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Joint Resolution appointing William J. Clarke State Treasurer.
Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Dela- W. J. Clarke ware (by and with the concurrence of the Senate), That William J. State TreaClarke be and he is hereby appointed State Treasurer.
Adopted at Dover, February 4, 1869.
Joint Resolution appointing Robert Lambden Auditor of Accounts.
Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Delaware (by and with the concurrence of the Senate), That Robert Robt. LambLambden be and he is hereby appointed Auditor of Accounts. Adopted at Dover, February 4, 1869.
Joint Resolution appointing Bank Directors.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That the following persons Bank Direc be and they are hereby appointed Directors of the Farmers' tors appointBank of the State of Delaware, and its branches, on the part of the State, agreeably to the act of the General Assembly in such case made and provided: For the principal bank at Dover, Edward Ridgely, John W. Hall, Samuel Hargadine; for the branch at Wilmington, William Bright, J. Morton Poole, William M. Kennard; for the branch at New Castle, James Truss, Allen V. Lesley, John Merritt; for the branch at Georgetown, William D. Waples, J. Turpin Moore, Loxley R. Jacobs.
Adopted at Dover, February 17, 1869.
Joint Resolution to read Washington's Farewell Address.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State Joint Meet- of Delaware in General Assembly met, That the two Houses of ing to hear this General Assembly will assemble in joint meeting in the hall of the House of Representatives at 4 o'clock this (Monday) afternoon, the 22d day of February, to hear read by the Clerk of the Senate the Farewell Address of Washington. Adopted at Dover, February 22, 1869.
Joint Resolution for the purpose of authorizing the State Treasurer to commence proceedings against the P. W. & B. R. R. Co.. to collect Taxes now due and unpaid.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That the State Treasurer be and he is hereby authorized and directed to proceed by suit in the name of the State, or in his own name for the use of the State, or in such other manner as he may deem best, to enforce the payment of the tax now due, or which may hereafter become due to the State from the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Company, under the provisions of an act of the General Assembly entitled, "An Act to raise Revenue for this State," passed August 11, 1864, and he is hereby authorized and Authorized empowered to employ counsel to prosecute suit as aforesaid, and to employ out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated to pay to such counsel the amount of compensation fixed by the Chancellor or Chief Justice of the State.
Adopted at Dover, February 23, 1869.
Joint Resolution for the compensation of George B. Rodney and Alfred
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That the State Treasurer State Treabe and he is hereby authorized and required to pay, out of any ed to pay money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to George B. Geo. B. RodRodney and unto Clara P., widow of Alfred P. Robinson, Clara P. deceased, each the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, for ser- $150 each. vices rendered by the said George B. Rodney and Alfred P. Robinson, deceased, as counsel in behalf of the State in certain proceedings in the nature of a writ of quo warranto against John A. Morris, instituted under the authority of an act of the General Assembly, passed January 28, 1862. (See Vol. 12, p. 219, &c.) Adopted at Dover, February 25, 1869.
Joint Resolutions relative to the Proposed Amendments to the Constitution of the United States.
WHEREAS the Senate and House of Representatives of the Preamble, United States in Congress assembled, by a resolution passed in accordance with the provisions of the fifth article of the Constitu tion of the United States at the second session of the Fortieth Congress, begun and held on the first Monday of December, A. D. 1868, have proposed a certain article of amendment to the said Constitution for the consideration of the Legislatures of the several States, which said proposed article of amendment is in the following words and figures, to wit:
SECTION 1. The rights of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States, or by any State, on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
SECTION 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
AND WHEREAS the Governor of this State has submitted the said proposed amendment to this General Assembly; And whereas this General Assembly believes the adoption of the said proposed amendment to the Constitution would have a tendency to destroy the rights of the States in their sovereign capacity as States, which sovereignty was acknowledged at the time of the ratification of the Constitution; would deprive the States of their right to regulate their own affairs, and of the constitutional right of establishing the laws regulating the suffrage of their own citizens for their own offices; would be a subversion of the Constitution and Government of the United States and of the constitutions and governments of the several States composing the Federal Union: would be an attempt to establish an equality not sanctioned by the laws of nature or of God; would foster and excite bitter and unkind relations between citizens of different sections of the country; would delay, if not prevent, a restoration of a perfect union between the States, and would be destructive of the ends and purposes intended to be secured by the Constitution of the United States; therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Amendment State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That the members of tion of U. S. this General Assembly do hereby declare their unqualified disrejected. approval of said amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and hereby refuse to adopt and ratify the same.
Authenticated copy to
Resolved further, That a duly authenticated copy of the forebe sent to going preamble and resolution be transmitted by the Secretary Secretary of of State of this State to the Secretary of State of the United States.
State of U. S.
Adopted at Dover, March 18, 1869.
Joint Resolution compensating Victor Du Pont, Chancellor ad litem.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State Victor Du of Delaware in General Assembly met, That the sum of eleven Pont for ser- hundred dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated out of Chancellor any moneys in the Treasury of the State as a compensation to Victor Du Pont for his services as Chancellor ad litem in five
cases, to wit: Jonathan Catlin vs. Jonathan W. Ramsey, in Chancery; George McCrone vs. William B. McCrone's Ex'rs, in Chancery; William H. Pearce et al. vs. Estrange Gould et al., in Chancery; George H. Aydelott vs. James Gorden, in Chancery; Stover & Whitaker vs. E. J. Horner et al., in Chancery; and that the State Treasurer be and he is hereby directed to pay to the said Victor Du Pont the said sum of eleven hundred dollars in manner following, to wit: the sum of three hundred dollars for each of three cases, as follows: Jonathan Catlin vs. Jonathan W. Ramsey, in Chancery; George McCrone vs. William B. McCrone's Ex'rs, in Chancery; William H. Pearce et al. vs. Estrange Gould et al., in Chancery, and the sum of one hundred dollars for each of two cases, as follows: George H. Aydelott vs. James Gorden, in Chancery, and Stover & Whitaker vs. E. J. Horner et al., in Chancery, as each of them is finally disposed of, and not before. Adopted at Dover, March 19, 1869.
Joint Resolution appointing a Committee to settle with State Treasurer and Auditor of Accounts.
to settle with
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That Charles Good- Committee ing and Thomas H. Denney, on the part of the Senate, and John State TreaS. Bacon, W. W. Meredith and Lot Cloud, on the part of the urar and House of Representatives, be and they are hereby appointed a committee on the part of this General Assembly, whose duty it shall be to meet at Dover, on the third Tuesday of January, A. D. 1870, for the purpose of settling the account of the State Treasurer and receiving the report of the Auditor of Accounts for the current year.
Resolved, That it shall be the duty of the said committee, after statement to their settlement with the State Treasurer as aforesaid, to cause a statement of such settlement, under their hands, or the hands of a majority of them, to be published in two newspapers, printed in Publication. the State, for the space of one month from the time of effecting the same.