AN ACT providing for the payment of funeral expenses, medical, nursing, and necessary bills of last sickness in certain cases.
SECTION I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That whenever any sheriff or constable, by virtue of any execution process, shall supersede an executor or administrator, application of proceeds and sell the goods and chattels of any deceased person, on whose estate there have been letters testamentary or of administration granted, shall*out of the proceeds of said sale, persons, under caeca and before applying any part thereof towards satisfying any execution, pay, 1st, funeral expenses of said deceased : 2nd, the reasonable bills for medicine and medical attendance during last sickness of the deceased, and for nursing and necessaries for the last sickness of the deceased.
SECTION 2. And be it further enacted as aforesaid, That in case there has been no administration or letters testamentary granted on the estate of the deceased, any sheriff or constable selling said deceased person's goods by virtue of any execution process, shall, before applying any proceeds of the sale towards satisfying any execution, pay in the order in which they stand, the said bills mentioned in section 1 of this bill.
Passed at Dover, March 2, 1875.