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be heard and determined by the Superior Court of Kent Ownership, county aforesaid, in a summary way, and according to the mined. right of the matter, at the next or any subsequent term thereof.

SECTION 3. And be it further enačled as aforesaid, That if the said William A. Atkinson, his heirs or assigns, shall pay or caused to be paid at the rate of 50 cents per acre Rate of for each and every acre of salt marsh contained in said sur- pa vey to the State Treasurer, within one year from the date of the return of said survey or plot, or the determination of said Superior Court as aforesaid, and shall produce a certificate of the said State Treasurer of such payınent to the Secretary of State, it shall be the duty of said Secretary of State, and he is hereby directed to make out, or cause to be made out, in favor of the said William A. Atkinson, his heirs and To whom assigns, a patent for the lands and salt marsh contained in De said survey and plot, or for such part thereof as shall have finally been determined to be vacant by said Superior Court upon having* any objections to the confirmation of the title thereto, if any objections shall be filed, which patent shall convey and transfer to the said William A. Atkinson, his heirs and assigns, all the right, title, property, claim and demand of this State of, in and to the said tract, piece and parcel of salt marsh and every part and parcel thereof, which said patent shall be entered of record in the Recorder's office Where reof Kent county aforesaid.

Passed at Dover, April 9, 1891.

patent may be issued.

corded.

*So enrolled

OF PUBLIC LANDS.

CHAPTER 13.

OF PUBLIC LANDS.

AN ACT to enable Hetty L. Sommers to survey and locate certain Vacant
Lands in Baltimore Hundred, Sussex County, and complete title thereto.

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

SECTION 1. That Hetty L. Sommers be and she is Hetty L. hereby authorized to employ some skillful surveyor to go authorized upon, survey and locate certain vacant lands in Baltimore Surveyor to hundred, Sussex county, situated in front of the residence locate cert of the said Hettie L. Soinmers and bounded by lands of

William S. H. Williams and heirs of Joseph E. Hall, deceased, and others, and a body of water known as the Fresh Pond, or so inuch thereof as the said Hettie L. Sommers may see proper, setting forth the courses and distances thereof, with the number of acres therein contained, and

make and return a plot thereof to the Recorder of Deeds of Plot to be Sussex county, who shall record the same within sixty days returned to after the return of said plot to the office aforesaid. The said Deedsder of Hettie L. Sommers shall give notice, for the period of one Same to be month, in one or more newspapers published in Sussex Hetty L. county, that the above described lands thus surveyed and the give notice, plot thereof returned into the office aforesaid for the informa

tion of all persons concerned. *

SECTION 2. That if any person shall claim the whole or any part of the land included in said survey or plot it shall be lawful for any such claimant to enter caveat before

the said Recorder at any time within three months after the Caveat may return of said plot and notice given as aforesaid, and there

upon all inatters at variance respecting the claim so made shall be heard and determined in a suinmary manner by the Superior Court in and for Sussex county, and according to the very right of the matter, at the next or any subsequent term thereof.

SECTION 3. That if the said Hettie L. Sommers, her heirs or assigns, shall pay or cause to be paid to the State Treasurer, at or before the expiration of one year from the return of said plot or the determination of said court if

* So enrolled.

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OF PUBLIC LANDS.

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caveat should be entered, at the rate of fifty cents for each Fifty and every acre of land included in said survey and re- be paid to

State Treas. turn, and shall produce to the said * Secretary of State a urer. certificate of such payment, it shall be the duty of said Secretary, and he is hereby directed to make out and de- Secretary to liver to the said Hetty L. Sommers, her heirs and assigns, patenta patent for the land included in such survey and return, or for such part thereof as may have been determined by said court to have been vacant at the time of the passage of this act, which patent shall be entered of record in the Patent to be office for recording of deeds in and for Sussex county, and shall convey and transfer to the said Hettie L. Sommers, her heirs and assigns, all the right, title, interest and claim of the State of Delaware, into and out of the lands therein mentioned.

