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OF THE STATE HOUSE.

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CHAPTER 7.

OF THE STATE HOUSE.

AN ACT in relation to obtaining certain Portraits for the State

House.

WHEREAS, the State possesses some portraits of Governors but portraits of few prominent Delawareans who have held offices under the State, and,

WHEREAS, it is deemed advisable to obtain as many portraits as possible of Signers of the Declaration of Independence from Delaware, United States Senators, Congressmen, Judges of the Court and Cabinet Officers appointed from this Statė, therefore,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That a Commission consisting of the Governor of the State, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives be and the same are hereby appointed a Commission to obtain by gift or purchase portraits as recited in the preamble to this Act.

Commission appointed

Number of Section 2. Portraits that may be purchased shall be portraits limited to five in a

limited to five in any one year.

year

Section 3. The State Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to pay out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated on warrants drawn by the Governor from time to time amounts necessary to carry this Act into effect.

Approved March 26, A. D. 1913.

OF THE STATE HOUSE.

CHAPTER 8.

OF THE STATE HOUSE.

AN ACT Providing for the Decoration of the State Capitol by the

Representation in Painting of Historical Episodes in the History of the Country prominently participated in by Delawareans.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa tires of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

To serve with

Section 1. That a Commission composed of Miss Commission Emily P. Bissell, of Wilmington, Mrs. Charles Cope. named land, of Christiana Hundred, Mrs. Charles R. Miller, of Wilmington, Miss Mary Hutchins, of Middletown, Mrs. Henry M. Ridgely, of Dover, Mrs. John Sheldrake, of Harrington, Mrs. Robert Lindale, of Wyoming, Mrs. S. J. Reynolds, of Smyrna, Mrs. Lewis W. Mustard, of Lewes, Mrs. Thomas Rawlins, of Seaford, Miss Jennie Davis, of Milford, and Miss Julia Burton, of Georgetown, Delaware, shall be, and the same is hereby created, who shall serve without pay, to select tho subject or sub jects, contract for the painting of, and under the terms Authorized to of this act, pay for the painting of some historical scene and pay for or scenes connected with the history of this state, with painting which to decorate the walls of the State Capitol. Such painting or paintings shall be of merit proper for such Character of decoration and shall be suitably placed in the capitol as lected

paintings seselected and arranged for by the said Commission. Payments for such decorations and paintings shall be made on the recommendation of said Commission, through its Chairman, from money in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, provided that during the two years penditureo succeeding the passage of this Act, and until further paintings sums shall be appropriated for such purposes, no con

Limit as to ex OF THE STATE HOUSE.

tract shall be executed for such painting or paintings made thereunder or other obligation incurred in anywise which shall exceed the sum of fifty-five hundred dollars.

Approved March 19, A. D. 1913.

OF THE STATE HOUSE, LIBRARY AND PUBLIC OFFICES.

CHAPTER 9.

OF THE STATE HOUSE, LIBRARY AND PUBLIC OFFICES.

AN ACT assigning the Rooms in the State House and the State

Library and Administration Building to 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 the Senate and Representative Cham- Rooms to be bers and all other rooms on the second and third floors ly by General

Assembly in the old or main building of the State House at Dover and the rooms on the first floor of said building immediately under the Senate Chamber shall be at all times for the exclusive use of the General Assembly and under its control.

Section 2. That the communicating rooms at the south-Rooms to be west corner of the old or main building on the first floor Governor of said State House are hereby designated as the Governor's offices and are assigned to said officer.

State

Section 3. That the rooms and the fire-proof vault Rooms to be situated on the north side of said old or main building on Secretary of the first floor of said State House are hereby designated as the offices of the Secretary of State and are assigned to said officer.

Section 4. That all the communicating rooms on the Rooms to be east side of the new State Library and Administration Librarion for Building and the adjoining room on the south side of Reading Room the old or main building on the first floor thereof, together with the cellar under said new building are hereby des

OF THE STATE HOUSE, LIBRARY AND PUBLIC OFFICES.

ignated for the use of the State Library and Reading Room, and the small office in the center thereof is assigned to the State Librarian.

Rooms to be

Section 5. That the communicating rooms at the northused by State west corner on the first floor of the new State Library

and Administration Building are hereby designated as the offices of the State Treasurer and are assigned to said officer.

Section 6. That the communicating rooms at the southRooms to be used by State west corner on the first floor of the new State Library

and Administration Building are hereby designated as the offices of the Auditor of Accounts and are assigned to said officer.

Room tobe used

Section 7. That the room at the southwest corner or by Insurance the second floor of the new State Library and Adminis

tration Building is hereby designated as the office of the Insurance Commissioner and is assigned to said officer.

Room to be Section 8. That the room at the northwest corner on
used by State
Board of the second floor of the new State Library and Adminis-
Agriculture

tration Building is hereby designated as the office of the
State Board of Agriculture and is assigned to said Board.

Room to be Section 9. That the large middle room on the second used by State Judiciary floor of the new State Library and Administration Build

ing is hereby assigned to the use of the Judiciary of the State of Delaware.

All other rooms

Section 10. That all other rooms in the State House to be assigned by State Li- or the new State Library and Administration Building brarian under direction of shall be assigned by the State Librarian under the direcGovernor

tion of the Governor for such uses and purposes as may be designated by the Governor.

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