Of the Settlement of Personal Estates.
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 89 OF THE REVISED STATUTES OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE, RELATING TO RELEASES. ACQUITTANCES AND RECEIPTS TO EXECUTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section I. That Section 50 of Chapter 89 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Delaware be and the same is hereby amended by inserting the words "or proved" next after the word "acknowledged" in the second line" of the second paragraph, and next after the word "acknowledged" in the first line of the third paragraph, and next after the word "acknowledged" in the first line of the fourth paragraph of said section ; and by inserting in the third paragraph of said section next after the word "State" the words "or before any Consul General, Consul. Vice Consul, Consular Agent or Commercial Agent of the United States, duly appointed in any foreign country at the places of their respective official residence" ; and by striking out the final words in said third paragraph "his official seal" and substituting in lieu thereof the words "the hand of such officer and the seal of his office" ;
Section 2. That all releases, acquittances or receipts executed under hand and seal by any legatee, next of kin, or interested person, of full age, to an executor or administrator for any sum of money due by virtue of a will or upon a testamentary or administration account, passed before the Register and proved before a Judge or a Chief Magistrate of a City, Town or County, and certified under his hand, and in case of the Judge, of the seal of his Court, and in the case of the Chief Magistrate, under public seal of the City, Town or County, or before a Commissioner of Deeds of this State, or before any Consul General, Consul, Vice Consul, Consular Agent or Commercial Agent of the United States, duly appointed in any foreign country at the places of their respective official residence, and certified under the hand of such officer and the seal of his office before the first day of January, A. D. 1909, shall be deemed and taken to have been legally and properly proved, and if not already recorded, may and shall be admitted of record in the County in which such will was allowed or such account passed, and all such releases, acquittances or receipts or a duly certified copy of the record thereof shall be evidence in any court of law or equity in this State.
Approved March 10, A. D. 1909.