GENERAL PROVISIONS RESPECTING PUBLIC OFFICERS.
AN ACT to amend Chapter 11 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware, by fixing the Bond of the Register of Wills for each County.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That Chapter 11 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended by repealing the first paragraph of 379 Sec. 3. and inserting in lieu thereof the following to be known as the first paragraph of 379 Sec. 3:
379. Sec. 3. OFFICIAL SECURITIES OF CORONER; REGISTER OF WILLS; RECORDER; PROTHONOTARY; CLERK OF THE PEACE; CLERK OF THE ORPHANS' COURT; CLERK OF THE SUPREME COURT :Every Coroner, Recorder, Prothonotary and Clerk of the Peace, elected or appointed for either County, and the Clerk of the Supreme Court duly appointed,-shall, at the next term of the Superior Court in that County, after his election or appointment, and the Clerk of the Orphans' Court, elected or appointed for either County shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, become bound to the State of Delaware with sufficient surety by a joint and several obligation in the penalty of three thousand dollars with condition "that if the above named who has been duly elected (or appointed) to be shall and do well and diligently execute his office of as aforesaid and duly and faithfully fulfill and perform all the trusts and duties to the said office appertaining, and truly and without delay deliver to his successor in office, the seal and all the books, records and papers belonging to said ,office safe and undefaced, and if the said shall truly and without delay pay over to the County Treasurer all the fees which it shall be his duty to collect and which are to be paid to the County Treasurer, then this obligation shall be void and of no effect, or else shall remain in full force and virtue;" except that in the condition of a Coroner's obligation, the clause beginning with the words "and truly" and ending with the words "undefaced" shall be omitted, and in the condition of the obligation of the Clerk of the Supreme Court, the clause beginning with the words "and if the said" and ending with the words "paid to the County Treasurer" shall be omitted. In the obligation of the Clerk of the Peace the word "offices" shall be used for the word "office." The Register of Wills of New Castle County shall be required to give Bond for the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) the Register of Wills of Kent County shall be required to give Bond for Five Thousand Dollars ($5000), and the Register of Wills of Sussex County shall be required to give Bond for Five Thousand Dollars ($5000) ; said Bonds to be in the form as hereinabove provided and to the approved by the Resident Judge of the respective Counties and the said bond shall be executed in each case by the Register of Wills before entering upon the discharge of his office.
Approved April 24, A. D. 1919.