AN ACT in relation to the execution of judgments in civil actions.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State Of Delaware in General Assembly met, That an execution may be issued upon a judgment in a civil action at any time within five years from the, time when such judgment was entered or rendered, or from the time When such judgment became due; or to collect any installment of a judgment within five years from the time when such installment fell due. This section shall only apply to cases when no execution has been previously issued to collect such judgment or installment, and to cases where one or more have been issued for such purpose, and it appears by the return of the officer that such judgment or installment, as the case may be, has not been paid or satisfied. As to all such* cases the law shall remain as at present.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That no judgment shall presumed to be deemed to be paid or satisfied, in whole or in part, by a levy on execution process, unless it appear otherwise than by the fact of such levy that such payment or satisfaction has been made.
Passed at Dover, March 4, 1857.
*so in the orginal