CHAPTER 115

AN ACT TRANSFERRING MONEY FROM THE CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENABLING THE PUBLIC ARCHIVES COMMISSION TO OBTAIN AND RESTORE CERTAIN HISTORICAL PROPERTIES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. The Governor is requested and directed to accept, on behalf of the State, the generous devise of "Buena Vista" as contained and described in Item 6 of the Will of C. Douglass Buck, dated August 13, 1963, and the codicils thereto dated June 11, 1964, and January 4, 1965, as probated February 3, 1965 and of record in the Register of Wills Office in and for New Castle County, in Folder number 48177.

Section 2. The Public Archives Commission is requested and directed to purchase on behalf of the State, the Thomas W. Murray and Elsie G. Murray "Woodburn" property in Dover as described in deed of William F. Storey et.ux. to Thomas W. Murray and Elsie G. Murray, dated November 25, 1953 and of record in the office for the Recording of Deeds in and for Kent County, Delaware, in Deed Record F, Volume 20, Page 523.

Section 3. There is hereby transferred and appropriated out of the Capital Investment Fund, existing pursuant to Chapter 62, Title 29, Delaware Code, to the Public Archives Commission $225,000 for the following purposes:

(a) For the restoration, redecoration, furnishing and conversion of the Governor C. Douglass Buck "Buena Vista" property in New Castle County into an historic site and community center: $100,000

(b) For the purchase of the Thomas Murray "Woodburn" property on Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware: 65,000

(c) For the restoration, redecoration, furnishing and conversion of "Woodburn" into a government house, to be used as a Governor's Mansion, executive office, and a place of official entertainment: 60,000

No money shall be expended for purposes (a) and (c) above unless and until the State has received title to "Buena Vista" and "Woodburn" respectively.

Section 4. Upon the State receiving title to the said "Buena Vista" and "Woodburn" properties, the properties shall be under the custody and control of the Public Archives Commission.

Approved June 9, 1965.