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CONCERNING THE PUBLIC REVENUE.

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bank or banking association in this State, organized, created or established, or which may be hereafter organized, created or established under the provisions of the act of Congress aforesaid, or any supplement or amendment thereto, shall fail or neglect to keep a correct list of the names and residences of all the shareholders in the association, and the numbers of shares held by each, in the office where its business is transacted, as required by the act of Congress aforesaid, or shall refuse to permit the State Treasurer to inspect and copy such list during business hours of each day in which business may be legally transacted, it shall be the duty of the State Treasurer to serve notice in writing on the President and Cashier so in default in neglecting to keep such list, or in refusing to permit the State Treasurer to inspect and copy the same, requesting them within ten days from the service of such notice to deliver to him, at the time and place designated in said notice, a correct list of the names and residences of all the shareholders in such national bank or banking association and the number of shares held by each shareholder; and if the President and Cashier of any national bank or banking association, or Penalty for either of them, upon whom notice as aforesaid has been served, pealece of shall refuse or neglect to deliver to the State Treasurer such list and Cashier at the time and place designated, they shall be guilty of misde- list andere meanor, and upon conviction thereof shall forfeit and pay to the State TreaState a fine not less than five hundred dollars not more than one the same."

surer inspect thousand dollars.

SECTION 4. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if any person or body corporate owning or holding any share or shares of the capital stock of any national bank or banking association in this State shall refuse or neglect to pay to the State Treasurer the tax assessed under the provisions of this act upon the share or shares owned by such person or body corporate, for a period of thirty days after the same shall have become due and payable, it shall be the duty of the State Treasurer and he is hereby authorized and required to proceed to col. In case of relect the same, and he, and any collector by him appointed as lect to pay hereinafter provided, shall have all the powers for the collection the same of taxes imposed by this act as are granted to collectors of county tected. taxes by the provisions of Chapter 12 of the Revised Statutes of this State; and in addition to the remedies granted in said chapter to the collectors of county taxes, the State Treasurer may sue out of the Superior Court, in either of the counties, an attachment in his own name, and attach the dividends of any shareholder so in default in the hands of the Cashier of the bank or banking association in which such shares are held, and may recover in such attachment double the amount of taxes so unpaid and all costs.

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SECTION 5. Be it further enacted as aforesaid, That the State Collector for Treasurer may appoint one collector for each of the counties of

the State; such appointment shall be in writing, and notice

thereof shall be given in one or more newspapers published in Official bond the county for which the appointment is made. The official bond Treasurer. of the State Treasurer shall be liable for all money received

under the provisions of this act by him or the collector whom he Collectors to may appoint. The State Treasurer shall require the collector to

give bond in such amount and with such security as he may
approve, conditioned for the collection of all taxes committed to

them and the payment of all taxes by them collected to the State Compeusa: Treasurer; he shall pay to the collector by him appointed two

per cent. on the amount of taxes which they may collect, to be
deducted from the commissions of the State Treasurer for his
services under this act.

SECTION 6. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid,

That the State Treasurer shall receive for the performance of the Compensa

duties imposed by this act, three per cent. on the amount of tion of State taxes collected.

SECTION 7. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid,

That upon the payment in any year of the tax herein provided State banks, by the shareholders in any banking association which has been after conver changed or converted from a State bank into such banking asso

ciation, such State bank so converted shall, for any year such
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taxtim- tax has been paid by the shareholders aforesaid, be exempt from

the payment of the tax provided for in their act of incorporation
and laws of the State applicable to such corporation.

Passed at Dover, February 16, 1866.

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Rev. Code, An Act to amend Chapter 10 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Dela

ware, entitled Assessors,and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresenChap 10, tatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That

Section 7 of Chapter 10 of the Revised Statutes of the State of

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Delaware, entitled "Assessors," be and the same is hereby amended Certain by striking out the words “and if of slaves the sex” in lines four ting to and five of said section.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said chapter be further amended by striking out all of Sections Section 9 of said chapter, and also by striking out all of Section said Chapter 12 of the same chapter.

SECTION 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall be the duty of the respective Levy Courts of the the assessseveral counties of this State, at their first meeting after the passage of this act, to cause to be stricken from the assessment stricken book in the respective counties of this State all assessments of sessment slaves, and to deduct the same from the assessment of such persons as may be found assessed therewith.

SECTION 4. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That in all editions of the Laws of this State hereafter to be Future pub published, the said Chapter 10 shall be published as hereby amended.

Passed at Dover, February 8. 1866.

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An Act in relation to this State's Stock in the Farmers' Bank.

WHEREAS this State is the owner of [a] majority of the stock Preamblo. in the Farmers' Bank, and has, by an act passed at the present session of the General Assembly, given its consent that said bank shall be converted into a national bank;

AND WHEREAS by the charter of the aforesaid Farmers' Bank the State stock is not voted at elections of directors, but she has the right secured to her to appoint three of the nine directors who transact the business of the principal bank, at Dover, and also three of each of the nine who transact the business of each of the branches, thus giving the State twelve of the thirtysix directors of the bank, or one-third of the whole;

AND WHEREAS by the provisions of the eleventh section of the national banking law, being the act of Congress approved on the

IN RELATION TO PUBLIC OFFICERS.

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the second line of Section 3, and insert the word "five "* in the State Trea: 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 pub

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

Passed at Dover, February 14, 1866.

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* So in original and enrolled bill.

CHAPTER 7.

CHANCELLOR AD LITEM.

Sec. 1. Appointment of Chancellor od litem

authorized where the Chancellor has
been counsel in callse.
Authority of
Nature of decree.

Sec. 1. How enforced.

Appeal.
SEC. 2. Compensation.

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

cases.

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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

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 Decree, how 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. SBC. I. Chapter annended.

Sec. 1. Notaries for State and National Bank

authorized Proviso.

Chap 36.

An act to cunend au act entitled 66 An det to comend the Thirty-sixth 11 Vol. 230.

Chapter of the Rerised ('ode.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 February, 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, Proviro. That the privileges and duties of the Notaries Public who may bereafter 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.

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CHAPTER 9.

NOTARIES PUBLIC.

K. 1. Additional Nutaries Public authorized. | Sec. 1. Three for each of the counties.

An Act authorizing the Governor of this Sate 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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