OF HABEAS CORPUS.
AN ACT to amend Section 12 of Chapter 115 of the Revised Code of the Laws of Delaware.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
SECTION I. That Section 12 of Chapter 115 of the Revised Code of the Laws of Delaware be and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto the 'words following, to' wit:
"Where the writ of habeas corpus is made returnable before the Chancellor or any Judge of the Superior Court in vacation, such contempt shall be punishable by the Chancellor or such Judge by both fine and imprisonment, or either, in his discretion; and the Chancellor or such Judge shall have power, by attachment for contempt, to compel the production before him of the body of the person imprisoned or restrained of his liberty."
Passed at Dover, April 3, 1883.