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An ACT ceding to the United States of America,

the sites of piers, and piers in the river Delaware off the town of New-Castle, and jurisdiction in, and over the same.

THEREAS by an act of the congress of the Preamble. V United States of America, passed the sixth a April, in the year of our Lord, One thousand eigne hundred and two, entitled, “ An act authoriz. ing the erection of certain light-houses, and for other purposes,” it was among other things enacted, that it should be lawful, for the secretary of the treasury under the direction of the President of the United States, to cause to be expended in repairing and erecting public piers in the river De. laware, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dol.. lars, and that the same be paid out of any monies in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated : Provided, that the jurisdiction of the site where any such piers may be erected shall be first ceded to the United States according to the conditions, in such case by law provided ; and whereas it is proposed, that part of the said sum of money shall be expended and laid out, pursuant to the said recited provision in the erection of certain piers in the river Delaware, at the port of New-Castle, provided that the Legislature of the State of Delaware, shall by law cede to the United States, the sites where any such piers may be erected, according to the conditions in such case by law provided. .

Sect. 1. Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, in General Assembly met, That the sites Sites of piers, of all piers that may hereafter be erected under the &c. off the town

of New-Castle, herein before recited provision of the act of congress ceded to the United States aforesaid, off the town of New-Castle in the river

Delaware aforesaid, and the lands and tenements thereunto belonging, together with the jurisdiction of, in and over the same, and the said piers when erected are declared to be, and are hereby ceded to, and vested in, the United States of America fully and absolutely.

Piers, &c. here. Sect. 2. And be it further enacted, That the
tofore erected, public piers heretofore erected off the said town in
vested in the
United States.

the river Delaware aforesaid, and the sites thereof -
and of whatsoeveradditions that may be made
to, and the lands and tenements thereunto belang.
ing, together with the jurisdiction of, in, and over
the same, are declared to be and are hereby ceded
to, and vested in, the United States aforesaid fully
and absolutely.

Senators of this Sect. 3. And be it further enacted, That the State in con gress, authoriz. senators of this state in the congress of the United ed to execute States, are hereby authorized, empowered and redeeds of con firmation, in quired (if the President of the United States should case the same deem it necessary) to execute any deed or deeds of shall be deemed necessary.

confirmation or of other nature, conveying to the United States of America all the right, title and interest of the State of Delaware, of, in and to, the sites of piers, and piers in the river Delaware, off the town of New-Castle, together with all the lands, tenements and appurtenances thereto belonging, with full jurisdiction in and over the same, as granted and ceded, or declared or intended so to be, by the provisions contained in the two pre. ceding sections of this act, to have and to hold to the said United States fully and absolutely

Passed at Dover, Jan. 11, 1803.

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1803 An additional Supplement to an act, entitled, An

Act for the better relief of the poor,passed at 2 vol. 989.
Dover, the 29th day of January, one thousand
seven hundred and ninety-one, and for other pur-

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TTTHEREAS it appears to the general Assem- Preamble.

bly of this State, that great inconvenience and hardship, by ill-treatment are experienced by apprentices bound by the trustees of the poor, and as well by other apprentices or servants, owing to there being no redress to be obtained, but from the Court of general quarter sessions of the peace, for remedy whereof,

Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and Truste House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, Poor, on comin General Assembly met, That from and after plan

plaint by an apthe passing of this act, it shall and may be lawful by them may

Sebi issue summons for the respective trustees of the poor within this issues

against the mas. State, on complaint to them made by any appren- ter or mistress. tice by them bound, or his, her or their parent or next friend, for or by reason of any breach of covenant or other matter, cause or thing whatsoever, for the said respective trustees, or a majority of them, to issue a summons against such master or How proceeded mistress, directed to any constable of said county, and cause him or her to come before them to answer such complaint; and after hearing the proofs and allegations of the parties, to discharge any apprentice from his or her indenture, and bind him or her out to some other master or mistress, if to the said trustees it shall seem meet and convenient so to do.

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SECT. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Chancellor or chancellor of this State or any one of the judges of may issue a sum

a single judge, the Supreme court or Court of general sessions of mons against a

master or misthe peace, on application to any one of them made tress.

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at any time hereafter by any apprentice or servant, or by his or their parent or next friend, are hereby authorized and empowered to issue their summons against said master or mistress, directed to any constable of said county, and to proceed and deter. mine, as is directed by an act, entitled, “ A supplementary act to the act, entitled, an act for the better regulation of servants and slaves, within this government.”

See chap. 129. a.

Passed at Dover, Jan. 13, 1803.

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CH A P. CXXII.
An ACT to reduce the price of the bound laws of

this State, and for other purposes.

Preamble,

THEREAS by an act of the general As

sembly of this State, authorizing the printing and procuring one thousand copies or sets of the bound laws of this State, which was done, and a considerable number thereof remain on hand, owing to the high price thereof; and whereas the promulgation of the laws of this State and the diffusion of knowledge consequent there. on, it is believed, would greatly contribute to the peace and harmony of society, and in order to promote so desirable an object,

Secretary to Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House pies of the

- of Representatives of the State of Delaware, in bound laws, to General Assembly met, That the secretary of this each of the

State, be, and he is hereby authorized and required counties of New Castle and forthwith to transmit and deliver over to the proSussex. thonotaries of the counties of New-Castle and

Sussex, each, two hundred copies, or sets of the

bound laws of this State, and shall deliver over to Residue for Kent county. the prothonotary of Kent county the residue, or

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such part as may remain, taking duplicate receipts therefor ; one of which he shall deposit with the auditor of accounts for this State, and the other he shall file in his own office. And that the legislature of this State will reimburse to the said secretary, his expenses, in and about the transmission and delivery of the said copies of the lawsa

Sect. 2. And be it further enacted by the authori. Prothonotaries ty a foresaid, That each of the prothonotaries of shall advertise

" the sale, and the counties aforesaid, respectively, shall imme. price, &c. and diately on the receipt of the aforesaid bound laws, advertise in each of the hundreds of the counties, respectively, giving information of the sale and at what price, and expose them to sale at four dollars and twenty-five cents the set, retaining and deducting thereout twenty-five cents for each set, for their commissions and trouble, they shall each and every transmit dupli. of them, transmit to the secretary aforesaid, dupli- cate accounts of

sales to the se. cate accounts of their sales for every six months, cretary, &c describing therein, each and every purchaser's name, one of which accounts shall be lodged with the auditor of accounts, and the other with the State treasurer.

Sect. 3. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid prothonotaries, respectively, shall pay Prothonotaries over to the State treasurer, at the expiration of shall pay over

to the State every six months, all monies in their hands arising tre from the sale of the laws aforesaid, taking dupli. six months, and

take duplicate cate receipts therefor, one of which shall be lodg. rec ed with the auditor of accounts.

Passed at Dover, Jan. 13, 1803. : : :

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