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CHAPTER 13.

An Act authorizing the Prothonotary of Kent County to copy

Indices.

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

tatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That Lory Court
the Levy Court of Kent County be, and they are hereby author- do thorized
ized, if in the judgment of the said court it shall be necessary, to Judgment
cause to be made,

by the Prothonotary of said county, a true and Kont County
correct copy or transcript of the Indices of the judgments entered or
signed in the Superior Court of the State of Delaware, in and for

transcribed.

time.

From what Kent County, from the year one thousand eight hundred and

thirty-two to the April Term one thousand eight hundred and Prothodo. sixty-one, in a substantial and well bound book or books, to be video boked by the said Prothonotary provided for that purpose.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That if the said Levy

Court shall deem it necessary, that the Indices aforesaid.should Commission be copied or transcribed, then that Joseph P. Comegys and an into tndez. John B. Penington be, and they are hereby appointed Commis

sioners, whose duty it shall be to examine the said transcript or copy of said Judgment Indices after the said Prothonotary shall

have completed it, and if they approve of the execution thereof, Certiacato. they shall certify the same to be a true and faithful transcript, and

that then, and after such certificate, the said transcript or copy shall become and be the Indices to judgments entered or signed in said Superior Court, for the time aforesaid, in lieu of the Indices now used therein, and the said Commissioners shall also certify

the completion of said transcript or copy to the Levy Court of Componu. Kent County, who shall pay to the said Commissioners and ProHur pala thonotary a just and reasonable compensation for their services.

Passed at Dover, February 12, 1861.

CHAPTER 16.

An Act to incorporate Shawnee Tribe, No. 5, Improved Order of

Red Men, Smyrna, Delaware. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, (two

thirds of the members of each branch thereof concurring,) That Memboro la. A. P. Rush, William R. McFarlane, John E. Mount, Leopold corponted.

Kind, William Meredith, William N. Ransom, James G. Meredith, Joseph Evans, Charles D. Letherbury, Edward McDonald, Wil. liam P. Legg, Joshua Hoyle and C. H. Hackett, and such other persons as now are or hereafter may become members of Shawnee Tribe, No. 5, Improved Order of Red Men, located in the Town of Smyrna, in Kent County, State of Delaware, shall be, by virtue of this act, one body politic and corporate in fact and in law, and shall have continuance and succession for twenty years, by the name, style and title of Shawnee Tribe, No. 5, I. O, R. M. Smyrna, Delaware.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Corpora. Corporation,

tion, and their successors, during the term of their corporate existence, shall be capable in law to purchase, take, receive and hold any lands, tenements, hereditaments, rents, leases, stocks, goods

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and chattels, bonds, notes, mortgages or money, or any other property whatsoever, which may be devised, given or conveyed to, or received by the payment of fees, dues and fines, and also to grant, sell, let, bestow, assign or transfer the same, and do all other matters relating thereto by the name and title aforesaid ; and shall have a common seal, with authority to break, alter and renew the same at pleasure; may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court of law or equity in this State, or elsewhere, in any and all manner of actions, suits, complaints, pleas, causes, and matters whatsoever.

SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That the members of the oficers, Corporation shall have power to appoint or elect such officers as they shall deem necessary and proper to conduct the business of the said Corporation, and properly manage its affairs conformable to the provisions of this act and to the by-laws of the said Corporation, and from time to time make and establish such by-laws and rules as they shall deem proper and necessary for the good gov

. ernment thereof. Provided such by-laws and rules be not contrary Proviso. to the laws and constitution of this State or of the United States.

SECTION 4. And be it further enacted, That the said Corporation shall not have power to hold or possess in any manner, goods, chattels, rights, credits, lands or tenements, or any other property, the clear income of which shall exceed the sum of five thousand dollars, and shall not possess any banking powers, other than the Banking lending of money on security for permanent investment.

prohibited, SECTION 5. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be Public act. deemed and taken to be a public act, and the power to revoke this charter at any time is hereby reserved to the Legislature.

Passed at Dover, January 29, 1861.

CHAPTER 17.

