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LXIX. CH A P. LXVIII.
1808 An additional supplement to an act, entitled, “ An Ch. 100.c. 2 ?act for the better regulation of the roads in the vol. p. 1277:
ch. 6. 3 vol. p. county of Sussex.”
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DE it enacted by the Senate dnd House of Re.
D presentatives of the State of Delaware, in General Assembly met, That so much of the fourth * section of an act, entitled, “A supplement to the act
entitled, an act for the better regulation of the roads in the county of Sussex," passed the twenty-third day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, as requires the overseers of the roads, respectively, to estimate labour done on the roads, at the rate of fifty cents for a good and sufficient day's work, as an able, faithful and industrious man would perform, be, and the same is hereby repealed, made null and void.
Passed at Dover, Feb. 2, 1808.
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An ACT to repeal an act, entitled, “ An act for the Ch. 42. 4 vol. better regulation of free. negroes and free mulat- p. 108. toes.”
DE it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the State of Delaware, in General Assembly met, That the act of assembly, entitled, "An act for the better regulation of free negroes and free mulattoes,” passed on the sixth day of February, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and seven, be, and the same is hereby repealed, made null and void. * Passed at Dover, Feb. 2, 1808.
An ACT to repeal an act, entitled, “ An act to pre
vent swine running at large within the village of
Milford, and certain bounds therein prescribed.” SECTION 1.
D E it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, in General Assembly met, That an act, entitled, “ An act to prevent swine running at large in the village of Milford, and certain bounds therein prescribed,” passed at Dover, the twentyfifth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and four, be, and the same is hereby repealed, made null and void, any thing to the contrary notwithstanding
Passed at Dover, Feb. 2, 1808.
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agreeably to a recommendation of the General assembly of the Presbyterian church in the United States of America, have devised means for raising a fund for the education of poor and pious youth, for the gospel ministry, and for other religi. ous purposes, and for the better disposal thereof, and such other aids which they may from time to time receive:
The New.Castle SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and Presbytery in. “House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, corporated.
in General Assembly met, That all persons, who at
the time of passing this act, and all those who shall hereafter be, and become members of the New-Cas. tle Presbytery, be now, and hereafter shall be, one body politic and corporate in deed and in law, to all intents and purposes, and be known as such, by the name and style of “ The New-Castle Presbytery."
SECT, 2. And be it enacted, That the members President, trus. of the said corporation, or so many of them as con- tees, &c. to be
elected. stitute a presbytery, according to the rules and discipline of the Presbyterian church, shall meet on the fourteenth day of June next, in the town of New Castle, and then and there proceed to elect by bal. lot, a president, and any number of trustees, not less than nine, nor exceeding thirteen, a secretary, treasurer, and such other officers, as the said corporation may deem requisite for the management of the affairs thereof, who shall continue in office for the space of 1
ance in office. one year, and until a new election of officers shall be made by the said corporation : and it shall and may Meetings of the be lawful for the members of the said corporation, or corpora so many of them as constitute a presbytery as aforesaid, to meet at such other times and places, as the members of the said corporation, when convened, shall appoint and direct, or as shall, in their recess, be prescribed and directed by the moderator of the said presbytery, agreeably to the powers in him vested by the constitution of the Presbyterian church; and at v. any such meeting, may supply such vacancies as may plied. have happened by the death, or refusal to act, of the trustees or officers aforesaid ; or if they deem it expedient and necessary, may proceed to a new election, by ballot, of president, trustees and other officers aforesaid, from time to time, as occasion may, in their opinion, require ; and likewise may, at any such meeting, as aforesaid, make, ordain and establish such rules, regulations and bye-laws, as may be ne- Bye-laws. cessary for the government of the said corporation, and its officers, and to amend, alter and change the same, as may be requisite and proper : Provided, Proviso. That nothing herein contained, shall be construed to
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repugnant to the constitution or laws of this State. 1808 Pcwers of the Sect. 3. And be it enacted, That the president, president, trus. trustees and officers of the said corporation, shall be tees and officers.
capable of exercising such powers, for the management of the affairs of the said corporation, as may be "prescribed and determined by the rules, regulations or bye-laws of the said corporation.
May hold pro SECT. 4. And be it enacted, That the said corperty to the poration, are hereby declared and made capable in amount of $ 20,000 ;
law and equity, to hold, take, purchase, receive, possess and enjoy, any lands, tenements and hereditaments, goods, chattels, rights, credits and effects, of what nature, kind and quality soever, to the amount of twenty thousand dollars, lawful money
of the United States of America, and no more, and dispose, of to sell, grant, dispose, alien or demise the same in the same again.
such manner and form, and to such use, as they shall and may deem proper, to and for the purposes in this act expressed, and to no other purpose whatsoever.
orie. Sect. 5. And be it enacted, That the said corvileges of the poration be, and shall hereafter be, capable and able coporation.
to do and execute all and singular, such matters and things, as bodies politic and corporate, may or can lawfully do, and to sue and to be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended, in courts of law and equity, and otherwise howsoever; and to have and use a common seal, and to break and alter the same, and to establish another, with such device or devices thereon, as they shall or may deem proper.
Treasurer to give bond.
Sect. 6. And be it enacted, That the treasurer to be appointed by this act, shall enter into a bond, with one or more good and substantial freeholders, in a sum cqual to double the amount of the stock in
hand, at his appointment, for the faithful perform.' CHAP.
LXXII. ance of his office, and payment over of any money that may be in his hands, to his successor in office, 1808 and for the delivery over of all such books and papers that may be in his possession, belonging to the said corporation. ..
A supplement to the act, entitled, “ An act directing Ch. 40. 4 vol. the manner of choosing commissioners to regulate, p. 103.. repair and light the streets of Milford, and for other purposes,"
1: D E it enacted by the Senate and SECTION 1. B House of Representatives of the shall be lawful
For whom it State of Delaware, in General Assembly met, That to vote. from henceforth, in all elections within the town of Milford, for commissioners, assessor and treasurer, it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to vote at the said elections, other than white male house keepers, or possessors of lands of tenements, who reside in the said town, of the age of twentyone years; nor shall it be lawful hereafter to assess and levy any tax upon any person or persons, other than persons holding real property within the said town, either as owner or tenant thereof.
Sect. 2. And be it further enacted, That on the Inspector of aço first Monday in March annually hereafter, the per- counts to be
elected. sons authorized by this act, to vote for commissioners, assessor and treasurer, for the said town, shall vote for, and elect some person residing in the said town, of integrity, diligence and capacity, who shall be styled, The inspector of accounts; and that it shall