collectors between the first Saturday of November and the first Tuesday of February, and paid over within thirty days after the settlement by the Levy Court as aforesaid, the County Trea- Amount surer and all others entitled shall allow the collectors at the rate lectors on of eight dollars for every hundred dollars so received and paid paid over over.

SECTION 6. That in case any of the said collectors shall, within of the thirty days after the settlement described in the preceding against colsection, fail to pay over to the County Treasurer or other persons entitled the balance so determined, the County Treasurer or other over. persons entitled shall immediately proceed upon the official bond of such defaulting collector.

SECTION 7. That the provisions of this act shall apply to the Provisions collection of road taxes in the several hundreds of New Castle

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COLLECTION OF TAXES.--ELECTIONS.

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the collec. county, and that the road commissioners of the several hundreds taxes in New aforesaid shall, annually, on the second Saturday of April,

appoint one of their number, being a freeholder of the hundred,

treasurer of the road tax, who shall give bond, with freehold elect a Trea-security, to be approved by both the other commissioners, in surer of the double the amount of the road tax levied; the said treasurer His duties. shall receive all moneys due the hundred on account of the road

tax, and shall pay all orders drawn on him by the other commissioners for material, or work, or other services, and every collector shall receive as money the aforesaid orders in the payment of all road taxes at any time during the year without adding or deducting from the taxes paid with said orders. He shall be allowed a commission of two per centum on all moneys

disbursed. When the SECTION 8. The collector of road taxes shall make a settle

ment with the road commissioners and their treasurer annually on the second Saturday of February, subject to the provisions of Sections 5 and 6 aforesaid.

SECTION 9. The treasurer of the road tax shall make a settle.

ment annually with the other road commissioners before the shall settle. second Saturday of April, and shall pay over any balance found

remaining in his hands to his successor in office immediately

upon his appointment. Inconsistent SECTION 10. All acts or parts of acts conflicting with the foreacts repealed

going sections are bereby repealed.

Passed at Dover, March 17, 1869.

Collector of road taxes shall settle.

When the Treasurer of road tax

CHAPTER 396.

THE QUALIFICATIONS OF VOTERS.

An Act Relating to Voters.

Voters, their qualifications.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That no person of the age of twenty-two years or upwards, who has not resided in this State one year next before any election for governor, senator, representatives, sheriffs, and coroners, and the

RESPECTING ELECTIONS.

last month thereof in the county whereof he offers to vote, and
not having within two years next before the election paid a
county tax which shall have been assessed at least six months
before the election, shall enjoy the right of an elector.

Passed at Dover, April 9, 1869.

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CHAPTER 397.

PLACE OF HOLDING ELECTIONS IN MISPILLION HUNDRED CHANGED.

amended

An Act to amend Section 1, Chapter 18 of the Revised Code, entitled

Rev. Code .. Of the General Election." SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- Sec. 1, Chap. resentatives of the State of Delaware in generally* met, That a bude dode Section 1 of Chapter 18 of the Revised Code be amended by striking out " at the village of Prospect, in the school house," in line 28 of said section, and insert in lieu thereof “at the town of Harrington, at the hotel of Benjamin T. Fleming."

Pussed at Dover, March 18, 1869.

* So enrolled

CHAPTER 398.

PLACE OF HOLDING ELECTIONS IN BALTIMORE HUNDRED CHANGED.

49.

16, Rev Code amended.

An Act to amend Section 1 of Chapter 18 of the Revised Statutes of

Rev. Code, the State of Delaware. 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 Section 1 of Chapter 18 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Delaware be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all after the word “at,” in the fortieth line, to [the] word“ in” in the forty-first line of said section, and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "some convenient place in the village of Roxana to be designated be [by] the inspector for the time being of Baltimore hundred.”

Passed at Dover, April 6, 1869.

IN RELATION TO PUBLIC OFFICERS.

CHAPTER 399.

SALARIES,

6

Current Vol.

9.

An Act to amend an act entitled, An act to Increase the Salaries of

the Chancellor and Judges of this State."

How

Sec. 1, Chap SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen5, amended. tatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That 5

the act entitled, "An act to increase the salaries of the Chancellor
and Judges of this State," passed at Dover, February 7, 1866,
be and the same is hereby amended in the proviso to the first
section thereof by striking out of the said proviso the words “in
any right," and inserting in lieu thereof the words “in his own
right," and that the said act shall hereafter be read and construed
and in any future addition* of the laws shall be printed as the
same is hereby amended.

Passed at Dover, March 4, 1869.
*so enrolled

CHAPTER 400.

SALARIES

An Act to Increase the Salary of the Secretary of State.

Salary of
Secretary of
State in
creased to
$800.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, Tbat. the annual salary of the Secretary of State shall hereafter be eight hundred dollars, to be paid as now provided by law, and to commence with the day of the passage of this act.

Passed at Dover. March 17. 1869.

IN RELATION TO PUBLIC OFFICERS.

CHAPTER 101.

STATE TREASURER AND AUDITOR.

An Act to Repeal Chapter öll of the 12th Volume of Delaware Laws. 12 Volume,

37.

of

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen. Limit on the tatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That terstate office Chapter 511 of the 12th Volume of Delaware Laws be and the Treasurer same is hereby repealed.

Passed at Dover, February 2, 1869.

and Auditor repealed

CHAPTER 102.

OF SHERIFFS.

An Act to authorize the Sheriff of New Castle County to serve certain

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serve writs

Justices of

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represent- sheritt! tatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That Sew Castle justices of the peace residing in the town of New Castle, in the rected to County of New Castle, may direct the writs issued by them to issued by the the sheriff of said county, whose duty it shall be to receive and the Peace reserve all such writs, and the sheriff of the said county is hereby riding in the made liable on his official obligation for the faithful performance Castle of his duty under this act.

Passed at Dover, February 3, 1869.

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