AN ACT APPROPRIATING A CERTAIN SUM OF MONEY TO LIDA GRUWELL IN PAYMENT OF A CLAIM AGAINST THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
WHEREAS, on the fifteenth day of February, 1954, some pupils of the Viola School #156-C, Kent County, were burning trash and papers on the school grounds with the permission of the teacher; and
WHEREAS, the fire so made did spread out of the control of the pupils and extend beyond the school grounds to the land of Lida Gruwell; and
WHEREAS, the peach orchard of the said Lida Gruwell was severely damaged and at least two hundred thirty-three (233) trees thereof destroyed; NOW, THEREFORE,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:
Section 1. The State Treasurer is hereby directed to pay to Lida Gruwell, the sum of Two Thousand Three Hundred Thirty Dollars ($2,330.00) in full payment of her claim for damages to the said peach orchard.
Section 2. This Act is a supplementary appropriation and the money appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the General Fund of the State of Delaware.
Approved June 27, 1955.