Passed at Dover, April 14, 1891.

recorded.

CHAPTER 14.

OF PUBLIC LANDS.

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AN ACT to enable George W. Jones to take up certain Vacant Lands

in Gumboro Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware. Whereas George W. Jones, of Gumboro hundred, Sussex George W. county, Delaware, has in connection with his farm a certains piece of land, adjoining lands of Ezekiel Timmons, the cant lands in quantity of which is unknown, of which [he] and those under hundred,

Sussex whom he claiins have had continued, uninterrupted and county. peaceable possession for a period exceeding twenty years, and which is fast and arable land, which possession, according to the statute in such case made and provided, precludes the State from setting up any claim or title to the said land;

And whereas in order to have record evidence of title to the said land the said George W. Jones wishes to have his said title confirmed by legislative enactment; now therefore

* So enrolled

OF THE PASSING AND PUBLICATION OF THE LAWS.

granted,
&c., to said

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatites

of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met: State's in- SECTION 1. That the title, interest, estate, claim and delands» sard mand of the State of Delaware of, in and to the aforesaid land

aid described in the preamble of this act be and the same is hereby George W. granted, conveyed and confirined unto the said George W.

Jones, his heirs and assigns; to have and to hold the said lands and premises to and for the only proper use, benefit and behoof of him, the said George W. Jones, his heirs and assigns forever.

Passed at Dover, May 6, 1891.

Jones.

CHAPTER 15.

OF THE PASSING AND PUBLICATION OF THE LAWS.

AN ACT to Revive Private Acts and extend the time of Recording the same.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatices of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds

of each branch concurring therein): Unpublished SECTION 1. That all unpublished acts heretofore passed and renewed which have not by special acts been repealed or become void

by lapse of the time for which they were limited, be and the same are hereby severally renewed and re-enacted and together with the provisions therein contained are respectively declared to be in full force henceforth for a like period as that provided for in the original act, and all acts and transactions done and to be done and performed, under the provisions of said acts respectively, shall have the same force and effect and be as valid to all intents and purposes as if the

said acts had been severally renewed and reënacted and reCertified corded according to law. Provided, that this enactment cuped from shall not take effect in the case of any act until a certified Secretary of copy thereof, procured of the Secretary of State, after notice notice filed duly filed in his office of intention to take advantage of the

provisions of this act, shall be duly recorded in the Recorder's

to be recorded.

OF THE PASSING AND PUBLICATION OF THE LAWS.

office of one of the counties of this State, and provided that no such copy shall be received for record after the expiration of one year froin the passage of this act.

SECTION 2. This act shall be deemed and taken to be a Public act. public act and be published as such.

Passed at Dover, February 5, 1891.

CHAPTER 16.
OF THE PASSING AND PUBLICATION OF THE LAWS.
AN ACT entitled an act to Extend the Time for Recording Private

Statutes.

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corded.

Whereas, certain private acts of incorporation and acts Private acts to amend or renew private acts of incorporation, and other ation not reacts of a private nature heretofore passed by the General Assembly of this State, have not been recorded in the Recorder's office in one of the counties of this State within twelve months after the passage of the same, as provided in Section 3, of Chapter 4, of Revised Code Laws of Delaware; therefore

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

SECTION 1. That all private acts of incorporation, and Time for reacts to amend or renew private acts of incorporation, vate acts of and other acts of a private nature, heretofore passed by the incorporaGeneral Assembly of this State, may be recorded in the Re-tended

twelve corder's office in one of the counties of this State within months. twelve months after the passage of this act, and that none of said private acts of incoporation or acts to amend or renew private acts of incorporation or other acts of a private nature, by reason of not being recorded prior to the time herein allowed for the recording of the same, shall be deemed or taken to be void, and that the records thereof, or any office copy of such records, shall be evidence.

Passed at Dover, April 28, 1891.

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