CHAPTER 26

APPROPRIATION - FOR GENERAL EXPENSES OF NEW CASTLE

TERCENTENARY COMMISSION

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE GENERAL EXPENSES OF THE NEW CASTLE TERCENTENARY COMMISSION.

WHEREAS, the 115th Session of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware by Act provided for a State Commission to prepare plans for a fitting Celebration on the occasion of the Tercentenary of the first Permanent Dutch Settlement in Delaware (at New Castle); and

WHEREAS, the Commission has prepared such plans with the co-operation of many citizens of this State, of the Library of Congress of the United States and other national associations and agencies, of the Netherlands Embassy at Washington and of other agencies representing the Dutch Government and Dutch people; and

WHEREAS, it is desirable and necessary that a general appropriation should be made for the payment of the expenses of the Commemoration of the Three Hundredth Anniversary of the establishment by the Dutch in Delaware of the first measures of self-government; and the founding of New Castle which was to become the Colonial Capital and the first Capital of the First State, NOW, 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 Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) be and the same is hereby appropriated out of the General Fund of the State of Delaware for defraying the expenses of the Celebration of the Three Hundredth Anniversary of Dutch settlement at New Castle in the State of Delaware, and the preparations therefor required to be executed by the said Commission.

Section 2. That the sum of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) so appropriated, shall be paid by the State Treasurer from the General Fund, from time to time to the "New Castle Tercentenary Commission" upon properly executed standard invoice forms signed by the President and Secretary of the Commission.

Section 3. This Act shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Act, and the funds hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated. The money appropriated as aforesaid shall become immediately available upon the approval of this Act.

Approved March 30, 1951.