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CHAP. II.

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1806 rfn ACT for enabling Joshua Jones to remove his mill and erect a dam on Swan-Creek, at a place one hundred and seventeen perches on tlie several -water courses from said Jones' old mill, down said Creek, in Indian-River hundred, and county of Sussex; and for the condemnation of two acres of land on the south-west side of said creek, at the place aforesaid.

Passed at Dover, Jan. 22, 1806.—Private act.

CHAP. III.

Chap 135 3 vol Snfjpierhent to an act, entitled, "An act, authorizp. 298.' yjn^ the distribution of certain public papers relating .. •. "fo lands in this State."

Certain public

Section 1 IB E enacted by the Senate and 'J3 House of Representatives of the Penn?yivan?ri, State of Delaware, in General Assembly met, That to be recorded, the public papers, relating to lands in this State, which have been deposited, or hereafter shall be deposited in the several offices for recording of deeds for the counties of this State, respectively, under the authority, and according to the directions of the act, to which this is a supplement, which in any wise relate to or make the title or part of the title to any lands, tenements or hereditaments in the respective counties of this State, or which shall be deemed necessary or useful by such person or persons as shall be appointed in each of the counties of this State, to view and examine the said papers, which now remain upon the files in the several offices for recording of deeds for the counties of this State respectively, shall within twelve mouths be recorded by the recorder of deeds for the re- Jsok spective counties of this State, in one or more well bound book or books in folio, by the said recorder of each county for that purpose to be provided; Jeemed^ubr.c* and the book or books wherein the said papers records, shall be so recorded, shall be deemed and taken as public records; and it shall be lawful for the re- Exempiificaticorders respectively to make out and grant exem- ons thereof, plifi ations thereof, which shall be taken and re- evi<lenceceived as evidence, in the same manner as exemplifications from the originals heretofore have been taken and received, and for each and every exemplification made from said record, the recorders respectively may ask and receive the same fees as they are entitled to receive for similar services by the act, entitled, "An act for regulating and establishing fees."

Sect. 2. And be it enacted, That the governor Governor to apbe, and he is hereby authorized and required to ap- pcf^JZdZ point three persons in each of the counties of this port the papers State, whose duty it shall be carefully and diligent- £.J* recOTdedly to examine the said papers, and report in writing to the recorder of the county, where they shall be api>ointed, all such papers as they, or a majority of them, shall deem useful and necessary to be recorded; and the said persons, to be appointed as aforesaid, or a majority of them in each county, are hereby authorized and required, when the recorder of the county, where they are appointed, shall have entered of record the papers by them to be selected as aforesaid, carefully and diligently to compare the said record with the originals, in their respective counties, and certify the same under their hands and seals in the said book or books, and make such allowance as they shall deem area- ^"g6 'or sonable compensation for the recording said papers, and die cost of procuring a book or books for that purpose; and the said persons, so to be appointed as aforesaid, shall draw, in their respective counties,

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an order or orders on the treasurer of their respective counties for the payment thereof, which shall by him be paid and discharged out of the monies in his hands.

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SECT. 3. And be it enacted, That the persons who Compensation shall be appointed as aforesaid, shall have and reto the persons so appointed.

ceive for their services, such sum or sums of money, as the Levy court of each county shall deem reasonable, not exceeding two dollars each, for

each and every day they shall be engaged in the Their qualifica- performance of the duties herein required of them; tion.

and they and each of them shall, before they enter upon the duties required of them by this act, take an oath or affirmation before some person lawfully qualified to administer the same, that they and each of them, will faithfully and diligently dis. charge the trust reposed in them.

Passed at Dover, January 23, 1806.

CHA P. IV.

A supplement to an act, entitled. An act to author

ize the owners and possessors of Hudson's Branch, and low grounds adjacent, situate in the forest of Murderkill hundred, in Kent county, to cut a ditch or drain through the same."

Passed at Dover, Jan. 23, 1806--- Private act.

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An ACT to authorize the commissioners of the land office for the county of Sussex, to appoint a person to transcribe the caveat docket, in the county of Sussex.

D E it enacted by the Senate and SECTION 1. B House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, in General Assembly met, That Commissioners

of the land-ofit shall and may be lawful for the commissioners fice in Sussex, of the land office for the county of Sussex, and to cause the ca

veat docket to they are hereby authorized and required to cause be copied. the caveat docket, in the said county of Sussex, to be carefully copied and transcribed, under their care and direction, in one or more well bound books, in folio, to be provided for that purpose, by such person as they shall appoint, who shall have and receive such compensation therefor, as shall by the said commissioners of the land office be deemed reasonable; and the said commission- Compensation, ers of the land office are hereby authorized and re. quired to draw an order on the treasurer of the said county of Sussex, in favour of the person by them appointed, for the payment of the sum by them How paid. allowed, which order the said treasurer is hereby required to pay and discharge ; and the said caveat docket, when so transcribed and copied, shall be deposited in the recorder's office for the said coun- Copy to be a ty of Sussex, and shall be deemed and taken as a publ. public record; and the recorder of the said county shall, after the said book or books is or are deposited in his office, enter therein, in a fair and legi

cm, ma laut and ig" the commissionble hand, all proceedings of the commissioners of ers to be enterthe land office for the said county, touching or ed, &c. , concerning any caveat that may thereafter be entered before the recorder of the said county, .

record,

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Passed at Dover, Jan. 23, 1806.

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An ACT to repeal part of an act, entitled, An act

to vacate and discontinue the street called Waterstreet, in the borough of Wilmington, from Market-street, westwardly, to the line of the said borough, and for other purposes."

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D E it enacted by the Senate and SECTION 1. B House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, in General Assembly met, That

so much of the act, entitled, “An act to vacate Repeal of the law vacating and discontinue the street called Water-street, in part of Water- the borough of Wilmington, from Market-street, street in the borough of

westwardly, to the line of the said borough, and Wilmington.

for other purposes," as renders it lawful for the burgess and assistants of the said borough, to shut up and cause to be vacated and discontinued, the said Water-street, eastwardly from Orange-street to Market-street, be, and the same is hereby re, pealed, made null and void.

Passed at Dover, Jan. 23, 1806.

CHA P. VII.

An ACT to enable Martha Noxon, administratriz

of Benjamin Noxon, late of New-Castle county,
deceased, to convey and assure unto Thomas Clay-
ton, a certain lot of ground therein described.
l'assed at Dover, Jan. 24, 1806--- Private act.

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