AN ACT to amend Chapter 617 of Volume 17 of the Laws of Delaware entitled "An act in relation to Sheriffs making deeds for lands and tenements sold by them under execution process," passed at Dover, April 17, 1883.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That Section 1 of Chapter 617 of Volume 17 of the Laws of Delaware, entitled "An act in relation to Sheriffs making deeds for lands and tenements sold by them under execution process," passed at Dover, April 17, 1883, be and the same is hereby repealed and stricken out, and the following inserted in lieu thereof; to wit:
SECTION I. That whenever an execution for sale of lands execution by sheriff and tenements shall be directed and delivered to a sheriff in whose term expires alter office whose term shall expire before the confirmation of the sale made under and by virtue of the said execution, or whose term shall expire after confirmation of said sale but before the execution and acknowledgment of the deed to be made in pursuance thereof, then and in either case the sheriff making said sale shall have authority as late sheriff to make, execute and acknowledge a deed for the lands and tenements so sold to the purchaser thereof in pursuance of said confirmation, and the deed so made, executed and acknowledged by him as late sheriff shall be good and valid in law, provided, however, that the deed shall be made, executed and acknowledged by him within two years from the date of the confirmation of the sale.
SECTION 2. That the provisions of this act shall apply to all sales which have heretofore occurred where no deed has been made, as well as to sales hereafter to be made.
Passed at Dover, April 3, 1891.