An Act in relation to the Judgment and Continuance Dockets of the Superior Court of Kent County, and the General Indexes to the same.
WHEREAS it has been represented to this General Assembly that the dockets aforesaid do not show all the satisfactions of the judgments of the said court which have been made by legal process, nor does it appear by the indexes to the said dockets whether or not judgments therein indexed are satisfied; AND WHEREAS the people of this State would be greatly benefited if their searches for liens could be made sufficient by the dockets and indexes aforesaid, without actual reference to the returns to writs issued upon such liens, or to other entries equivalent to satisfaction ; therefore,
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That the Prothonotary of the Superior Court of Kent county be and he is hereby authorized and required, by himself, or a deputy by him to be appointed for that purpose, to examine the records of the said court and ascertain what judgments thereof have been satisfied, or otherwise discharged, by entries of satisfaction or returns of writs; and if such satisfaction shall appear by said returns, the same to enter under the hand of such Prothonotary, or deputy, upon the record of said judgments, and also to enter upon the aforesaid indexes, at every judgment referred to, which has been satisfied by said entries, returns, or otherwise, the capital letter S.
SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That when the said work is completed, the Levy Court of Kent county shall make, to the said Prothonotary, or deputy, as the case may be, a just and proper allowance for the same.
SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That hereafter it shall be the duty of the Prothonotaries in each county, when satisfaction of a judgment is made by entry, or otherwise, to Write the letter S in the index opposite the names of the parties in such judgment.
Passed at Dover, March 13, 1867.