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IN RELATION TO PUBLIC OFFICERS.

CHAPTER 5.

SALARIES

Sec. I. Salaries of Chancellor and Chief Justice SEC. 1. Proviso.

$2,000, Associates $1,700, Associate 2. Judge not to accept favor, &c., from
for Kent County, additional, $200.

corporations.
When to commence.

$1,700.

An Act to increase the Salaries of the Chancellor and Judges of this State.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That Salaries of from and after the passage of this act the annual salary of the and Chief Chancellor, and Chief Justice also, shall be two thousand dollars, $2,000 and of each of the Associate Judges seventeen hundred dollars, Associates with an addition of two hundred dollars per annum to the Asso- Associate for ciate for Kent county, for reporting the judicial decisions. The Kent County said salaries shall commence with the present year, and be paid $200, as heretofore: Provided however, That no Judge shall be allowed the benefit of this increase whilst he has

any connection with a corporation, whether as stockholder in any right or as an officer.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That hereafter it shall Judge not to not be lawful for any Judge to accept from any such corporation, for himself or his family, any favor or gratuity except where corporations the same is extended to all other citizens.

Passed at Dover, February 7, 1866.

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An Act to amend Chapter 25 of the Revised Code, in relation to salaries Rev. Code,

of certain public officers.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
State of Delaware in General Assembly met,

SECTION 1. That Chapter 25 of the Revised Code of the State
of Delaware be amended by striking out the word “four" in the Secretary of

$500. fourth line of section one, and insert the word “five" in the place thereof; strike out the words “ three hundred and fifty” in

Attorney
General.

IN RELATION TO PUBLIC OFFICERS.

600.

Auditor $600

the second line of Section 3, and insert the word “five "* in the State Tres place thereof; strike out the word “five" in 3d line of Section

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

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

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

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

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

cases.

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thorized when Chan cellor has

in cause.

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 Appoint- 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

Chancellor, shall have power to appoint, either from the bench

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 him shall, in all respects, be of the like nature as other decrees, 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.

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Sworn.

IN RELATION TO PUBLIC OFFICERS.

CHAPTER 8.

NOTARIES PUBLIC.

11 Volume, 230. Szc. 1. Cbapter amended.

Sxc. 1. Notaries for State and National Banks

authorized Proviso.

An Act to amend an act entitled “ An Act to amend the Thirty-sixth 11 Vol. 230.

Chapter of the Rerised Code." 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

Clap. 36. 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 State and each bank and banking association in this State, whether State Banks auor 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.

National

CHAPTER 9.

NOTARIES PUBLIC.

Szc. 1. Additional Notaries Public authorized. | Sec, I. Three for each of the counties.

An Act authorizing the Governor of this State to appoint additional

Notaries Public. 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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Rev.Code, An Act to amend Chapter 34 of the Revised Statutes, concerning Constables.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That authorized to the Governor be and he is hereby authorized and required to additional appoint an additional Constable in New Castle county, who shall Citycar wink be appointed for and reside in the City of Wilmington, and the

office of Constable hereby created shall continue for the term of
three years, and the appointment thereto shall be made and
vacancies filled by the Governor for and during the said term of

mington. His official term.

three years.

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SECTION 2. And be it further enacteu, That if any Constable appointed by authority of this act, or that has been or shall here

after be appointed by the Levy Court of New Castle county, shall Penalty for refuse or neglect to execute any process issued by a Justice of the

Peace residing in the City of Wilmington, and directed to him, execute pro- he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction

thereof shall forfeit his office; and it shall be the duty of any
Justice of the Peace that he shall have so refused, or whose pro-
cess he may have neglected to execute, to present any such refusal
or neglect to the Grand Jury, that the same may be inquired into.

SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That all laws and parts

of laws contrary to the provisions of this act be and the same pealed. are hereby repealed, made null and void.

Passed at Dover, February 1, 1866.

Inconsistent acts re

CHAPTER 11.

CONSTABLE.

An Act to authorize the Lery Court of Kent County to continue in office

for a period of more than three years, a Constable in Dover Hundred,
to reside in the town of Dover.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen-
Levy Court tatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That

it sball and may be lawful for the Levy Court of Kent County,

of Kent Co.

IN RELATION TO PUBLIC OFFICERS.

upon the application of the leading business men in and adjacent may reap. to the town of Dover, to reappoint and continue in office for a term of more term of more than three years, any constable who has performed his official duties in a satisfactory manner to them, and who shall reside in said town of Dover.

Passed at Dover, February 6, 1866.

year's coustable in town of Dover.

CHAPTER 12.

SEAL OF OFFICE.

SEC, 1. Another person to procure seal.

12 Vol. 217. Sec. 1. Sec. 1 of Chap. 193, 12 Vol., amended.

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An Act to amend an act entitled, An Act to authorize the Register of

Chancery in and for New Castle County to procure a new seal of office," 12 Vol. 217. passed at Dover, January 24, 1862.

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 193, of vol. the name of James Duncan, in the third line of Section 1 of an amended. act to authorize the Register of Chancery in and for New Castle county to procure a new seal of office, passed at Dover, January Another per24, 1862, is hereby stricken out, and the name of Samuel Guthrie son to proinserted in lieu thereof.

Passed at Dover, February 14, 1866.

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