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CONCERNING THE PUBLIC REVENUE.

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Sections 9 and 12 of

Delaware, entitled “Assessors," be and the same is hereby amended Certain by striking out the words " and if of slaves the sex” in lines four ting to and five of said section.

stricken out. SECTION 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said chapter be further amended by striking out all of So Section 9 of said chapter, and also by striking out all of Section said Chapter 12 of the same chapter.

SECTION 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall be the duty of the respective Levy Courts of the The ass several counties of this State, at their first meeting after the pas- ment of sage of this act, to cause to be stricken from the assessment stricken book in the respective counties of this State all assessments of sessment slaves, and to deduct the same from the assessment of such per- books. sons as may be found assessed therewith.

SECTION 4. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That in all editions of the Laws of this State hereafter to be Future pub published, the said Chapter 10 shall be published as hereby amended.

Passed at Dover, February 8, 1866.

slaves to be

from the as

CHAPTER 4.

STATE'S STOCK IN THE FARMERS' BANK.

Preamble.
Sec. 1. Of the waiver of the right to vote State

stock.

SEC. 2. Act how long to have force.

Deposits.
3. Acceptance of Act.

An Act in relation to this State's Stock in the Farmers' Bank.

WHEREAS this State is the owner of [a] majority of the stock Preamblo. in the Farmers' Bank, and has, by an act passed at the present session of the General Assembly, given its consent that said bank shall be converted into a national bank;

AND WHEREAS by the charter of the aforesaid Farmers' Bank the State stock is not voted at elections of directors, but she has the right secured to her to appoint three of the nine directors who transact the business of the principal bank, at Dover, and also three of each of the nine who transact the business of each of the branches, thus giving the State twelve of the thirtysix directors of the bank, or one-third of the whole;

AND WHEREAS by the provisions of the eleventh section of the national banking law, being the act of Congress approved on the

IN RELATION TO PUBLIC OFFICERS.

Auditor $600

the second line of Section 3, and insert the word “five "* in the State Trea- place thereof; strike out the word “five" in 3d line of Section surer $600.

4, and insert the word “six” in the place thereof; and strike out

the word “five" in the first line of Section 5, and insert the

3000 word “six" in the place thereof. Future pub- SECTION 2. That in all editions of the laws hereafter to be pub

lished, the said chapter and sections shall be published as hereby amended.

Passed at Dover, February 14, 1866. * So in original and enrolled bill.

lications.

CHAPTER 7.

CHANCELLOR AD LITEM.

Sec. 1. Appointment of Chancellor ad litem | Sec. 1. How enforced,
authorized where the Chancellor has

Appeal.
been counsel in canse.

SEC. 2. Compensation.
Authority of.

Oath.
Nature of decree.

Appointmeat of

ad litem au

in cause.

An Act to provide for the appointment of a Chancellor ad litem in certain

cases. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That where any cause is now, or shall hereafter be pending in the

Court of Chancery, in which the Chancellor has been counsel, the Chancellor Governor, upon a certificate of that fact being sent to him by the thorized Chancellor, shall have power to appoint, either from the bench cellor has or the bar, as to him shall seem proper, a Chancellor ad litem to been counsel hear and determine the said cause; and the person so appointed

shall have, for the purpose of such hearing and decision, all the Authority of. jurisdiction and authority which by the constitution and laws of

this State are vested in the Chancellor, and the decree made by How him shall, in all respects, be of the like nature as other decrees, enforced. and be enforced by the process of the Court of Chancery, and

may be appealed, affirmed or reversed in the Court of Errors and Appeals.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That a person appointed Compensa- Chancellor ad litem and exercising the duties of his appointment,

shall be entitled to a reasonable compensation for his services. Before he enters upon the duties of his appointment he shall be duly sworn or affirmed as other judicial officers.

Passed at Dover, February 7, 1866.

Nature of

Appeal.

tion.

Sworn.

IN RELATION TO PUBLIC OFFICERS.

CHAPTER 8.

NOTARIES PUBLIC.

11 Volume, 230. SEC, 1. Chapter amended.

SEC. 1. Notaries for State and National Banks

authorized. Proviso.

An Act to unend au act entitled An Act to amend the Thirty-sixth 11 Vol. 230.

Chapter of the Revised Code."

State and
National

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That the said act, entitled “An Act to amend the Thirty-sixth Chapter of the Revised Code," passed at Dover, on the sixteenth of Feb-Chap. ruary, A. D. 1855, be and the same is hereby amended by striking amended. out the words, “and one for each bank in the State, now or hereafter to be chartered," in the eleventh and twelfth lines of Section Notaries for 1, and inserting in lieu thereof the words following: “and one for each bank and banking association in this State, whether State Banks anor National, now or hereafter to be chartered or organized under the laws of this State, or of the United States :" Provided however, Proviso. That the privileges and duties of the Notaries Public who may hereafter be appointed for the several banks within this State, whether State or National, shall be confined to the business of their respective banks and none other whatever.

Passed at Dover, January 24, 1866.

CHAPTER 9.

NOTARIES PUBLIC.

SEC. 1. Additional Notaries Public authorized. | SEC. 1. Three for each of the counties.

An Act authorizing the Governor of this state to appoint additional

Notaries Public.

Notaries au

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That the Governor of this State be and he is hereby authorized to additional appoint not exceeding three Notaries Public for each of the coun- thorized. ties in this State, in addition to the number now authorized by law to be appointed.

Passed at Dover, February 16, 1866.

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