CHAPTER 70 - APPROPRIATIONS - BURIAL OF INDIGENT SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES

AN ACT APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR THE PAYMENT OF CERTAIN OUTSTANDING AND UNPAID BILLS OF CERTAIN UNDERTAKERS FOR THE BURIAL OF CERTAIN INDIGENT SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES.

WHEREAS, prior to September 1934, there have been twenty-five deaths of indigent soldiers, sailors and marines, the burial expenses for each of whom, amounting to the sum of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), have not been paid, but would have been paid by warrants upon the State Treasury, in accordance with 3473. Sec. 38. and 3474. Sec. 39. of the Revised Code of Delaware 1915, as amended by Chapter 207 of Volume 35, and Chapter 189 of Volume 38, Laws of Delaware, except for the reason that the total amount of the appropriation for such purpose was exhausted; and

WHEREAS, certain undertakers of this State very generously volunteered to bury the said soldiers, sailors and marines, and agreed to wait for the payment of their respective claims for such services, until such time as the General Assembly would appropriate sufficient money for such purpose, said claims being twenty-five in all, at one hundred dollars each, and amounting to the total Sum of twenty-five hundred dollars ($2500.00).

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

Section 1. That the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars ($2500.00) be and the same is hereby appropriated for the purpose of paying each and all of the said claims of the said undertakers for the burial of the said soldiers, sailors and marines, at one hundred dollars each, in accordance with the provisions of 3473. Sec. 38. and 3474. Sec. 39. of the Revised Code of Delaware 1915, as amended as aforesaid; provided, that no payments shall be made in accordance with the requirements of this Section except and until the Secretary of State has given his approval thereto in writing.

Section 2. That this Act shall be taken to be a Supplementary Appropriation Act and the money hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved May 1, 1935.