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OF SOVEREIGNTY, JURISDICTION AND LIMITS.

tions held in the several hundreds of the State shall apply to elections for the same officers of the said election districts excepting only so far as the general law for the election of the assessor and inspector and road commissioners is qualified by the provisions herein contained.

SECTION 6. That this act shall go into effect from and after the first day of July, A. D. 1891.

Passed at Dover, May 15, 1891.

CHAPTER 9.

OF LIMITS.

ing East

dred into two election districts changed.

AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An act to Divide East Dover Hun.

dred into Two Election Districts,” passed at Dover, April 10, 1885.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives

of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met: Lines divid- SECTION 1. Strike out all of Section 1 of the act entitled Dover hun. “An act to divide East Dover hundred into two election disaction tricts,' after the figure i in the first line of said section and

insert the following, to wit: That for the purpose of holding elections for State and County officers in East Dover Hundred the said hundred shall be divided into two election districts by the following lines, viz: Beginning at a point in the public road leading from Dover to Hazlettville where the dividing line between East Dover hundred and West Pover hundred intersects said public road at or near John Slaughter's gate, thence running with said public road to the limits of the town of Dover and continue with North street of the town of Dover to State street in said town of Dover, thence running in a northerly direction with State street in the town of Dover to the inillpond formerly known as Shakespeare's millpond, thence up the westerly side of said pond and up Fork Branch to the Delaware Railroad, thence in a northerly direction up said railroad to the dividing line between Little

OF SOVEREIGNTY, JURISDICTION AND LIMITS.

election dis

East Dover hundred.

election dis

Creek hundred and East Dover hundred. All that part of said hundred east of said dividing line which runs from the limits of corner of State street and North street to the dividing trict No. 1, line of East Dover hundred and Little Creek hundred, and a all that part of said East Dover hundred which lies south of said North street in the town of Dover and south of said public road from Dover to Hazlettville, shall be called Election District No. 1 East Dover Hundred, and all that part of East Dover hundred which lies west of said line which runs Limits of from the corner of North street to the line dividing East trict No. 2, Dover hundred and Little Creek hundred and all that part of hu said East Dover hundred which lies north of said North street and north of said public road from Dover to Hazlettville shall be called Election District No. 2 East Dover hundred. The election for District No. I shall be held at the Election. State House in the town of Dover, and the election for Dis- in dister trict No. 2 shall be held in the town of Dover at the brick schoolhouse on Governor's avenue, unless otherwise ordered in district by the Levy Court of Kent county.

East Dover hundred.

Where held

No. I.
Where held

No. 2.

SECTION 2. This act shall not apply to the election to be held on the nineteenth day of May, A. D. 1891, in relation to the calling of a Constitutional Convention.

Passed at Dover, May 15, 1891.

CHAPTER 10.

OF LIMITS.
AN ACT providing for Two Collectors for South Murderkill Hundred.

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

South

SECTION 1. That South Murderkill hundred shall be Murderkill divided, for the purpose of a more convenient collection of two collectaxes, into two collection districts, having for their bound-tid aries the same lines and being of the same dimensions as the Dimensions.

di vided into

tion districts.

OF PUBLIC LANDS.

Collectors appointed by Levy Court.

election districts of said hundred, designated as No. I and No. 2 in Section 1, Chapter 450, Vol. 18 Laws of Delaware.

SECTION 2. That one collector shall be appointed by the • Levy Court for each of the collection districts aforesaid

according to the provisions of Section 19, Chapter 8, Revised Statutes of this State, and all other laws applicable to the collectors of the several hundreds appointed under the provisions of the said section shall be applicable to the collectors of the collection districts hereby established.

Section 6, SECTION 3. That Section 6, Chapter 450, Vol. 18 Laws Vol. 18, re- 01

8,15. of Delaware, and all other laws inconsistent with this act be pealed.

and the same are hereby repealed.

Passed at Dover, February 19, 1891.

CHAPTER II.

OF PUBLIC LANDS.

AN ACT to enable Charles T. Purnell and Peter R. Lynch to locate

certain Vacant Lands consisting of an island of marsh lands, sometimes called Lower Bush Island and situated in Rehoboth Bay and in Lewes and Rehoboth Hundred and Sussex County.

