CHAPTER 149

A PRIVATE ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF MARTHA A. SPICER, WIDOW OF MINOS R. SPICER, DECEASED.

WHEREAS, on June 29, 1958, Minos R. Spicer was drowned as a result of riding as a passenger on a ferry owned and operated by the State Highway Department of the State of Delaware across the Nanticoke River in Sussex County; and

WHEREAS, the said Minos R. Spicer left to survive him a widow, Martha A. Spicer, who would have received support and maintenance from the said Minos R. Spicer had the said Minos R. Spicer lived the balance of his natural life; and

WHEREAS, the accident that caused the death of the said Minos R. Spicer could in no wise be attributed to negligence or carelessness on his part; and

WHEREAS, no remedy is available to Martha A. Spicer at law for the recovery of damages;

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. That the State Treasurer be and is hereby authorized and directed to pay to Martha A. Spicer, Widow of Minos R. Spicer, the sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00).

Section 2. That this bill shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Bill and the monies hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury.

Approved October 11, 1963.