An Act to incorporate the Members of the Fame Hose Company, of

the City of Wilmington. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, (twothirds of each branch of the Legislature concurring,) That George Members inW. Wilkins, John Hazel and Joseph H. Martin, and such other corporated. persons as are or may hereafter become members of the Fame Hose Company, of the City of Wilmington, according to the laws and constitution of said Company, shall be, by virtue of these presents one body politic and corporate in deed, fact, name, and in law, to have continuance for twenty years, and no longer, by

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the name of the Fame Hose Company of the City of Wilming. ton.

SECTION 2. And be it enacted, That the said Corporation, by Corporation, the name aforesaid, shall be capable to sue and be sued, plead

and be impleaded, answer and defend, be answered and defended, in the Courts of law or equity, or in any other place whatsoever, and to purchase, take, and hold real estate and personal property, and to dispose of the same, and to receive and make all deeds, transfers, contracts, covenants, conveyances, and grants, whatsoever: Provided, nevertheless, That the said Corporation shall not take, have, hold, or possess, at any time any other real estate or property, house or houses, other than what shall and may be necessary for the purposes of the protecting, sheltering, and taking care of the carriage, hose, and other improvements and property of said Company, connected with the business and objects of the said Company, including a suitable room for holding the meetings of the Company, and provided, That the personal property of said Corporation shall not at any time exceed the value of five thousand dollars, and provided further, That the business and objects of said Corporation shall be, and the same are hereby limited and restricted to the usual and ordinary business and objects of such fire Companies.

SECTION 3. And be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Fame Hose Company of the City of Wilmington, and their successors, to have and use a common seal, with such device or devices as they [may] think proper, for sealing all and singular, deeds, grants, conveyances, contracts, bonds, and singular* other affairs touching or concerning said Corporation.

SECTION 4. And be it enacted, That the members of said Corporation shall bave power to appoint such officers as they may deem necessary or proper to conduct the affairs of the Company, and from time to time to make and establish by-laws, rules, and ordinances, not contrary or repugnant to the laws and constitution of this State, or of the United States, as they shall deem necessary and proper for the good government of said Company.

SECTION 5. And be it further enacted, That the right and power, at any time hereafter, to change, alter, annul, or revoke this act, and all

and every the provisions of the same, are hereby reserved to the Legislature.

SECTION 6. And be it further enacted, That this shall be a public act.

Passed at Dover, January 30, 1861.

Seal.

By-Laws.

Revocation.

Public Act.

* So in original,

CHAPTER 18.

Encourage-
ment of In-

An Act further to amend the act entitled "An Act for the Encourage

ment of Internal Improvements in the State of Delaware." SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That the act entitled “ An Act for the Encouragement of Internal Improve. Aet for tho ments in the State of Delaware," passed at Dover, January 26, A. D. 1859, be, and the same is hereby amended as follows, to ternal line wit: By striking out the words “ Thomas H. Denney, Alexander umended. Laws and George W. Spicer, commissioners hereby appointed to Commissionsuperintend and conduct said last named improvements,” in lines cedea.per35, 36 and 37 of Section 6, and inserting in lieu of the words so stricken out the words “the Leipsic Navigation Company."

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Thomas H. Denney, Alexander Laws and George W. Spicer, commissioners appointed by the act to which this is an amendment, are hereby authorized to account with and pay over to the “Leipsic Navigation Company” all moneys which they may have received by virtue of said act and appointment, and which have not been by them expended in pursuance of the provisions of said “Act for the Encouragement of Internal Improvements in the State of Delaware."

SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be, and is hereby made the duty of the State Treasurer to pay to the said “Leipsic Navigation Company” all moneys now applicable or hereafter to become applicable to the appropriation for the improvement of the Creek leading up to Leipsic, as contemplated by the act to which this is an amendment, and which have not already been paid to the commissioners appointed in said act to receive

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Passed at Dover, February 5, 1861.

CHAPTER 19.

An Act dividing Brandywine Hundred into Two Election Districts.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met: SECTION 1. That Brandywine for the purpose of holding elections for State and County officers divided into in Brandywine Hundred, the said hundred shall be divided into two election

districts.

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