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

in Rehoboth

To locate

SECTION 1. That some skillful surveyor be and he is. certain lands hereby authorized and empowered to go upon, survey and Bay. locate certain lands, consisting of an island of marsh lands,

sometimes called Lower Bush Island, and situated in Reho

both bay and in Lewes and Rehoboth hundred and Sussex Survey and county, and to make out a plot of same setting forth the

courses and distances thereof, and the number of acres therein returned to contained, and to return said plot into the office of the recorder's of corder of deeds in and for Sussex county aforesaid. Pro

vided, nevertheless, that it shall be the duty of the said

plot to be made and

Deeds.

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Purnell and
Peter R.

Charles T. Purnell and Peter R. Lynch, and they are hereby Charles T. required, as soon as practicable, after the return of the said Pure plot into the office of the Recorder of Deeds as aforesaid, to Lynch to

give notice. give notice in one or more newspapers printed in this State for the space of one inonth that the aforesaid lands have been surveyed and a plot thereof made out and delivered into the said office for the information of all persons concerned.

State Treas.

acre con

SECTION 2. If any person or persons shall claim the whole or any part thereof included within the said plot or survey, it shall and may be lawful for the person or persons when caso claiming said land or any part thereof to enter a caveat nie

+ veat may be before the said Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex county aforesaid, at any time within three months after the return of said plot, and thereupon all inatters at varience between the parties shall be heard and determined by the Superior Court in and for Sussex county aforesaid, in a summary way and according to the very right of the matter, at the next or any subsequent term of the said court.

SECTION 3. If the said Charles T. Purnell and Peter R. Lynch shall pay or caused to be paid to the State Treasurer Fifty cents within one year from the return of said plot into said Re-Soabe po corder's office on the final determination of the said Superior urer for each Court, as aforesaid, at the rate of fifty cents for each and tained in every acre of land contained in said survey or found to be vacant at the time of the passage of this act by the determination of the said Superior Court upon the hearing of a caveat, if any caveat shall be entered as aforesaid, and shall produce a certificate of the said State Treasurer of such payment to the Secretary of State of this State, it shall be the duty of the said Secretary of State, and he is hereby directed Secretary of to make out or cause to be made out in favor of the said make out a Charles T. Purnell and Peter R. Lynch a patent for the land favor of contained in said survey, or, if a caveat shall be entered as Puan aforesaid, for such part of said land included in said survey Peter R. or plot as shall have been determined by the said Superior Court to have been vacant, as aforesaid, in the same manner and form as is and has been usual in such cases, which patent shall be entered on record in the office for the record - Patent to be ing of deeds in and for Sussex county aforesaid.

urvey.

Charles T.

recorded.

SECTION 4. The said patent shall convey and transfer What conto the said Charles T. Purnell and Peter R. Lynch, their veya heirs and assigns, all the right, title, claim and interest of

veyed by patent.

OF PUBLIC LANDS.

the State of Delaware of, in and to the said lands embraced within the said patent.

Passed at Dozer, March 26, 1891.

CHAPTER 12.

OF PUBLIC LANDS.

AN ACT granting to William A. Atkinson the title of this State to a cer

tain tract of Salt Marsh herein mentioned.

authorized

certain piece
of salt
marsh.

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

Representatives of the State of Delaware in General AsWm. A. sembly met That William A. Atkinson be and he is Atkinson hereby authorized to employ some skillful surveyor to go to locate a upon, survey and locate a certain piece or parcel of vacant

salt marsh in Little Creek hundred, Kent county and State of Delaware, supposed to contain about fifteen acres, but be the same more or less, adjoining a tract or parcel of salt inarsh now held and owned by Joseph P. Comegeys, lying on the north side of the Mahon Landing road, and to make a map or plot of the same, setting forth the courses and distances thereof, and the number of acres therein contained, and return the said plot into the Recorder's office of Kent county aforesaid, and it shall be the duty of the said William

A. Atkinson, within one month after the return of said plot e into the Recorder's office aforesaid, to give notice of the same survey, &c. in one or more of the newspapers published in this State, for

the period of one month, that the aforesaid salt marsh has been surveyed, that a plot thereof has been returned into the office aforesaid for the information of all persons concerned.

Plot.

Return,

Notice of

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted as aforesaid, That Who may it shall or inay be lawful for any person or persons claiming enter caveat, any part of the salt marsh so as aforesaid surveyed to enter a

caveat before the said Recorder of Deeds, at any time within three months after the return of said plot and notice given as aforesaid, and thereupon all matters in controversy shall

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