An Act to amend chapter 125 of the Revised Code.
Whereas, the present depreciation of the currency of the country has rendered it very difficult in many instances to procure the services of competent persons to execute the orders issued by the, several Courts of this State in cases of surveys and divisions of intestate lands in the Orphan's Court, partitions in the Court of Chancery, ejectments in the Superior Court, the marking and bounding of disputed lines and the laying out of public roads, &c. Therefore,
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That from and after the passage of this act, it shall and may be lawful for the Courts of this State to fix the compensation of all persons properly employed as Surveyors chain-carriers ax-men, target bearers, freeholders, commissioners, witnesses and all other persons necessary to the economical execution of any order of the Courts of this State in of the cases referred to in the preamble to this act, and shall also make a just and fair allowance to the person having in charge the procurement of the execution of any such order for his services in the premises, including the board and accommodations of Persons properly employed in and about the execution of said work, and all such charges and the expenses so incurred in and about the premises shall be a joint charge upon all the parties interested in such work in proportion of their respective interests therein.
SECTION 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all such portions of Chapter 125 as are inconsistent with the provisions of the first section of this act be and the Same are hereby repealed, made null and void.
Passed at Dover, August 12, 1864,