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L 8496 NOV 2 1933

LAWS

OF THE

STATE OF DELAWARE.

c H A P.

I.

the Senate and home in General Warrants isande

ed void

An ACT to prevent the issuing of warrants for the

1798 location of land. D E it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That, from and after the passing of this hereafter. and act, it shall not be lawful for the Recorder of Deeds, in surveys made

+ thereon, declar. any county in this State, to issue any warrant, direct- ed ed to the surveyor of the county, authorising him to survey and locate any land or lands whatever; and that no surveyor of any county shall survey, locate, or make any plot of any lands upon any warrant of any recorder, which may be hereafter issued; and that all and every such warrant, survey, location, and plot shall be utterly null and void ; any law to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding.

Passed January 11, 1798. .

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1798

over Broad

An ACT to provide for the erection of a public bridge

across Broad-creek, in the county of Sussex. SECTION 1.

E it enacted by the Senate and House

of Representatives of the State of Commissioners Delaware in General Assembly met, That William erect a bridge Barclay Cooper, William Townsend, and Manaen

Bull, of the said county, or any two of them, are creek,

hereby authorised and empowered to cause to be erected, as soon as may be, a safe, good, and sufficient bridge and abutments over Broad-creek in the said county, at such.place between the saw-mill of George MitcheH ind the landing of Isaac Cooper, on the said cwerk, as the freeholders herein after directed to be summoned for that purpose, or any four of them, may determine is most conveniently situated.for the erection of the same: and the above named

Commissioners, or any two of them, are hereby furand to make the effer empowered to have the necessary roads and and causeways" : causeways leading to and from the said bridge, made to and from the in the direction, and for the distance, which shall be santa:

assigned by the said freeholders, or any four of them.

Sect. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall and The place for may

be lawful for the said Commissioners, or any two the erection of of them, to apply to the Prothonotary of Sussex counthe bridge, &c. shall be ascer

ty, and thereupon the said Prothonotary is hereby retained by a jury; quired and directed, by a writ directed to the Sheriff

of the said county, to cause six good and substantial freeholders of said county, not inhabitants of either of the said hundreds of Little-creek or Broad-creek, to attend and view the premises in the presence of the parties interested, if they will attend upon notice given them by the Sheriff

' for that purpose ten days at least before the meeting of the said Sheriff and freeholders, who shall, upon their oaths or affirmations respectively, to be administered by the said Sheriff, determine the place most proper for the erection of the said bridge, and the roads and causeways leading to and from the same, and thereon to proceed to ascer.

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tain the place for the erection of the said bridge, and
to survey and lay out the roads to and from the said
bridge ; and also by their verdict to say and deter-
mine, whether any and what damages the owner or who shall also
owners of any land through which the road and determine the
causeway may be laid ; and after a verdict given by damages.
a majority of said freeholders, the Sheriff is hereby
commanded, by a certain instrument in writing, un-
der his hand and seal, and the hands and seals of the
said freeholders, or a majority of them, to certify and
return the verdict and determination of the said free-
. holders into the Court of General Quarter Sessions of
the Peace, where (if the same shall be approved by
the said Court) the same shall remain upon record,
and be deemed and taken a public bridge, road, and
causeway : Provided always, That the said verdict and Verdict not to
determination so made and determined as aforesaid till damages be
shall not be confirmed by the said Court, until the paid or tendered
damages so assessed as aforesaid, if any, be paid or
tendered by the Commissioners, or any one of them,
to the owner or owners through whose land the said
road or causeway may be laid.

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Sect. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said Bridge,howtobe bridge shall be so constructed as to admit boats with constructed, &c. out masts, scows, and stocks, to pass under it with ease and convenience; that the abutments and causeway shall be at least twenty feet wide, and the bridge at least sixteen feet wide ; that there shall be made on each side of the bridge and abutments, a strong railing, at least three and an half feet high: And the said Commissioners, or any two of them, are Commissioners hereby required to appear before, and account for to account with

the Levy Court. such monies as may come into their hands, with the Commissioners of the Levy Court of the said county, at their meeting to be held on the first Tuesday of February, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-nine, and at such other times as the Commissioners of the said Levy Court may think proper to appoint.

Sect. 4. And be it further enacted, That the commissioners of the Levy Court of said county are hereby au

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